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Oxnard Tamale FestivalFood

From strawberry sweets to savory chicken and pork delights, the Oxnard Tamale Festival  hosts the best mouth-watering tamales in the Central Coast. Featured in various media outlets including CNN, CBS News, ABC 7, KEYT News, VC Reporter, Vida Newspaper and Ventura County Star, our Eating Contest and other activities have captured the attention of over 5,000 annual participants. While enjoying our tamales, you can sit back and watch Oxnard's Downtown Christmas Parade. The Festival is free to the public.

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Occurs in: December

Festival Location: Plaza Park

Contact Information:
City of Oxnard Recreation & Community Services
Ernest Stein
545 South A Street, Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 766-4906

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