Mole & Mariachi Festival

Seventh Annual Mole & Mariachi Festival

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Mole & Mariachi Festival is a benefit for nonprofit Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks in support of Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. Proceeds from the festival fund educational programs, visitor services and restoration at the Mission.

The 7th annual event will be Saturday, Sept. 7th at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School St. in downtown Santa Cruz.

Limited spots for chefs available.
Chef Form English | Spanish
Email for more information.

Registration for food vendors and mercado merchants is now full.

We are happy to welcome Margaritaville, Chef Ana Mendoza, Taquitos Gabriel’s and El Jardin this year!

We are also excited to welcome The Penny Ice Creamery, Bella’s Fruit Cocktails, Aparicio’s Corn, Sason Mexicano and Tacos Don Beto.

In the mercado, you will find Tierra de Colores, Xpression Cultural, Artesania y Botanica Del Sol, and Artemex!

Volunteers can sign up now. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Sign up now!

 

Take a look at our raffle prizes for this year below!


2018 Mole & Mariachi Festival

Congratulations to our winners:

  • Chef Ana Mendoza, People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice Runner Up
  • People’s Choice Winner Mickey’s Catering & Cafe
  • Judges’ Choice Winner Margarita Capitola

The sixth annual Mole & Mariachi Festival was held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Check out the Photo Zone photos here!


2017 Mole & Mariachi Festival

Congratulations to our winners:

  • Best Mole: Judges’ Choice – Margaritaville
  • Best Mole: People’s Choice: – Chef Emma Pinto/Mama Marquita
    • Runner-Up: Judges’ Choice – Mickey’s Café & Catering
    • Runner-Up: People’s Choice – Chef Ana Mendoza/Moles & Oaxacan Cuisine

The fifth annual Mole & Mariachi Festival was 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School St. in downtown Santa Cruz.