October 05, 2008

Tamales! Tamales! Tamales!

In Louisiana food is not just for nourishment; it's art, history, heritage, culture, and flavor all rolled together. Each community has special dishes which tie the present to the past. Zwolle is known for their great tasting tamales.

The Zwolle Tamale Fiesta which is a celebration of Spanish and Native American Heritage will be held Thursday, October 9th through Saturday, October 12th at the Festival Grounds in Zwolle.

The festival features a tamale making demonstration, tamale eating contest, treasure hunt, street dance, arts and crafts, and a parade. Other activities include pageants, arm wrestling contests, Spanish costume contests, rides, food, and the Fiesta Mud Bog for trucks.

For more information: 800-358-7802.