What you can expect at the 2019 Tamale Festival

Come hungry! The 2019 Tamale Festival at the Town Center Aurora Mall is happening Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

The 2019 Tamale Festival by Fitzsimmons Credit Union is an outdoor ticketed event that offers an unlimited tamale tasting package as well as craft beer tasting during the early afternoon. Attendees can also enjoy live music, kid activities, and other on-site Latin eats. This first-year event is focused on bringing the whole family together to enjoy tamales and exploring things to do.


Included in general admission, everyone can partake in a variety of things to do around the festival grounds. Get the kids suited up for face painting, a bounce house, and rock wall. Snap silly pictures in the on-site photo booth and so much more! Live music will continue throughout the day, where guests can explore Mariachi and Folklorico dance shows at no additional cost. "We’re very excited for our headliner, Anything for Salinas," said Don Massey, General Manager at the Town Center Aurora. "They’re a Selena tribute band out of California and they’re also a family band."

Gear up for the perfect pairing. Grab your tickets for the unlimited beer tasting from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Guests will receive 3 oz tasters of more than 40 different beers from local and regional Colorado. "We will be offering beers from 20 different breweries – a few are The Great Divide, Dry Dock Brewing Company, Denver Beer Co, Avery Brewing, Firestone Walker, Odell, and Santa Fe Brewing Company," said Massey.


In addition to tamale samples, guests can also enjoy other Mexican-inspired eats including tacos, burritos, and nachos. Just hungry for a handful of tamales? Enjoy the $1 samples or go big with the full-portion menus. Latin eats and beverages will also be available for an additional purchase.

Ticket information

$5 – General Admission (kids 12 & under free)
$25 – General Admission & Unlimited Tamale Tasting (CURRENTLY SOLD OUT!)
$25 – General Admission & Unlimited Craft Beer Tasting
$45 – General Admission, Unlimited Craft Beer & Tamale Tasting
$60 – V.I.P tickets