|When:||Back to Calendar » December 8, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Where:||Historic Downtown Silver City
N Texas St
Silver City,NM 88061
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|Contact:||Southwest New Mexico Green Chamber
|Categories:||Art Children's Events Crafts Festival Food Music|
It’s a New Mexico holiday tradition: purchase your Christmas tamales!
Silver City hosts the Second Annual New Mexico Tamal Fiesta y Más (formerly known as the New Mexico Tamale Festival), from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, December 8, in the heart of Historic Downtown. Get in the holiday mood with traditional Christmas treats and Borderland favorites: tamales, capirotada, bizcochos, Mexican hot chocolate, and even red-chile kettle corn… and much more! Celebrate the Hispanic heritage of Southwestern New Mexico and join us for a day of family fun for all!
Tamal Fiesta activities:
ON BROADWAY WEST OF BULLARD STREET:
- All day, 10am-4pm: Dozens of vendors — tamales and other food, folk art, community groups
- 10-11am: Opening Ceremony with Mariachi Rosas del Desierto, the acclaimed all-girl mariachi troupe fromDeming,NM
- 11:15am-noon: Matachines La Rosa del — traditional dancers from Chihuahua, Mexico
- Noon: Tamal Judging — awards for best traditional and gourmet tamales
- 1-4pm: Tardeada — street party with live music provided by Grant County Chicano Music Project: Friends of the Underground & The Illusion Band
AT THE SILVER CITY MUSEUM:
- 11-11:30, 1:30-2: Bilingual storytelling
- 12-1: Flores Mexicanas (paper flower making) workshop
- 2:30-3:30: Culture in the Kitchen: TraditionalHoliday Foods
The Silver City Museum hosts the following Tamal Fiesta activities: Bilingual Storytelling, Flores Mexicanas (paper flower making), and Culture in the Kitchen: Traditional Holiday Foods—All activities are FREE, and will be held at the Silver City Museum, located at 312 W. Broadway
- Bring the kids, big and small, to the Bilingual Storytelling sessions, presented by Maria Vigil. Two times: 11:00 am to 11:30 am, and 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm.
- 12 noon to 1:00 pm, join us for Flores Mexicanas, a paper flower making workshop led by Juanita Escobedo. In this class, for kids age 10 to adult, you will learn the art of flower making. Each flower takes about 15 minutes to make, and you can keep your work!
- 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Culture in the Kitchen: Traditional Holiday Foods. Ora Rede leads this fun presentation on traditional Hispanic foods for the holidays. You will receive recipes and learn about Nopalitos (tender cactus salad), Nochebuena (Christmas Eve salad), Biscochitos (the official cookie ofNew Mexico), and Horchata (a rice beverage). A demonstration on how to make tamales will also be presented.