Southern Arizona’s Largest Culinary Festival returns on February 2, 2019 to the Tucson Botanical Gardens
Tickets are now on sale for the annual community wide food and wine festival, presented by Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, Local First Arizona & Tucson Botanical Gardens
Early bird ticket sales have begun for the 6th Annual SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival. Delivering a premiere Culinary Arts celebration highlighting Southern Arizona as a premier epicurean destination, SAVOR will once again bring together over 65 restaurants, chefs, breweries, wine, and specialty food purveyors at the lush and historic Tucson Botanical Gardens on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Presented in partnership with the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, Local First Arizona, and Tucson Botanical Gardens; all three non-profit organizations strive to educate and promote the beauty and culture of Southern Arizona in their own unique way.
“This spectacular community collaboration has truly grown to become the largest annual showcase of Southern Arizona’s rich and diverse culinary talent, and native foods,” said Kate Marquez, Executive Director of the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, “We look forward to highlighting our regional cuisine, and providing an opportunity for our community to come together to spend a day experiencing local foods and recipes in one of our region’s most serene settings, at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.”
The Festival will bring together stars of Tucson’s culinary scene with acclaimed regional chefs, wine and spirits experts, and leaders in the local Heritage Foods movement. Festival programming will include interactive cooking stations, the unique opportunity to engage with local chefs, live music, arts experiences, a signature event raffle and admission to Butterfly Magic and the "Out of the Woods" on tour from the New York Botanical Garden exhibit at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Attendees will stroll the gardens while visiting over 65 local restaurants and exhibitors offering their signature dishes and premiere wine and cocktail samples, experiencing a true intersection of place and palate.
Now in its sixth year, the SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival continues to grow in both featured talent and attendees. Last year’s sold-out event brought over 1,300 guests to SAVOR, making it the largest Food & Wine Festival in Southern Arizona.
Tickets for the 6th Annual SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival are now available for purchase at www.saaca.org. Tickets are $79 each and include menu and libations samplings from over 65 local chefs, restaurants, wineries, breweries, distilleries and food purveyors. This is a 21+ event.
SAVOR: SOUTHERN ARIZONA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
● Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
● Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
● Location: Tucson Botanical Garden, 2150 N Alvernon Way
● Cost: $79.
● Online: https://www.saaca.org
● Phone: (520) 531-9227
The 2019 SAVOR Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival is bringing together over 65 of the largest names in local culinary and libation talent and achievement from around the state. Some of the confirmed restaurants, wineries and breweries in the 2019 Festival include:
Boca Tacos Y Tequila
Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ
BrushFire BBQ Co.
Button Brew House
Cafe Botanica/Gallery of Food
Casino Del Sol
Deep Sky Vineyard
Dillinger Brewing Company
Dominick's Real Italian
Dragoon Brewing Company
Four Eight Wineworks
Gourmet Girls Bakery/Bistro
GRINGO Grill and Cantina
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Merkin Pizza Wagon
Navigreat Fine Foods Co.
Nook. An Urban Kitchen
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Pueblo Vida Brewing Company
Omni Tucson National
Pastiche Modern Eatery
[POPPED] Artisan Popcorn
Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink
Renee's Organic Oven
PRP Wine International
Yellow Brick Coffee
Participants and exhibitors will continue to be announced on a rolling basis.
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About Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to ensure that, through engagement in arts and culture, our communities produce strong, inspired citizens. SAACA enlists artists, businesses, governments, and individuals to expand artistic and cultural opportunities in their respective communities. To enhance access to the arts and to promote cultural awareness in the communities it serves, SAACA presents large-scale festivals, events and other programs. The Alliance also promotes educational opportunities in the arts and culture for all ages. Visit https://www.saaca.org for more information.
About Local First Arizona
Founded in 2003 by Director Kimber Lanning, Local First Arizona (LFA) is a statewide non-profit organization working to strengthen communities and local economies through growing, supporting, and celebrating locally owned businesses throughout the state of Arizona. LFA seeks to promote, support, and celebrate a vibrant and sustainable Arizona economy by educating consumers, stakeholders, business leaders, and policymakers about local business ownership, social equity, cultural diversity, environmental kinship, and collaboration. Visit www.localfirstaz.com for more information and a directory of more than 3,000 locally owned businesses.
About Tucson Botanical Gardens
Tucson Botanical Gardens, designated as America's Best Secret Garden by Reader's Digest, is an urban oasis in the heart of Tucson, featuring a 5 ½ acre collection of 17 specialty gardens. Voted Tucson's "BEST Public Garden" in the Tucson Weekly's BEST of issues for 12 years and awardee of the 2014 Copper Cactus Award for a Non-profit business. The Tucson Botanical Gardens has a seasonal tropical butterfly exhibit, an on-site café and a gift shop. The Gardens is located at 2150 N. Alvernon Way. For more information on classes, rotating exhibits, events or anything else, call (520) 326-9686, Ext. 10, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tucsonbotanical.org.