This Saturday there is going to be a delicious WAPATO TAMALE FESTIVAL in the Yakima Valley. The weather is set to be beautiful and sunny with a temp expected to hover around 84 degrees. It is going to be a perfect day to head out to the tamale fest.

The Wapato Legacy Association and numerous volunteers are hosting a tamale cooking contest, a car show, activities of fun for the kids, plus live entertainment and vendor booths.

Live performances will begin around noon at the Wapato Tamale Festival and are set to include DJ Uncle Lou, Wise, E Razo, Gooty, 7KKris, Zaymoney, Deadsiren, Majin Boo, BigToneMakeYaMoan, and more.

Contestants in the tamale competition will submit a dozen tamales for the judges to sample and determine which tamales taste the best. I sure would love to be a judge for the tamale contest! Ha! Maybe someday, but in the meantime, I will be looking forward to heading to Wapato sometime on Saturday. 

Folks out in Wapato have been on a roll lately. Wapato recently won first place at the Central Washington State Fair for the Wapato FFA agriculture display! #WolfpackPower

DELICIOUS Tamales Are Taking Over For the 99 and 2000s in WAPATO


WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Wapato at the Washington Victory Plaza. (On the corner of 2nd St and Wapato Ave.)

COST: It is Free to attend but you will have to buy your own tamales

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For more info, give Marla Hernandez a call or email. (509) 941-8782 or


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