This family-friendly Tucson Tamal & Heritage Festival, now in its 13th year, celebrates the tastes, smells and variation of tamales from the Southwest and Mexico.
It starts at 10 a.m. and runs through 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Casino del Sol’s AVA, 5655 W. Valencia Road.
Admission is free, but groups and individuals selling tamales are being given the opportunity to raise funds.
The festival includes a tamale contest, live local entertainment, food, artis and crafts, and farmers-market vendors. More than 10,000 people attended last year.