Welcome Vendors,

Thank you for your interest in the 12th Annual Oxnard Tamale Festival! To simplify the application process and avoid delays, please submit all of your completed paperwork together at one time. Additionally, we are encouraging electronic submission this year, so please scan and email them if possible (hard copies are still welcomed, however).

Last year’s event was a big success and with your help it will be even better this year! The demand for fresh, delicious tamales was so large that we didn’t have enough vendors to compensate. Needless to say, the participating vendors were extremely successful and sold out. So this year, we want to showcase our event by bringing on even more vendors. Every one of you, whether Arts and Crafts, Commercial, or any of our wonderful food vendors, is crucial to the life and success of this festival!

Last year, over 10,000 people attended the festival and enjoyed great music, excellent food and products. We are expecting an equally successful turnout this year! Lazer Broadcasting Corporation is providing our live entertainment again this year. The band lineup will be announced as soon as possible.

The Oxnard Tamale Festival is scheduled for December 7, 2019. We invite you to participate with us, whether you are one of our seasoned vendors, or a new participant. Please act promptly to guarantee your place as booth space is assigned on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis.

Please submit your application along with your fee in the form of CASHIER’S CHECK, CHECK, or MONEY ORDER, made payable to CITY OF OXNARD. Also include payments to the Ventura County Environmental Health Department.

Only complete applications will be accepted. Please do not leave any blank spaces, and be sure to attach any required documents. It is not necessary to type the application but it must be legible. Please include (2) color photos of the product you wish to sell. We are looking for Tamale food vendors or variety choice food vendors, as well as Arts & Crafts, and Commercial vendors to complement the festival. Vendor selection will be limited and made in the spirit of providing a well-balanced vending area. We reserve the right to make all final decisions on vendor acceptance. Applications and full payment must be received no later than October 10, 2019 (FOOD) and all others by November 14, 2019. Please submit as soon as possible to allow us time to create a Festival Map layout.

For your convenience, here are links to the required documents and applications:

Ventura County Environmental Health Division Forms (Required for Food Vendors. Please submit separate checks for any applicable fees):

Please include your e-mail address on the application for future mailings about our events and applications. We look forward to working with you to make this year’s event most successful! For more information please contact Yolanda Piña at or 805-385-7995.