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Come get your tamales at the Somerton Tamale Festival!

File photo: Victor Calderón/KAWC
A tamale vendor at the Somerton Tamale Festival prepares the delicious feast.

That magical time of the year is here.

The 15th annual Somerton Tamale Festival is back this Saturday on Somerton’s Main Street. Can you smell what the tamale vendors are cooking?

“So you have from the traditional beef with the potato, olive and jalapenos to vegetarian tamales, spinach tamales," said Gladys Anaya, a festival organizer "There’s one that has chocolate with crème. There’s corn tamales and chili with cheese.”

Besides the various delicious flavors of tamales, there will be live music including Yuma’s Gwynn Sisters and the Sonoran band Laberinto.

The festival is a fundraiser for scholarships for Yuma County students attending Arizona State University. ASU El Diablito Alumni Chapter sponsors it.

There is a Somerton Tamale Festival app only available on the Apple Store.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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