There’s something about South Texas that’s unlike any other place in the world. There is such a beautiful mix of beliefs that come together to create a culture of its own that you just can’t find elsewhere. This culture (and the food that goes along with it) should be celebrated, and that’s why you have to come out to the 5th Annual Corpus Christi Hot Tamale Festival. Yes, this celebration is about food, but it’s also about so much more than that. You’re definitely going to want to attend if you love to eat, so learn more about what to expect from the experience below.
Are you ready to attend this tamale festival? Great! Then mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 23. The festival is going to be taking place in Downtown Corpus Christi, and it will run from noon to 10 p.m. That’s more than enough time to eat all the tamales you can handle for one day.
Of course, the most critical part of this festival has to be food vendors. There are going to be a lot of them, and they’ll be serving up remarkable dishes. Obviously, you’re going to be able to get tamales here, and lots of different kinds. But that’s not all. There will be a wide variety of food that pays homage to South Texas culture, so be sure to try a little bit of everything. Just make sure you come hungry – you want to have plenty of room to enjoy everything there is to sample!
Can you eat a lot more than most of the people you know? Do you want to test yourself to see how many tamales you can hold down? Are you just competitive in whatever you do? If so, then you have to participate in the tamale-eating contest. See who can get the most tamales down, and you may just go home the winner.
This festival is ultimately a celebration of culture, and food is just one part of the culture of South Texas. Another essential part of the culture is the local music, and you’re going to hear a lot of it at this celebration. Take a break from stuffing your face to listen to some of the best local artists in the area.
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Arts and Crafts
Feel like getting some shopping done? There are going to be arts and crafts vendors there, so whether you feel like just browsing or you want to take something home with you, you should check out their work.