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Agave Heritage Festival

Exploring and celebrating the cultural, commercial and culinary significance of agave on the border region, April 23-May 5, 2020

Food, History and Spirits

April 23-May 5, 2020

Recognized as one of the world’s best small festivals, Agave Heritage Festival celebrates the unique importance of the agave plant, deeply rooted in Tucson's fibers as an Arizona-Mexico border town. Get a taste of the agave's culinary significance through guest chefs, collaborative menus, and Sonoran heritage foods. Discover its ancestral uses, from planting and roasting to medicinal and practical. Come see where -- and how -- agave were planted on Tumamoc Hill 1,000 years ago. Enjoy events showcasing music, arts, foods, and cultures of the Southwest. And, of course, you can't celebrate agave without agave spirits! Sample mezcal, bacanoras, sotol, and tequilas — it's an incredible 21-day lineup reflecting Tucson’s status as America's first UNESCO City of Gastronomy



Video: Relive 2018 Agave Heritage Festival fun!

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