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First-Ever Hermosa Tamal Fest Set For This Weekend

"Get to know the business owners and support the neighborhood businesses that keep the community of Hermosa vibrant and alive."

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HERMOSA — The tamale is the star attraction of a new festival coming to Hermosa this weekend.

Hermosa’s first-ever tamal fest is set for 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, according to organizers.

The fest will run along Keeler Avenue between Armitage Avenue and Cortland Street and showcase tamal vendors from all over Latin America, organizers said. The event entrance will be at 4225 W. Armitage Ave.

Tamales are a traditional Mexican dish of meat or vegetable filling wrapped in a steamed masa bun and baked in corn husks.

In Spanish, tamal is singular and tamales is plural.

In addition to tamales, the fest will also feature artesanías from the group Mujeres Artesanas con Carrillo, as well as performances by local artists, students and community members.

The fest is a partnership between Logan Square Neighborhood Association, MosaicoArte Chicago and Mujeres Artesanas con Carrillo.

“Get to know the business owners and support the neighborhood businesses that keep the community of Hermosa vibrant and alive,” organizers said on the event page.

Organizers plan to post a performance lineup and vendor list online soon.

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