HOUSTON - The 7th Annual Tamale Festival Houston is coming to town this weekend.

The festival boasts a 'best tamale' competition, tamale eating contest, live music and more.

The festival will be on Saturday, December 2 at the Navigation Esplanade on Navigation Blvd. It opens at noon and closes at 10 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now online at tamalefestivalhouston.com. Kids 12 and under are free with an adult.

Street parking is available along curbs and the right-of-way with limited parking located in area private lots and Guadalupe Plaza Park. Festival organizers encourage guests to ride their bikes, carpool or use a rideshare service.