13 December, 2019, 23:20

Drink up at the 14th Annual World Margarita Championship

Tequila tastings in the middle of a desert oasis.

The Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort Hotel is hosting the 2018 World Margarita Championship at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 2.

The creative event is a collaboration between the Southern Arizona Arts and Culture Alliance (SAACA) and Tucson Originals Restaurants and for the past few years they’ve aimed to deliver the best margaritas in Tucson.

If you haven’t had the chance to catch one of the previous World Margarita Championships, you may want to consider setting aside some time for this year’s event for an evening full of spirited cocktails, tastings of world class Margaritas and tequilas, and cuisine of the southwest.

Tickets are $60 per person, which includes drink and food samples from each competitor. If you snooze you’ll lose (and will have to pay $70 on the day of the event).

If you’re looking for a staycation, the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort Hotel is offering SAACA Special Event rooms for $109 a night.

02aug6:30 pm8:30 pmWorld Margarita Championship 201910+ restaurants & purveyors6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AZ Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa

World Margarita Championship Participants

(Photo courtesy of Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance)

More participating restaurants are expected to be announced before the day of the event.

The Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort Hotel is located at 245 E. Ina Rd. For more information on the 2019 World Margarita Championship, visit saaca.org.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.

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