Due to Coronavirus, please stay tuned for updates.

This is an unprecedented time in our history. The COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on the health of our loved ones, the businesses we rely upon, the health of the global economy, and the way we live our daily lives. As we all continue to navigate through these unique and evolving challenges, we want you to know that MASA and the Tamale Fest team are here and working hard to help the Rockford area. Keeping our customers, volunteers, and employees safe has never been a higher priority, so we're making some changes to our event line up. Please stay tuned for updates and news.

FESTIVAL DATES AND TIMES
SATURDAY, SEPT. 11th 2021
12pm-10pm

FAQ

TAMALE FEST IS AN ALL-AGES EVENT; HOWEVER, SOME AREAS ARE 21+ ONLY

 

 

 

\\SET TIMES

Full event line up will be out September 1st. #StayTuned

 

 

\\TRAVEL OPTIONS

Rockford has tons of stuff to do! Make a weekend out of the event. While we are just a one-day event there are plenty of things to do every weekend. Follow the main strip on East State St to see just a little bit of what Rockford has to offer.

 

 

\\RE-ENTRY ATMS

Re-entry will not be permitted. If you leave the event please keep your wristband on. Anyone caught without a wristband will be escorted off the premises.

 

 

\\TICKETING

Ticketing will be available online and at the main gate.  

 

 

\\ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

No alcoholic beverages will be served without a proper and valid I.D. No exceptions. CAR SHOW PARTICIPANTS coolers, outside drinks or food, are not allowed.

 

 

\\WEATHER

In case of bad weather, the event will be postponed and rain date will be advertised. Let's cross our fingers and hope this does not happen.  

 

 

\\THESE ITEMS ARE ALLOWED

Guests and their belongings are subject to search upon entry or re-entry. You can help keep the lines moving quickly by leaving large bags at home.

 ALLOWED

  • YES Baby Strollers

  • YES Chairs

  • YES Blankets   

  • YES Cameras 

  • YES Chapstick and Lip Balm (Sealed/Unopened)

  • YES Cigarettes and Lighters 

  • YES E-Cigs and Vape Pens

  • YES GoPros & Flip Cams

  • YES Hand Sanitizer and Baby Wipes

  • YES Mobile Phones and Chargers

  • YES Poncho & Rain Jackets

  • YES Service  Animals

  • YES Sunblock (Non-Aerosol)

  • YES Sunglasses

  • YES Water Bottles (Empty, Plastic, Reusable, non-metal, 32 oz, 1 per guest)

*** “Comfort,”“therapy” or “emotional support” animals do not meet the definition of a"Service Animal" and are not permitted entry to the Event; For the Avoidance of Doubt, NO other Animals are Permitted.

The safety of our fans and Event attendees is of paramount concern to the Event organizers. The event organizers reserve the right to deny entry to any person or item the event organizers and/or authorized security personnel deem(s) dangerous.

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

\\THESE ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED

 BANNED

  • NO Aerosol Products/Aerosol Cans/Aerosol Sunblock

  • NO Air Horns or Noisemakers

  • NO Audio Recording Devices

  • NO AVPs or MODs or Liquid to Refill Cartridges

  • NO Bicycles, Skates, Scooters or Skateboards (Bikes Only Allowed in Car Show Area after they have registered)

  • NO Blankets (Small) & Beach Towels

  • NO Coolers

  • NO Chains or Chain Wallets

  • NO Detachable Lens Cameras

  • NO Drones (Unless you have our Media Release approval)

  • NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia

  • NO Fireworks or Explosives

  • NO Flyers, Samples, Giveaways or Promotional Items (Only pre approved Vendors)

  • NO Glass or Metal Containers

  • NO Hula Hoops

  • NO Hoverboards or Segways

  • NO Instruments (Entertainment only)

  • NO Laser Pointers    

  • NO Mesh Bags

  • NO Metal, Steel or Aluminum water bottles

  • NO Outside Food or Beverages

  • NO Pepper Spray or Mace

  • NO Pets or Other Animals

  • NO Sharpies, Markers or Paint Pens

  • NO Stuffed Animals or Inflatables

  • NO Tarps

  • NO Totems   

  • NO Weapons of Any Kind

*** “Comfort,”“therapy” or “emotional support” animals do not meet the definition of a"Service Animal" and are not permitted entry to the Event; For the Avoidance of Doubt, NO other Animals are Permitted.

The safety of our fans and Event attendees is of paramount concern to the Event organizers. Tamale Fest vent organizers reserve the right to deny entry to any person or item the event organizers and/or authorized security personnel deem(s) dangerous.