Discover the culinary events of Agave Heritage Festival.
An engaging presentation about food, agriculture, beverage, and culture that features live music, celebrity chefs, botanists, and business owners highlighting the importance of sustainability and the agave plant’s impact on our region.
VIP ticket holders enjoy exclusive early entrance at 6pm, access to balcony seating, specialty cocktails, and light bites crafted with local heritage ingredients by Tucson’s very own Chef Kevin Fink of Emmer & Rye and Chef Brian Smith of Maynards Market & Kitchen.
Find new inspiration to create change at this event with presentations on pollinators, a honey tasting experience with Miraval’s Noel Patterson, and an exquisite farm-to-table brunch created by Chef Elizabeth Johnson featuring produce sourced from Aravaipa Farms and local purveyor Pivot Produce.
James Beard Award winning chef Chris Bianco and celebrated mixologist Tony Abou Ganim collaborate alongside the chefs from Maynards Market & Kitchen and The Cup Café to present an exclusive dining experience. This four-course dinner with cocktails showcases the Three Sisters Farming technique with a focus on local squash. The proceeds from this dinner event will support Native Seeds SEARCH.
Engage all things agave in this pop-up bazaar at the Hotel Congress! Visit local vendors and nurseries while enjoying live music and entertainment for agave spirit tastings and an agave plant you can take home. There will also be Arizona Sonora Desert Museum presentations and a book signing by Chasing Centuries author Ron Parker. Attend expert-led talks given by artists, historians, ethnobotanists, and makers. Enjoy refreshing treats and live music as you explore the world of agave!