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Tamale Festival

The City of Oxnard Recreation & Community Services and Oxnard Tamale Festival Committee are proud to present this year’s 5th annual Oxnard Tamale Festival! The event will be held in downtown Oxnard’s Plaza Park on December 1, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Featured in various media outlets including CNN, CBS News, KEYT News, ABC News, Ventura County Star, and VIDA Newspaper, our activities including our famous Eating Contest has captured the attention of over 20,000 participants located throughout California.

Proceeds of the Oxnard Tamale Festival go towards supporting local non profits and recreation projects that serve over 100,000 of our youth each year. Our community grants have supplemented programs for at-risk youth, veterans, prevention of homelessness, cancer research, food pantries, recreation centers, and the mentally disabled. Past recipients have included Oxnard City Corps, Oxnard Police Activities League, Food Share of Ventura County, ARC of Ventura County, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts Troop #228, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Santa Clara Church, American Cancer Society, and Oxnard College Veterans Club. In addition, randomly selected non profits located throughout Oxnard are invited to have a booth at the event free of charge.

The event has also established a scholarship fund for Oxnard City Corps members that attend or plan to attend Oxnard College.

Collaboration is key to success – Efren Gorre, Director of Oxnard City Corps