Somerton Travel Guide
While your family is busy waiting in line to pick up one of those spiral sliced hams, there’s plenty of others picking up tamales for the holidays. If you haven’t added the traditional Mexican dish to your seasonal spread, now’s the perfect time to do it. However, if you are a little nervous to shake up your family’s tradition, just swing by the Somerton Tamale Festival this weekend in Arizona to get a taste of what you’re missing.
Things run from 11am until 10pm on December 19, and this is the third year that organizers have been running the party. It's a free festival, so don't worry about postponing all the Christmas chores for another day in favor of heading out to the city of Somerton. There will be music and other entertainment throughout the day, including mariachis and other traditional Mexican sounds. Later in the afternoon is when your vote will matter—that’s when festival organizers tally the votes for the Best Tamale Award.