San Antonio Tamale Festival

Have I mentioned how much I love San Antonio, Texas? Besides the world’s famous River Walk and Market Square, which has amazing food and entertainment, San Antonio has the Pearl Brewery. The Pearl Brewery is a historic gathering place where everyone eats, plays, and learns along the banks of the River Walk. They have family friendly events throughout the year that are always amazing and awesome. This previous Saturday my family and I were lucky enough to attend the 4th annual San Antonio Tamale Festival at the Pearl.

The Tamale FestivalWhen I read on a blog site that San Antonio was having a Tamale festival I immediately called my husband only to have him tell me that he heard on the radio that San Antonio was having a Tamale Festival! We decided at that moment that we were going to the San Antonio Tamale Festival and we could not be more excited. We love taking our kids to family friendly events and we love tamales, so we knew we were going to have fun.

The San Antonio Tamale Festival is free and dishes at the festival normally range from $1-$5. In addition, to tamales and other amazing treats, you can also purchase beverages such as lemonade, water, and beer. This event can delight any age of taste buds. My extremely picky 7 year old had never had a tamale but immediately after her dad and I purchased our first tamale she immediately asked if she could have a taste. After that first taste, she was in love! With that said, the food at the San Antonio Tamale Festival is delicious.

San Antonio Tamale Festival

In addition to delicious food, the San Antonio Tamale Festival also has kid friendly events such as arts and crafts. There were assistants from the Children’s Museum helping the kids create beautiful artwork and they also had story time.

San Antonio Tamale Festival at the Pearl


My family and I had a wonderful time at the San Antonio Tamale Festival. We created a lot of memories, tried a lot of food from different food trucks and restaurants and listened to some amazing live music. Next year if you are in San Antonio, make some time to attend, you will not regret it.

Written by: Aimee Fauci


  1. Chrissy Mazzocchi says

    Wow this looks like such a fun time! I’d love to go here with my kids.

  2. I want to visit San Antonio again. The tamale festival looks awesome.

  3. This looks like an awesome festival. I have always wanted to visit San Antonio. I have a few good friends that recently moved to this city.

  4. This looks amazing! We are in Austin so it is totally possible for me to make it next time!

  5. That does look like a great festival. I’d love to visit Texas, and seeing the food makes me want to do it sooner rather than later. 😉

  6. I’ll be in San Antonio sometime next year when my hubs does his officer training. I cannot wait to explore the town 😀

  7. I would LOVE to visit. IT would be a lot of fun!

  8. This would be a fun festival to go to. I would love to go on a vacation in San Antonio.

  9. This sounds like such a fun event. I’d love to visit San Antonio!

  10. Looks like it was a lot of fun plus the food looks absolutely great too!

  11. Amanda McMahon says

    What a fun time! San Antionio seems to have a nice variety of things to do… oh and the crafts and food here look great!

  12. I wish we lived closer. The food looks good and is definitely reasonably priced!

  13. So many awesome foods, this looks like a fun festival!

  14. Now that looks like my kind of festival. Yum!

  15. We always love going to food festivals like this. The tamale festival sounds like a lot of fun!

  16. Sounds like a lot of fun! My husband would love going to a tamale festival!

  17. Yum! If there’s a reason to visit San Antonio, this is it!

  18. I would live that festival! So original to have a Tamale festival!

  19. I’d love to try all of those foods. I’m a fan of tamales!

  20. When I lived in OK my best friend had family in Austin. We would drive down every few weeks to see them and would often head down to San Antonio. So MUCH good food down that way. I sure miss it. I am in MI now, so a long way from a road trip down 75!

  21. That sounds like a great time, with some good AUTHENTIC food! Yummy!

  22. Love us some tamales and love us some SA!

  23. I haven’t been to San Antonio in SO LONG, but this post makes me want to go… especially to the San Antonio Tamale Festival. It sounds like a blast, and I love how your kiddos all enjoyed it, too, even the 7-year-old who’s a picky eater and who’d never tried a tamale before. What a cool experience for them!

  24. This looks like soooo much fun…not to mention the food looks amazing! I love Mexican food to begin with…this looks like the real deal! Such a fun family time! Again SA is one of our favorite spots, we can’t wait to visit again!

  25. What a fun festival! I miss San Antonio and all the great festivals and events they have going on!

  26. I have pinned this to keep for later. I want to come to San Antonio so bad! It’s one of the few places I haven’t been to yet. We were hoping to include it in our cross country trip next year but I don’t think it is going to be possible but I haven’t given up hope yet!

  27. What a lovely sounding festival, I always love the atmosphere of such events 🙂

  28. I have been at a River Walk in Canada, but not in Texas yet. My Hubs would be all up for going to a Tamale Festival.

  29. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    Sounds like a day of fun to me. I love that the food prices are so cheap!

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