CULTIVATE spring market 2019 adds beer, wine, cocktails & VIP preview

Alongside local, independent designers and makers, this year's CULTIVATE will feature local alcoholic beverages.

(Feature photo courtesy of CULTIVATE)

CULTIVATE Tucson is hosting its annual pop-up spring market from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at 1 E. Toole Ave. Early bird tickets for access to the market from 8 – 10 a.m. are also available.

A new addition to this year’s market is local alcoholic beverages for purchase.

Guests will be able check out over 50 local independent designers, makers, and shops while they enjoy specialty beverages from Pueblo Vida Brewing Company, Sand-Reckoner Vineyards, and Exo Bar. Food and coffee will also be available for purchase.

A percentage of all alcohol sales will go to native plant nursery Desert Survivors.

Alcohol isn’t the only first. CULTIVATE is launching VIP Preview Night Friday, April 26 for an exclusive evening with the perks above plus live music by Kyklo. Food will be available for purchase from Geronimo’s Revenge food truck.

(Credit: Julius Schlosburg)

(Credit: Julius Schlosburg)

VIP tickets are $35 in advance and $50 at the door and include:

  • One drink ticket (beer, wine, cocktail – ages 21 & over only)
  • 3 hours of exclusive shopping
  • 1 Limited Edition CULTIVATE Spring Market tote

The event will feature the following drinks plus more:

Pueblo Vida Brewing Company

(Photo courtesy of Pueblo Vida)

(Photo courtesy of Pueblo Vida)

During VIP Preview Night:

  • Vida Beer
  • Strata IPA

During Public Market hours:

  • Vida Beer
  • Synergy Pale Ale
  • Fields IPA

Exo Bar

(Credit: Julius Schlosburg)

(Credit: Julius Schlosburg)

During VIP Preview Night

  • Desert Foragers Prickly Pear Tepache
  • Dill Lemonade Spritzer
  • Casa Verde – mezcal, lime, creosote syrup, orange bitters
  • Hierba y Flor – rosemary infused mezcal, lavender syrup, lemon
  • Tepache Cooler – choice of mezcal or tequila topped with Desert Foragers Prickly Pear Tepache

During Early Bird Hours

  • Brunch Cocktails

Sand-Reckoner Vineyards

(Photo courtesy of Sand-Reckoner Vineyards)

(Photo courtesy of Sand-Reckoner Vineyards)

During VIP Preview Night

  • 2018 Malvasia Pet-Nat(sneak peek; being released the next day)
  • 2017 Vermentino
  • 2017 Grenache Rosé
  • 2015 Cochise County Tempranillo

During Early Bird hours

  • Raspberry Lemon Mimosas

During Public Market hours

  • 2018 Malvasia Pet-Nat
  • 2017 Vermentino
  • 2017 Grenache Rosé
  • 2015 Cochise County Tempranillo

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit cultivatetucson.com.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com.

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