Fat Mama’s Tamales 25th Year Celebration on June 14, 2014

Friends and Neighbors,

We would like to thank everyone who made it out to Fat Mama’s on June 14, 2014 for #FMT25!

It has been an awesome 25 years and we are fortunate to have so many friends, family and great customers!  Although it was hot, the tent, fans, ice cold beer & “Knock-You-Naked” Margaritas helped make it a memorable event.

We would like to thank Britton & Jimmy Gammill for starting Fat Mama’s Tamales 25 years ago in the little log cabin, Devin Gammill & James Gammill for supporting David Gammill every waking moment, Melissa Brown & Jamey Hudnall for spending countless hours working on FMT25 and making sure everything worked as planned, The Fat Mama’s Tamales staff for being the best group of workers we could ever ask for, Ruth”Queen” & Paul Anderson for leading the Krewe of Fat Mama’s on all that they do, The Krewe of Fat Mama’s who turned out in force for FMT25 and turn out for every event scheduled to improve Natchez, MS, Haley Meng, and of course all our friends, family and customers who over the last 25 years have made Fat Mama’s Tamales a unique part of the Natchez Experience, Ben Lewis, Charlie Hugg, Travis McCready, Speakeasy and The Delta Mountain Boys for providing us with fantastic music all day, Tim Givens, Sim Hicks & Jody Stallone, Aimee Guido, Maggie Brown-Dean and The League of Extraordinary Artists for taking on painting donkey sculptures and allowing your creative to spill everywhere!

Below are the photos of each of the donkey sculptures in case you missed the FMT25 event!

Thank you for your support over the last 25 years and we are looking forward to big things in the nest 25 years!

~ Fat Mama

June 14, 2014 – Fat Mama’s Tamales 25th Anniversary

Friends & Neighbors,

The time is near for #FMT25.  As you may be well aware, we will be celebrating our 25th year anniversary of being in business in wonderful Natchez, MS on June 14, 2014 and we would like to formally invite you to join us.

Be sure to wish Fat Mama’s a happy birthday on Twitter using hashtag #FMT25, and you will see your tweets throughout the day at FMT through our live twitter feed, where our customers will be able to see tweets throughout the day.

We will have the southern parking lot closed off to traffic as we will have the beer garden set up, with a few tasty brews from around the area, as well as another 8 taps inside.  We will have plenty of shade, fans, music, cool beers, hot music and fun for everyone!

Much love to everyone over the years who have supported Fat Mama’s Tamales, our family and helped us create a unique funky little restaurant in Natchez, it has meant the world to us, and we are excited for the next 25 years!

Below is the schedule:

11:00 – Reveal the 5 donkey sculptures to public.

11:00-12:00- Music by Ben Lewis

12:00-1:00- Music by Charlie Hugg

1:00-2:00- Music by Travis McCready

2:00-3:00- Music by Speakeasy

3:00-4:00- Meet & Greet with donkey artists

4:00- 7:30 – Music by The Delta Mountain Boys


For all breweries in which we have contacted, we would love to include any promotional items you may wish to include in our give-aways throughout the day.  Anything from stickers, shirts, cups, bottle openers, koozies, or even the keys to the brewery, just shoot us an email to fatmamas@bellsouth.net or send items directly to us any time before June 14, 2014.

Fat Mama’s Tamales
303 South Canal Street
Natchez, MS 39120

Fat Mama’s Tamales 25 Year Anniversary, June 14, 2014, Natchez, Mississippi #FMT25

Friends & Neighbors,

#FMT25 Update:


Fat Mama’s Tamales will be celebrating 25 years in business on June 14, 2014!  We are packing the day full things and hope you will stop by, say hello, relax, and celebrate with us! 

We will have live music from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm and from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  We will have our beer garden up and running outside with shaded seating, tons of cool FMT gear to give away, Five almost life sized donkey sculptures painted by local artist on display, The Krewe of Fat Mama’s will be on hand, We will live stream tweets that use #FMT25, and more.

I wish I could tell everyone about the cool FMT gear to give away, but you will have to wait until June 14, 2014, but we tried to make sure we got some unique stuff to give away to everyone!

The artists who are painting the donkeys are Aimee Guido, Tim Givens, The League of Extraordinary Artists, Maggie Dean & Sim Hicks!  They each have spent countless hours working on these paintings, as they are roughly 55 inches long, 40 inches tall and 14 inches thick, and have various surfaces and angles that have required a lot of planning on top of the amount of time to paint each one!  We have pretty much asked each artist to plan, design, paint, and delivery these sculptures to Fat Mama’s with almost anything they wanted to portray, we did offer some suggestions, however we have not seen any of the donkeys while they have been and are getting painted, and we made sure to let each artist know that they are free to design and paint these sculptures as they see fit.

It is our hope to display this painted donkeys around town at select locations to be determined, once we have revealed them on June 14, 2014!


The music line up is:

Ben Lewis 11:00 – 12:00

Charlie Hugg 12:00 – 1:00

Travis McCready 1:00 – 2:00

Speakeasy – 2:00 – 3:00

From 3:00 pm – 4:00 we will have a meet and greet with the donkey sculpture artist

Delta Mountain Boys 4:00 – 8:00

We are still working on the beer garden menu, but it will feature regional craft beers from Mississippi and Louisiana, and inside we will have our 8 taps running a variety of brew for you to choose from.

If anyone has any photo’s of Fat Mama’s over the last 25 years, funny stories, any special memories, we would love to hear about them, you can email anything and everything you think we may be interested in to fatmamas@bellsouth.net

As always we are ever so thankful for everyone support over the last 25 years, and with out you, all of Fat Mama’s would never had grown into what we are!

We look forward to seeing everyone on June 14, 2014!

~Fat Mama

P.S. Finally but certainly not least, we will have discounted food & beverage items all day!

25 Years of Fat Mama’s Tamales! June 14, 2014, Natchez MS

Friends & Neighbors, Fat Mama’s Tamales will be turning 25 years old in June 2014! It is hard to believe it was almost 27 years ago it all started with a weekend tamale making project at the house!  As many of you may know we started at our house, making tamales once a week, making […]

AmericasMart Blog Post Mention

Friends and Neighbors,

Fat Mama’s was recently listed in blog from the AmericasMart Blog!  You can check it out at Taste of the South, AmericasMart Blog!

AmericasMart host the Atlanta Gift Market which is the largest single product collection and provides over 1,400 permanent showrooms as well as over 2,500 temporary exhibiting companies and is the largest gift market in the United States.  Buyers from across the United States and internationally attend to purchase various items and collections for single location gift and gourmet stores to large big box store gift departments.  The learn more about the Atlanta Market checkout AmericasMart.

Fat Mama’s Tamales won “Best Pickled Product” in September of 2013 with our “Fire & Ice” Pickles from all pickle related entries and is currently displaying until March 9, 2014 in the temporary booths.  To learn more about our booth, check out our info on AmericasMart website!

If you are interested in possibly carrying Fat Mama’s Tamales products in your gift store, gourmet food store, liquor store or otherwise, please feel free to contact us at your convenience!

Melissa Brown, New Wholesale Account Manager, 601-807-8030, MBrown@fatmamas.com

Jamey Hudnall, Existing Wholesale Account Manager, 601-807-5062, JHudnall@fatmamas.com

Thank You,

~Fat Mama




5 Must Eats in Mississippi – Travellersoul76.com

Fat Mama’s Tamales Restaurant was just listed on www.travellersoul76.com as one of the “Must Eat” places for Hot Tamales in Mississippi!

We always love hearing about our customer’s experiences and after reading this site, not only it is an interesting article but written by a very interesting person.  If you get a chance check out her website and enjoy!

Here is the link to her site! http://travellersoul76.com/

Here is the mention:

“At Fat Mama’s Tamales in Natchez, you can accompany your tamales with a famous “Knock-You-Naked Margarita.” You can eat the handmade tamales by themselves, or in a Gringo Casserole covered with chili and cheese. And once you’re back home, you can order vacuum-sealed tamales by the dozen.”

~ Fat Mama

Fat Mama’s Tamales Holiday Schedule 2013

Friends & Neighbors,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Even though we are a little early, we wanted to let everyone know our Holiday schedule.  We hope everyone has had a great 2013, and is looking forward to a prosperous 2014!

Here is our Holiday Schedule & Early January Schedule:

December 24, 2013 – Closing at 3 pm

December 25, 2013 – Closed for Christmas Day

December 26, 2013 – Re-open at 11:00 am

January 1, 2014 – Closed for New Year’s Day

January 2, 2014 – Re-open at 11:00 am

January 14, 2014  – Closed for general maintenance & cleaning

January 15, 2015 – Re-open at 11:00 am

We hope everyone has safe travels both to and from wherever you may be heading this Holiday season, and we are looking forward to a big 2014 in Natchez, MS as Fat Mama’s Tamales will be turning 25 years old!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Years!

~ Fat Mama

Fat Mama’s “25 Donkey” Freestanding Art Project

Friends & Neighbors

We would like to thank everyone for their support for our “25 Donkey” Freestanding Art Project we launched on Kickstarter.com. 

We did not reach our funding goal of $39,999 and we will not be able to purchase the 25 full size fiberglass donkey sculptures and distribute them to local artist to be painted and displayed.  We would have really enjoyed bringing this project to life and providing Natchez with a unique project, we hope this project will inspire others to launch crowd-funding projects that can have a positive outcome in our community!  For those who pledged to the project, we are grateful for you support of Fat Mama’s Tamales and our project!


We ended up with 46 backers who pledged a total of $6,062, or 15.15% of our goal.  We had over 750 video views and over 500 Facebook shares.  It was an eye opening event, both in terms of setting up, organizing, planning and launching our first crowd-funded campaign, and while financially unsuccessful, the lessons learned will be invaluable moving forward.

Fat Mama’s will continue to work on some different ideas to celebrate our 25 year anniversary in June 2014 and we look forward to continuing to making positive investments in our community!

Thank you for everyone who pledges, offered their support, time, effort and ideas!

~Fat Mama

Fat Mama’s Thanksgiving Schedule 2013

Fat Mama’s Tamales will be closed on November 28 ,2013 for Thanksgiving. We will be open our usual hours the Wednesday before (11/27/2013) until 9:00 pm and we will re-open on November 29, 2013 at 11:00 am!

We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, and for those who are braving the Black Friday crowds, come warm up with us for lunch with Hot Tamales, Homemade Chili and a cold beer before getting back out to knock out your holiday shopping!

Of course our “Knock-You-Naked” Margarita Mix and “Fire & Ice” Pickles make great stocking stuffer, as we also have bottle cap artwork and Sims Hicks “Natchez, MS” posters available for sale!

Happy Thanksgiving

~Fat Mama



Fat Mama’s Tamales Wins Small Business of The Year – Natchez Chamber of Commerce

Friends & Neighbors

Fat Mama’s Tamales received the Small Business of Year Award from the Natchez/Adams Chamber of Commerce!

Fat Mama’s Tamales is honored to receive our award from the Natchez Adams Chamber of Commerce, and we greatly appreciate being recognized for our efforts to provide a unique restaurant, community service and overall value for our residents and guests in Natchez, MS!  This award is accepted on behalf of the Fat Mama’s Tamales Staff, Fat Mama’s Tamales Staff families, The Krewe of Fat Mama’s, Britton & Jimmy Gammill, and most importantly on behalf of all those who have enjoyed Fat Mama’s Tamales in the past, as well as those who will enjoy it in the future!

Here is a link to article from the Natchez Democrat! http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/2013/10/30/biglane-smith-named-natchezians-of-the-year/

Thank you to everyone’s support over the last almost 25 years, and we are looking forward to another eventful 25 years!

~ Fat Mama