Anza Trail Impassable in Areas
Due to a large flood event, sections of the Anza Trail between the mission grounds and Tubac are impassable to both hikers and horses. Visitors may use the trail north to the first river crossing, but travel beyond that point is not recommended.
In compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations and Superintendent's Compendium, Tumacácori prohibits pets from all government buildings and the mission grounds. More »
La Fiesta de Tumacácori
When is it? What is it?
Free! Held every year during the first full weekend in December
In recognition and celebration of the many cultures that were historically and are presently associated with the Santa Cruz Valley, the Tumacácori Fiesta presents the traditional creations of these cultures. The fiesta features around fifty food and craft booths, continuous live entertainment on stage, and children's activities each day. On Sunday, the day begins at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Visitor Center with a procession through the Fiesta grounds to the historic church, followed by a traditional Mariachi Mass in front of the church. The mission grounds and park are open throughout the weekend and admission is free.
Vendors and Performers
Some vendors have participated in the annual Fiesta since its inception more than 40 years ago. Others rotate in each year. If you would like to participate as a vendor or performer, consider the following:
For a full explanation of booth rules and regulations, download the Fiesta Booth General Information sheet (.pdf, 110kb).
Please return your Fiesta Booth Application (.pdf, 58kb) by November 3rd, 2014.
Food vendors must also complete and return the Fiesta Food Vendor Application (.pdf, 116kb) by November 3rd, 2014.
Are you a musician, dancer, or other performer? Contact Anita Badertscher at (520) 377-5063 to inquire about performance space and time at this year's Fiesta.
Last year's schedule
SATURDAY, December 7, 2013
SUNDAY, December 8, 2013
Please note that no photos or videotaping are permitted during the procession or Catholic Mass, or while sacred dances are being performed. ("NO PHOTOS" signs will be posted prominently at restricted times and locations.)
All Day, Both Days
Traditional food, crafts, information, demonstrations and activities including:
Dogs and other pets are NOT allowed in the park or on the Fiesta grounds during the Fiesta weekend.
The Tumacácori Anza Trailhead is closed to horseback riders during Fiesta.
Did You Know?
Construction of the Franciscan church at Tumacácori took place from about 1800 through the early 1820s. Due to lack of funds, the plans for the structure not only had to be modified, the building was never finished.