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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

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



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Video: Relive 2018 Agave Heritage Festival fun!

Mar 31

Agave University: An Immersive Exploration of All Things Agave March 31, 2019

Explore the natural and cultural history of the agave plant family in... Read More

Apr 23

Agave Heritage Festival April 23, 2019 - May 6, 2019

What began as a tequila-lover's Cinco de Mayo celebration has evolved... Read More

Apr 24

Art Opening: Gina Beca April 24, 2019

Join us at Hotel Congress to see the Flora & Fauna-inspired... Read More

Apr 24

Live Demonstration: Agave Roasting & Fiber Crafts April 24, 2019

As part of Tucson's Agave Heritage Festival, watch firing the... Read More

Apr 26

El Tambó Fest April 26, 2019

The Agave Heritage Festival welcome some of the producers of the best... Read More

Apr 26

Ignite Agave April 26, 2019

A fun and engaging panel discussion about food, agriculture, beverage... Read More

Apr 27

Agave Fiesta April 27, 2019

This annual signature event of Tucson's Agave Heritage Festival... Read More

Apr 27

Agave Roasting Live Demonstration April 27, 2019

Taste fresh roasted agave and agave spirits and enjoy an agave home-... Read More

Apr 28

Ancient Agave Garden Tour April 28, 2019

Learn about an ancient ecological site and the impact it has made in... Read More

Apr 29

Bacanora: Spirit of the Sonoran Desert, Part 1 April 29, 2019

Learn about the sustainability and the future of agave plant while... Read More

Apr 30

Bacanora: Spirit of the Sonoran Desert, Part 2 April 30, 2019

Learn about the sustainability and the future of agave plant while... Read More

Apr 30

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

May 02

MEZCrawl May 2, 2019

Dive into the cocktail world of mezcal, sipping and strolling through... Read More

May 02

Agave Cultivation & Home Distillation May 2, 2019

An Agave Cultivation & Home Distillation will be presented at... Read More

May 03

Agave Heritage Dinner May 3, 2019

The Agave Heritage Dinner will be hosted in the Copper Room at the... Read More

May 04

The Agave Expo May 4, 2019

A plant sale featuring agave, cacti and other succulents as well as a... Read More

May 05

Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 5, 2019 to May 6, 2019

THE annual Cinco de Mayo party hosted by Hotel Congress! Grab your... Read More

May 05

Family-Friendly Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 5, 2019

Celebrate the arts and cultural heritage of the agave plant through... Read More

Mariachi Live

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Taste Tucson in a Glass

A furniture maker's leftover mesquite inspires award-winning whiskey with a Tucson twist. by Debbie Weingarten One evening in 2006, Stephen and Elaine Paul had a... Read More