August 16, 2017

Habla Tamale Cookoff & Festival

habla-tamaleTamale Cookoff, Tamale Tasting, Tamale Eating Contest

When: Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire, NM

Habla Tamale means Speak Tamale. We speak tamale in New Mexico! In fact we speak so much Tamale in New Mexico that everyone and their dog boasts that they cook the absolute best Tamales in the entire state! Well we decided to give you the venue to prove it! And this year it is happening in Angel Fire on Saturday August 8. Enter your tamales now to win TRUE bragging rights for a year!

There are two division in which you may enter your tamales: Individual/Family/Team or Commercial/Business/Team. Within these two divisions are two categories: Traditional or Gourmet. Awards will be given for the Winners in each division and category. These will be selected by a panel of tamale expert judges. There will also be one People’s Choice Award that will be decided by the tamale tasters at the event. Tamales do not have to cooked on site. Please prepare and bring enough tamales to offer tamale tastings at your booth and have plenty on hand to sell. After people taste your delicious tamales, they will want to buy extra to take home! Name your tamale cook-off team and be eligible to win the title of Most Creative Tamale Team Name Award

All exhibitors (tamale cook-off contestants and other vendors) are encouraged to decorate your booths, as there will be awards for the Most Festive/Creative Booth Design. Grab your family and your friends, or if commercial entries, your employees and sign up to participate in this inaugural Tamale Cook-off Festival. For those of you traveling from out of town, the Angel Fire Resort is offering discounted Habla Tamale packages August 5-12 on rooms, homes and condos. When making your reservations use the promo code “Tamale”.

On the schedule for Habla Tamale will be tamale tastings, a tamale eating contest (did you know the winner of a tamale eating contest in Georgia only ate 7 tamales! You can beat that record with your mouth closed!), kids zone, tamale history, lots of music, food/drinks and you can even enter a contest to become the first ever Wally or Molly Tamale!

We are now taking reservations for vendors of all types. Tamale Cook-of Teams, Arts and Crafts, Food vendors, Businesses, Organizations, Music, Entertainers, etc. Scroll down this Blast to see official rules & regulations and entry forms. Forms are available at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce or you may go also to www.angelfirechamber.org in the Habla Tamale section to copy and paste forms for entry. Enter now, reserve a booth, bring your band, don’t miss out on the fun!

Arts About Town, the Moreno Valley Arts Council event that has in the past been on the Labor Day Weekend, will now be a part of Habla Tamale. Those vendors will still sign up through the MVAC and all proceeds from these space rentals will go to the MVAC.

We are also signing up volunteers to help with the event. If you’d like to help call 575-377-6353.

Food Vendors & Kid Zone, Music Venue, Beer & Wine Garden, Arts About Town Arts & Crafts Zone

Sponsored by the Moreno Valley Arts Council and the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce.

Enter to win the Battle of the Bands!

To enter as a contestant, reserve a food or vendor booth, or get further information call 575-377-6353.

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