Southern Arizona’s Largest Culinary Festival Returns to the Tucson Botanical Gardens in 2017

Early bird ticket sales have begun for the 4th Annual SAVOR Food and Wine Festival. Highlighting Southern Arizona as a premier epicurean destination, SAVOR will once again bring together over 70 restaurants, chefs, breweries, wine, and specialty food purveyors at the lush and historic Tucson Botanical Gardens on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Presented in partnership with the Southern Arizona Arts and 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. 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.
— Kate Marquez, Executive Director of SAACA

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, a signature event raffle and admission to Butterfly Magic and the Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life exhibit at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.  Attendees will stroll the gardens while visiting over 70 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 fourth year, the SAVOR Food and Wine Festivals continues to grow in both featured talent and attendees. Last year’s sold-out event brought over 1,200 guests to SAVOR, making it the largest Food & Wine Festival in Southern Arizona. 

Tickets for the 4th Annual SAVOR Food and Wine Festival are now available for purchase online. Tickets are $65 each and include menu and libations samplings from over 60 local chefs, restaurants, wineries, breweries, distilleries and food purveyors. Discounts are available for Localists and Local First Arizona Business Coalition members with discount code, contact [email protected] for the code.