About Somerton Tamale Festival 2019
Arizona State University (ASU) El Diablito Alumni Chapter will sponsor the 13th Annual Somerton Tamale Festival on December 21, 2019.
The memory of preparing and enjoying our families’ tamales during the holiday season is a cultural tradition. Using that same tradition and unique family recipes, the El Diablito Alumni Club has organized the festival for the past 12 years to showcase Yuma County’s best and finest tamales. This all-day event features music, cultural dances, and a variety of tamales which have attracted a range of people including local families, senior citizens, teenagers and out-of-state travelers.
The ASU El Diablito Alumni Club, along with many local sponsors, has helped students achieve their goal of attending college for the past 19 years by providing over $400,000 in scholarships to local students attending ASU. The Somerton Tamale Festival has helped boost the local economy by attracting thousands of visitors.
This event features over 44 vendors and showcases the community’s non-profit and school clubs. According to the Yuma Sun, the Tamale Festival attracted 30,000 people last year. This event was featured in Phoenix magazine as one of the top 52 weekend adventures in the state. The El Diablito ASU Alumni Club is seeking your support for this event. Your generous contribution will help students further their education and your company’s name will be represented to the highest standards.