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The Somerton Tamale Festival is the Woodstock of tamale events, with more than 30,000 people descending on the little border town southwest of Yuma.
Visitors can sample dozens of varieties ranging from traditional beef and chicken to pork, turkey, corn and spinach tamales. There are even sweet tamales filled with pineapple, peach and strawberry. This is the 10th year for the festival, with all proceeds helping to provide Arizona State University scholarships to local students.
The festival is Dec. 17, the last Saturday of autumn, with winter’s chill standing on the doorstep. What a delicious way to end the season. The festival begins at 11 a.m. A few arts and crafts vendors are on hand and there will be live music throughout the day.
Details: Along Main Street in Somerton, about 11 miles southwest of Yuma
For more information, visit SomertonTamaleFestival.com.
Yuma Art Center/Historic Yuma Theatre and the Yuma Civic Center offer a variety of stage shows and events, visit the city website for general events info or to purchase tickets online for selected events, go to the YumaShowTickets.com site.
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