Tamale season is upon us an what better way to celebrate than with a festival in downtown Phoenix!

The 17th Annual Food City Tamale Festival is being held this weekend, and if you’re a fan of the Mexican dish, this is where you need to be. 

More than 75 vendors will participate in this year's event and attendees will have a variety of tamales to choose from.

If you want to attend the festival here’s everything you need to know before you go. 

WHEN: Dec. 8 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Dec. 9 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
WHERE: Cesar Chavez Plaza in Downtown Phoenix
ADMISSION: Free!

At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, the tamale contest will be held as a panel of celebrity judges will taste the entries and crown the festival's best tamale!

Can’t make it to the Tamale Festival this year? Here are some places where you can get some delicious tamales around Phoenix.