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Escondido Tamale Festival

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ORGANIZATION: Escondido Downtown Business Association

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Escondido Tamale Festival

Thank you for Volunteering at the 5th Annual Escondido Tamale Festival!
This event brings an estimated 12-15,000 attendees, 100 food and craft vendors, Live Music and Performances, Contests, and Fun for all to Grape Day Park in Escondido. While this is fun and exciting event to work, we genuinely need RELIABLE community support volunteers, such as yourself, to help make it a success. The festival itself runs from 11am-5pm, but the majority of volunteers are needed before and after te event to set up as early at 7am and take down until as late as 7pm. Below are a few short descriptions of some of the jobs we need to fill. Note some jobs indicate an age requirement and some may require a short training class on event day.

When responding, please indicate:
1.) If you are over under age 16, over 16 or over 21.
2.) What position you prefer (see below)
3.) What hours you are available (start & end time)
4.) Email & Phone# for us to contact you before event
5.) Any issues standing for long periods of time, or handicaps we should know about
6.) Any special comments or notes you would like to include.

SET-UP CREW: 7am - 11am 15-20 volunteers needed

Unload cars/trucks of supplies, set up banners, pop up tents, tables & chairs, assemble cardboard EDCO Trash Cans/Liners

DECORATIONS: 8am - 11am 2 volunteers needed

SIGN HOLDERS: 11am - 3pm
3-6 volunteers needed

GREETERS/BROCHURES: 11am - 4pm 3-6 volunteers needed

  • Welcome guests to the park
  • Hand out Event Brochures

B&W GARDEN BEER/WINE POURERS: 10am - 5:30pm 3-4 volunteers needed

Beer Wine Garden pourer (must be 21+ & attend event day training class)

B&W GARDEN SECURITY CREW: 10am - 5:30pm 1-2 volunteers needed
(must be 21+ & attend event day training class)

Stand and guard Entrance to Beer & Wine Garden to:

  • Confirm only those with wristbands (age 21+) enter garden
  • Ensure no one leaves with drink
  • No Children in B&W Garden

TAKE-DOWN CREW: 5pm - 7pm 15-20 volunteers needed

Collect all signs and Banners, Take down Pop Up Tents, Tables, Chairs, Decorations, load cars/trucks of supplies

CHILDREN'S CRAFT BOOTH ASSISTANTS: 11am - 5pm 8-10 volunteers needed Age 16+

Children's Craft Booth Assistants (Makers Craft Guild) For this position ONLY, please sign up directly(Sign-up directly with San Diego Makers Guild at: http://www.sdmakersguild.org/support-makers/volunteer/?sheet_id=19

We welcome high school, clubs, college, military and other volunteers in need of volunteer hours and are happy to sign off on hours worked. However, due to the family nature of this event, we are NOT able to accept volunteers in need of fulfilling Court Appointed Service Hours. Thank you for understanding.

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About Escondido Downtown Business Association


243 S Escondido Blvd #701, Escondido, CA 92025, US

Mission Statement

The Escondido Downtown Business Association, a 501(c)6, for the marketing, support, and preservation of the 127 year Old Historic Downtown Business District. Portions of the proceeds from events will be used to promote Historic Downtown Escondido as a shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Learn more about the Escondido DBA at: http://www.downtownescondido.com/


The Escondido Downtown Business Association is comprised of volunteers and Downtown Escondido Business owners. Meetings are held with local merchants to discuss and resolve various improvements and issues in the downtown area. Events are held in order to promote the downtown businesses as well as generate funds to improve the downtown area in matters of beautification, aesthetics, lighting, parking, safety, etc. A few of our events include the Escondido Street Festival (Spring), Grand Avenue Festival (Fall), Escondido Tamale Festival, For The Love of Chocolate, Escondido Chocolate Festival and The Wedge, Escondido Cheese Festival.

Community Volunteers are needed from time to time to help with these events. Please contact us to see where you can best be utilized. We're thankful to our volunteers and excited to work with you!


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture, Community


Sat Nov 02, 2019
07:00 AM - 07:00 PM


Grape Day Park321 N BroadwayEscondido, CA 92025



  • Event Design & Planning
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Bartending
  • Event Planning / Management


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 15
  • 3 hours, 6 hours and 8 hr slots are all welcomed!
  • Depending upon duty placement, it may be necessary to stand, sit or walk for long periods of time.

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