at the Tamal Fiesta Y Más

Yes! Tamales are the heart our annual Fiesta! But wait! In this year's Fiesta is an added feature, a Disco Cooking Contest, a partnership between the Fiesta committee and Town Councilor José Ray Jr. 

A disco is a disk that is similar to a wok and is used over a propane gas flame. 

  • Ten contestants will begin cooking their disco specialties at 11:00 a.m.
  • For $10.00 a ticket, fiesta attendees may taste 10 different tacos and vote for the one they think is the Best! 

Fifty tickets will be sold and the proceeds from the ticket sales will be used to award cash prizes to the top three contest winners.  The contest is open to everyone; however it is hoped that Grant County families will want to enter and provide a taste of their family recipes.

The Winners

Contest winners will be announced at the end of the fiesta and the cash prizes of $300, $150 and $50 will be awarded. 

Contest Participants Registration Form and Details

Click for the Disco Contest Registration Form
The deadline for entering the contest is November 18, 2016

For more information about the contest, please email TamalFiesta@gmail.com or call 575-590-3016 or 505-819-9651.


Sponsor of the 2016 Tamal Fiesta Y Mas and this year Sponsor of the NEW! Disco Cooking Contest, Griffin's Propane sells propane discos. "Discos" are cooking discs used mainly in the southwestern U.S. and in Mexico.

Traditionally, they are made from re-purposed metal plow discs, and are sometimes handed down in families through generations