EXPLORING AND CELEBRATING THE CULTURAL, COMMERCIAL, AND CULINARY SIGNIFICANCE OF THE AGAVE ACROSS BORDERS.

From the Tucson Basin, home to the succulent plants used to create tequila, bacanora, mezcal, pulque, and rich culinary and cultural arts traditions dating back 8,000 years, comes the 11th annual Agave Heritage Festival, with over 10 days of colorful and flavorful events from April 23rd to May 5th.

This year’s festival features artisan agave spirits, including the Sonoran region’s Bacanora; Meso-American inspired gourmet foods; live Latin music and dance; botanical art; an award-winning documentary film – Agave: The Spirit of a Nation; agave roasting and fiber crafts; agave farm & garden tours and plant sales; lectures and seminars exploring the diversity and sustainability of the agave plant.

Recognized as one of the world’s premier small festivals, the Agave Heritage Festival attracts experts in the fields of regional food, spirits, agriculture, and sustainability. 2019 participants include The Modern Mixologist‘s Tony Abou-GanimBat Conservationist Dr. Rodrigo Medellin, and Roberto Contrerascreator of Rancho Tepua Bacanora, to name a few.