Incredible, Edible Insect Event

Saturday, October 20

10am – 2pm | Included with general admission. Members enjoy this event for free. 

Join the San Antonio Botanical Garden and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for an expedition into entomophagy, the eating of insects as food. Small bite insect-based food samples and family activities including Cricket Races, Painting with Cochineal, and Face Painting.

  • Family activities
  • Small bite tastings
  • Planting for Pollinators Talk with David Rodriguez, Horticulturist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service | 1:30pm – 2pm

Four-course Insect Tasting | 10:30am & 12:00pm | $25 per adult, $10 per child

Families can sink their teeth into four chef demonstrated recipes featuring creepy crawlers. Local chefs will serve a memorable tasting while enlightening visitors about the sustainability and high protein power of insects. Menu forthcoming, but trust it will be memorable and healthy. Ticketed program features insect eating evangelist Robert Nathan Allen, founder of the nonprofit Little Herds, which promotes consumption of insects as food and feed. Bring the kids!

  • Entomophagy talk
  • Chef demonstration by:
    Chef Dave Terrazas, San Antonio Botanical Garden Culinary and Wellness Specialist
    Chef Stephen Poprocki, Texas Black Gold Garlic
    Chef Joshua Schwenke, Gastronomy Live Events
    Chef Michael Grimes, Southern Grit 
  • 4 course insect tasting
  • Guest Speakers
    Robert Nathan Allen, Little Herds Founder
    Molly Keck, Integrated Pest Management Program Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Select your timed tickets for 10:30 am  or Noon. Tickets are limited. Participants are welcome to enjoy the Garden after the tasting.

This San Antonio Botanical Garden and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event is in partnership with the Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival and San Antonio Water System, and is generously supported by a grant from Andeavor.