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BUGTOBERFEST Keynote Presentation and Four-course Insect Tasting
October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$25 per person ($22.50 member) for keynote and tastings; $35 ($31.50 members) for keynote and tastings with drink pairing (21+ years of age with valid ID)
Families can sink their teeth into four chef demonstrated recipes featuring creepy crawlers including crickets, grasshoppers, mealworms and black ants. The lineup for chefs this year will include Angie Gutierrez from Texas A&M AgriLife, Chef Michael Grimes co-founder of Southern Grit Flavor, Chef Toby Soto owner of Humo of San Antonio and Chef Katrina Flores from San Antonio Botanical Garden. These local chefs will enlighten visitors about the sustainability and high protein power of insects. Menu forthcoming, but trust it will be memorable and Tasty. Ticketed program features Jonathan Cammack, chief operating officer at EVO Conversion Systems, who will talk on the modern entomophagy movement, the use of insects as food and feed. Talk begins at 10:00 a.m., tastings begin at 11:00 a.m. All ages welcome. This San Antonio Botanical Garden and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event is part of the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival and is sponsored by San Antonio Water System.
Insect Activities | 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Included with general admission
Join the San Antonio Botanical Garden and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for an expedition into entomophagy, the eating of insects as food. Enjoy small bite insect-based food samples and family activities such as cricket races, maggot art, and more.