Mole & Mariachi Festival

Sixth 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. 7that Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School St. in downtown Santa Cruz.

Registration for chefs, food vendors, Mercado merchants, volunteers and sponsors will begin in the spring. Email for more information.


The sixth annual Mole & Mariachi Festival was held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.

Congrats to our Mole Cook-off winners: Chef Ana Mendoza, People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice Runner Up, People’s Choice Winner Mickey’s Catering & Cafe and Judges’ Choice Winner Margarita Capitola!! Check out the Photo Zone photos here!

Want to volunteer for the festival? Click here to sign up or email. If you are a minor, please bring this waiver to the festival, signed by a guardian.

 


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.