Mole & Mariachi Festival

3rd Mole & Mariachi Festival

Six chefs will bring their best to the Mole & Mariachi Festival on Saturday, Sept. 19, so festivalgoers would be wise to eat a small breakfast. Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks photo.

Year Three is a charm as the popular Mole & Mariachi Festival adds more musical acts and home chefs to the party at the Santa Cruz Mission Adobe.

Merriment, Mole & Mariachi

The chefs of the Kitchen at Discretion Brewing.

The 2nd annual Mole and Mariachi Festival brought throngs of revelers to the Mission Adobe State Historic Park on Saturday in a celebration of the Mexican culture that shaped California.

The Return of Mole & Mariachis

The mojiganga dancers, which wowed crowds last year, return again for the 2nd Annual Mole and Mariachis Festival on Sept. 20. Photo courtesy Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks.

Tradition reigns supreme at the 2nd Annual Mole and Mariachis Festival, Sept. 20.

Calling All Mole Chefs

Home cooks, the Mole and Mariachis Festival is calling your name!  Entries for the mole competition are due Aug. 29. Photo by Hilltromper.

This year the Mole and Mariachi Festival, happening Sept. 20 at the Mission Adobe in Santa Cruz, is opening the mole competition to home cooks. Applications are due Aug. 29.