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Tamale Fest cooks up lots of fun in Atascadero

There were plenty of tamales for festival-goers to choose from at Atascadero’s Sunken Gardens on Saturday.
There were plenty of tamales for festival-goers to choose from at Atascadero’s Sunken Gardens on Saturday.

Dancing horses performed and more than two dozen vendors cooked up tamales Saturday at a busy Atascadero Tamale Festival at the Sunken Gardens.

The event, in its third year, featured a “Best Tamale” contest and a variety of tamale vendors from throughout California. There was also a tamale-eating contest. Mariachi bands played at the event, which included a variety of entertainment.

There were zorbing balls, bungee jumping, an obstacle course, face painting and activities for kids.

Did you go to this year’s festival? Tell us which tamale was your favorite in the comments!

Atascadero's second annual Tamale Festival was held at Sunken Gardens on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

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