Agave Heritage Festival
Food, history and spirits reflecting Tucson’s status as America's first UNESCO City of Gastronomy.
Food, History and Spirits
April 23 - May 5, 2019
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!
Featured Agave Heritage Festival Events
Explore the natural and cultural history of the agave plant family in... Read More
Agave Spirit of a Nation Documentary Screening & Plant Swap April 30, 2019
This screening of the documentary film Agave: The Spirit of a Nation... Read More