Award-winning musicians and performers fill the town with music and culture! Previous Fiesta entertainment . . .

e_mariachiplata_1000Mariachi Plata
Western New Mexico University award-winning group kicks off the fiesta with a procession from the Visitor Center to the main Fiesta site.


deming-cielitos Cielitos Folklorico Dancers
Middle-school students from Deming

Disco Cooking Contest
Buy a ticket at the event and you can taste and judge!


e_calientechalk_1000 Caliente Band
Caliente Band is from Las Cruces


A Perfect Southwest Holiday Destination -

AboutTamalFiesta_MariachiLadiesA Mariachi procession leads the celebration at 10:00 am from the Visitor Center (Hudson & Broadway)  making its way through historic downtown Silver City to the Festival site at 8th & Bullard Streets.

At the Festival site, vendors will offer many kinds of food — of course there will be plenty of tamales! — along with arts and crafts and other unique gift items. Main events are outdoors, so enjoy a steaming bowl of menudo or a cup of champurrado! Come early, because the tamales will start to sell out long before the festivities end at 3:00 pm.

Throughout the day enjoy music and dance performances, heritage workshops, and fun for all ages.  Please stay tuned and watch for a complete schedule of performers, vendors, and more for another wonderful Tamal Y Mas Fiesta, downtown Silver City, NM.


It's not just tamales, it's a celebration of local Hispanic culture through all kinds of food, crafts, & performances.

  • Art Market
  • Disco Cook-off competition
  • Heritage Activities, Traditional Games, Huachas & More!
  • Classic Car display adjacent to the Fiesta


  • Performers and vendors in the "Fiest Art market."
  • Handicapped parking available.
  • On-street parking available.
  • Event entry is free and open to the public.
  • Purchase food and other items from individual vendors.