Fat Mama’s “25 Donkey” Freestanding Art Project

Friends & Neighbors

Calling All Natchez Artist!

Fat Mama’s is now accepting applications from individuals who wish to be selected to paint one of the twenty-five fiberglass donkey sculptures.  Please complete the application and email to or mail to P.O. Box 1191, Natchez, MS 39121.

The deadline to submit your application is December 2, 2013 12:00 pm central standard time.


Artist are encouraged to contact organizations and businesses to sponsor them as a local artist, and pledge to the project, either together or separately.  All pledges made will be considered in the artist selection process, as well as the painted donkey sculpture display location application.

Questions and comments can be made to

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

Much love for everyone who has pledged so far, we still have a long way to go, and with your pledge, support and help in publicizing this project we will have a great project taking place in Natchez, Ms!

Click below for the artist application

Fat Mama’s “25 Donkey” Artist Application

~ Fat Mama

Fat Mama’s Tamales Recent Awards and Recognitions

Fat Mama’s Tamales

303 South Canal Street

Natchez, MS 39120


Press Release 

July 3, 2013-Fat Mama’s Tamales, located at 303 South Canal Street, Natchez, MS, 39120 is pleased to announce that our restaurant, our staff and our Krewe of Fat Mama’s has been the recipient of 2 awards and one government resolution as a result from our efforts to provide a positive impact in our local community, while enhancing the Natchez Experience and furthering everything distinctly Natchezian!

Mississippi Magazine has awarded Fat Mama’s Tamales the “Best of Mississippi” Award for “Hot Tamales” to Fat Mama’s Tamales.  Mississippi Magazine has released the results of the ninth annual reader’s survey to compile a list of the “Best of Mississippi” Awards in over 50 categories.

To View the Mississippi Magazine Award, please visit:

The National Restaurant Association has awarded Fat Mama’s Tamales the “Neighbor Award” for the State of Mississippi.  The National Restaurant Association and American Express review submissions of association members based on community involvement, public service, and overall impact on each submission’s respective community.  This is the 2nd year in a row, Fat Mama’s Tamales has won the “Neighbor Award” for the State of Mississippi.  Fat Mama’s Tamales will be accepting this award in Jackson, MS on July 15, 2013 at the Restaurant University sponsored by the Mississippi Restaurant Association.

The Adams County Board of Supervisors at their July 1, 2013 meeting passed a resolution acknowledging Fat Mama’s Tamales and the Krewe of Fat Mama’s for our efforts in raising over $50,000 since 2009 through fund raisers for noble and worthy charities throughout the Miss-Lou region, including The Natchez Children’s Home, Sunshine Shelter, Guardian Shelter, the George Armstrong Library, Adams County Humane Society, Adams County Search & Rescue and The Malt Shop among others.  A copy of the resolution is being framed and will be on display at Fat Mama’s Tamales.

Fat Mama’s Tamales would like to thank all our customers, our former and current staff, our Krewe of Fat Mama’s members, friends and family for their support and encouragement over the years. We feel privileged and fortunate to have the opportunity to have our business in Natchez, and are looking forward to continuing to make a positive impact in our community.  Additionally, we would like to acknowledge Ruth Anderson for her selflessness and dedication to serving as the president of the Krewe of Fat Mama’s, Melissa Brown and Jamey Hudnall for their ability organize and plan events, Barbara Rodriguez for her serving as an ambassador for Fat Mama’s as well as Natchez, Britton & Jimmy Gammill for creating Fat Mama’s Tamales and providing a solid base to build on, and last but not least Devin Gammill for her continued love and support who, without, Fat Mama’s Tamales would not exist.