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Agave Heritage Festival

Food, history and spirits reflecting Tucson’s status as America's first UNESCO City of Gastronomy.

Food, History and Spirits

Coming again in May 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 10-day lineup reflecting Tucson’s status as America's first UNESCO City of Gastronomy




Video: Agave Heritage Festival in downtown Tucson.


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