Zwolle Tamale Festival 2008

Feb 16, 2008 Full story: KALB-TV Alexandria 23

The Zwolle Tamale Fiesta is looking for a Poster Artist. 1. A vertical design 16 x 20 inches. via KALB-TV Alexandria

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Rod Sims

Shreveport, LA

#1 Apr 29, 2008
What are the rules and regulations for the poster contest and when is the due date? Thanks
hometown girl

Oberlin, LA

#2 Oct 6, 2008
Hey does anyone know how much the tickets are selling for at the fair and also do you know if their will be a bracelet day at the fair. We are from out of town but will be coming for the festival. Our first time to your festival. Looking forward to meeting many people and getting to know your heritage.
mann

AOL

#3 Oct 9, 2008
dont waist your time its a joke all the so called indians will turn back into mexicans that cant speak even spanish ,and sell the wanna be tamalles ,,and its all a bunch of drunks and trouble makers at the wanna be fair,i wont take my family ever again its a real joke,,and rip off ,if you wanna know the spanish heritage your going to the wrong place ,they dont even know how to make real mexican food ,go to elpaso or somewhere else ,they turn back into indians the next week and cant speak a word of that language either,but its funny as hell to look at the mullet hair cuts they all look like the new verson of moe of the 3 stooges,or a bad verson of the beattles,,
rod sims

AOL

#4 Oct 9, 2008
the rules are you have to be a cousan of one of the judges or bribe them good and you will win,,
Fool on the Hill

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Oct 26, 2008
Once upon a time many years ago there was a quaint little fiesta in the Town of Zwolle. It was held on the quaint little main street and a few surrounding blocks. It had a quaint little parade, a quaint little craft market, a cute little beauty pageant and some fun things to do with your friends and family after dark, safe and small town things like block bands and local merchants making a few bucks selling some quaint products. No one acted or pretended to be anything Native American or Hispanic,just small town folks wanting to have a good time. And then.....SOMEONE decied that this was just tooooo much of a good thing. They incorporated the little fiesta, logoed it, bouht some property, fenced it off and told everyone to go THERE for the fiesta, not allowing folks to wander around the quaint little main street, and buy the quaint little products sold by merchants....only the people in the fenced area had any rights to the little fiesta. Now you must go "into the pen" to see anything like what it used to be. It's all just a memory and mann (blog above) has put it all in a very "quaint" honest way, "don't waste your time, it's all a joke".
buddy b

Carrollton, TX

#6 Nov 7, 2008
I love the zwolle tamale festival
lauren

Natchitoches, LA

#7 Dec 11, 2008
Well first of all, anyone that wants to talk bad about the Tamale Fiesta is stupid. You think just bacause the majority of the population here is mixed with Native American and Hispanic blood that they are hypocrits. I think you are jealous because we actually know what our heritage holds. Oh and by the way Mann, no one asked you to ever bring your family back here, so don't. You are a visitor that we have wasted( yeah thats how you spell it, not waist) good hospitality on. So do mankind a favor and NEVER step foot in Zwolle again!!!!
Proud to be from Zwolle

Natchitoches, LA

#8 Jan 6, 2009
You know, it really bothers me to see how people can trash Zwolle and the Fiesta, especially when they can't even spell correctly! I have been to many festivals all over Louisiana and Texas, the Tamale Fiesta is no different...just better. At least they don't allow under aged drinking go on in public and approve of it just because its a festival! No matter where you go people will show out sometimes, but that doesn't mean that everything is bad about it....apparently they need to get out more often and enjoy life!
just wondering

United States

#9 Feb 3, 2009
I have personnally been to the festival for the past several years. While I have never been there after dark, I find the early morning a wonderful time to take my children there. After the parade you have about two hours where the crowds have not yet arrived to bog down the ride lines. I have two young children and love being able to walk onto the rides one after another.
Passing By

Shreveport, LA

#10 Feb 3, 2009
check with city councel for rules

“damnatio memoriae”

Since: Jul 09

Zwolle, Louisiana

#11 Jul 10, 2009
Fool on the Hill wrote:
Once upon a time many years ago there was a quaint little fiesta in the Town of Zwolle. It was held on the quaint little main street and a few surrounding blocks. It had a quaint little parade, a quaint little craft market, a cute little beauty pageant and some fun things to do with your friends and family after dark, safe and small town things like block bands and local merchants making a few bucks selling some quaint products. No one acted or pretended to be anything Native American or Hispanic,just small town folks wanting to have a good time. And then.....SOMEONE decied that this was just tooooo much of a good thing. They incorporated the little fiesta, logoed it, bouht some property, fenced it off and told everyone to go THERE for the fiesta, not allowing folks to wander around the quaint little main street, and buy the quaint little products sold by merchants....only the people in the fenced area had any rights to the little fiesta. Now you must go "into the pen" to see anything like what it used to be. It's all just a memory and mann (blog above) has put it all in a very "quaint" honest way, "don't waste your time, it's all a joke".
Quaint wouldn't necessarily be the word i'd use to describe Zwolle at any period during it's history.

From what i recall of the pre-Fenced In Fiesta* was a veritable Pornucopia. Oh the things that went on in those big tractors they used to have parked near the old gym.

i've only been a few times since they've tamed the fiesta not because it's been commercialized but only because festivals aren't my thing anymore. But i have to say the taming of the Zwolle festivals are probably the best thing to have happen.

Quaint. lmao

*(note...it's called the Tamale Fiesta in honor of the area's undeniable Hispanic heritage)
flame thrower

Barnesville, OH

#12 Jul 26, 2009
i have lived here in many all my life and my kids and now my grandkids march in the parade and we all love going just as much as we did years back when it started. this is one thing we have to look forward to each year and yes all of the folks in zwolle are very nice and makes the best hot tamales any where!!!!!
Ebarb15

Haughton, LA

#13 Jul 31, 2009
mann wrote:
dont waist your time its a joke all the so called indians will turn back into mexicans that cant speak even spanish ,and sell the wanna be tamalles ,,and its all a bunch of drunks and trouble makers at the wanna be fair,i wont take my family ever again its a real joke,,and rip off ,if you wanna know the spanish heritage your going to the wrong place ,they dont even know how to make real mexican food ,go to elpaso or somewhere else ,they turn back into indians the next week and cant speak a word of that language either,but its funny as hell to look at the mullet hair cuts they all look like the new verson of moe of the 3 stooges,or a bad verson of the beattles,,
It's hilarious that you degrade these spanish individuals for not having the ability to speak spanish, but apparently you don't have the intelligence to speak english appropriately!! Before you judge people, you seriously need to consider using spell check and brushing up on your grammar!! Tu eres no inteligente!!! Now suck on those apples!!!! LOL
Bayoubgs

AOL

#14 Aug 22, 2009
My family has enjoyed going to the tamale fiesta for several years now. We have never encounted any problems, only nice home town folks and great food and entertainment. We especially enjoy the mud bogs and the entertainment and dancing on Saturday nite. If you don't like it, don't attend, but don't talk it down just because it wasn't your idea of fun.
David

United States

#15 Jun 18, 2010
mann wrote:
dont waist your time its a joke all the so called indians will turn back into mexicans that cant speak even spanish ,and sell the wanna be tamalles ,,and its all a bunch of drunks and trouble makers at the wanna be fair,i wont take my family ever again its a real joke,,and rip off ,if you wanna know the spanish heritage your going to the wrong place ,they dont even know how to make real mexican food ,go to elpaso or somewhere else ,they turn back into indians the next week and cant speak a word of that language either,but its funny as hell to look at the mullet hair cuts they all look like the new verson of moe of the 3 stooges,or a bad verson of the beattles,,
Hey wo-mann you sure are a big $hit talker on the computer all I have to say is if you every bring your scared a$$ back here why don't you say what you are saying on here I promise you that you will walk away from this festival with an a$$ kicking that you will never forget. Punk bitch
none

West Monroe, LA

#16 Aug 2, 2010
fun
hungry united states

Elton, LA

#17 Oct 5, 2010
mann wrote:
dont waist your time its a joke all the so called indians will turn back into mexicans that cant speak even spanish ,and sell the wanna be tamalles ,,and its all a bunch of drunks and trouble makers at the wanna be fair,i wont take my family ever again its a real joke,,and rip off ,if you wanna know the spanish heritage your going to the wrong place ,they dont even know how to make real mexican food ,go to elpaso or somewhere else ,they turn back into indians the next week and cant speak a word of that language either,but its funny as hell to look at the mullet hair cuts they all look like the new verson of moe of the 3 stooges,or a bad verson of the beattles,,
you are moe' you just couldn't hang!they are indians you fool
Tex

Elton, LA

#18 Oct 5, 2010
rod sims wrote:
the rules are you have to be a cousan of one of the judges or bribe them good and you will win,,
don't tell our everybody man
abc

Oakdale, LA

#19 Oct 6, 2010
im so ready for the festival. stop talking crap about our festivals we have. if you dont like them just dont go and keep your comments to yourself. thanks have a great day.
billy

Elton, LA

#20 Oct 7, 2010
abc wrote:
im so ready for the festival. stop talking crap about our festivals we have. if you dont like them just dont go and keep your comments to yourself. thanks have a great day.
ilove it its a fun day for the family's

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