What: Ajo Food Festival
When: Saturday, March 11th from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Ajo Plaza, 15 W Plaza St., Ajo, AZ 85321
As the work week comes to an end, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to spend your weekend. Might I suggest making the fun drive to Ajo for their 4th Annual Food Festival? Think of it as a Farmers Market where the entire family will have something to do.
At this food-focused event, you’ll be able to savor diverse regional and cultural foods, learn how they’re cultivated and prepared, and (most importantly) how they taste! There will be many local food vendors showcasing BBQ, burros, Philippine specialties, Native foods, ice cream, and farm-to-table options – just to name a few. And get this: there will even be a food-themed hat contest for children and adults! Wear a hat you have created from real or fake foods such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, or even meat (think Lady Gaga 2010 MTV Awards meat outfit, but on your head).
Though the focus is on food, you will find plenty of other activities and vendors to keep you occupied. Suffice it to say that there will be live chickens and a rooster crowing/ chicken clucking contest at 10:30! There will be jewelry, pottery, art & craft vendors as well as a kids tent to keep the kiddos involved in the festival activities throughout the day.
If you can stay until 1:00, you’ll have the opportunity to join Nina Sajovec, Executive Director of the Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture, for the 7th Annual Ajo Garden Tour. This is a free tour highlighting eight of Ajo’s growing locations, including public gardens and farms such as EASY school garden, innovative backyard gardens (wicking garden, “aqua garden” etc.) and for the first time ever, Ajo’s own dry land field (one of only 3 active dry land fields in Southern Arizona).
For more information about the event, visit their Facebook page here.
Hope to see you there!