Foodie Events from September 8–14: Bawker Bawker, HungerWalk & a taste of Fall

By Addie Ibarra
September 8, 2022

This week finds us with an egg-cellent array of events ranging from Bawker Bawker's two-year anniversary to a Green Chile Fest at The Meading Room in Sonoita, and everything in between. Apple Annie's is hosting an event that is sure to make you feel like fall is right around the corner (because it is) and if fall-ing isn't your thing, then skip on down to the Kino Sports Complex for the Community Food Bank's HungerWalk.

Don't forget, you can check out our Events Directory for a full list of Foodie events happening this week and other upcoming things to do.


Wednesday, September 7 - Sunday, September 11
400 N. Fourth Ave.
Image provided by Bawker Bawker

The good folks at Bawker Bawker Cider House have put together a five-day anniversary celebration featuring two trivia nights, special cider releases, and collaborative cider pairings with a couple of local Tucson eateries. The festivities are already underway, but you have plenty of time to stop in and raise a glass to this locally owned cidery that’s become a Fourth Avenue fixture. Don't wait too long, the cluck is ticking!

Check out our recent article "Bawker Bawker struts into another year of serving Tucson's splashiest hard ciders."

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Friday, September 9
7254 N. Oracle Rd.
Image provided by Tap & Bottle

Join Tap & Bottle North for a complimentary tasting of some of their favorite agave spirits from Quench, featuring tequila and mezcals from 5 Sentidos, Banhez, and La Gritona!

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Friday, September 9 at 6 p.m.
7215 E. 22nd St. #101
Photo courtesy of Zaida's Food
Photo courtesy of Zaida's Food

Taco 'bout a party! Taco Grub Fest 2022 is going down at Hop Street Lounge in collaboration with Zaidas Food. There will be a taco-eating competition between some of Tucson’s favorite local breweries and you.

Also on the agenda:

  • $1 street tacos
  • trulyknowsmusic will be spinning jams all night
  • A full draft list of local craft beers, specialty Palomas, and house micheladas

The fun kicks off at 6 p.m.

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Saturday, September 10 at 8 a.m.
2817 E. Ajo Way
Image provided by the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Grab your running shoes, HungerWalk is this weekend. This event brings together families, friends, and community members to walk, raise awareness, and funds to end hunger. This is a fun event for all ages and features music, entertainment, healthy snacks, games, activities, and more.

The 1-mile stroll begins at 8 a.m. at the Kino Sports Complex, the Historic Canoa Ranch, or remotely.

Check out our recent article "Hungerwalk 2022: Hit the trails with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona."

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Saturday, September 10 - Sunday, September 11
2081 W. Hardy Rd.
Image provided by Apple Annie's.

Move over pumpkin spice, apple is taking over this weekend!

Experience an all-new experience at Apple Annie’s "Taste of Fall Weekend." You won’t want to miss fall treats exclusive to the weekend: apple cider slushie floats, apple nachos, cider donut sundaes, salted caramel topped apple pie by the slice, apple cinnamon pancake breakfast, and grilled apple burgers lunches.

When you are done eating, take a walk through the orchards and pick your own apples. Then head to the farm for the last weekend of roasted sweet corn. Make sure you floss, it'll be a sweet weekend.

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Saturday, September 10 at 8 a.m.
14155 E. Via Rancho del Lago
Image provided by Vail Preservation Society

Prickly Pear JAMboree is a daylong event celebrating the Vail and Corona de Tucson communities and everything prickly pear. There will be a parade, classic car show, corn hole showdown, and prickly pear block party with great food, local vendors, and tons more.

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TWO Sonoita Events

Saturday, September 10 at 11 a.m.
AZ Hops & Vines, 3450 Highway 82  • The Meading Room, 3470 Highway 82
Image provided by The Meading Room

AZ Hops & Vines is hosting their 11th annual Great Crush Festival and The Meading Room is putting on their Green Chile Festival. My suggestion? Since they're next-door neighbors, make a day of it and hit up both. Enjoy cooler weather, gorgeous views, and a good time to be had by all, including the furry family members.

At AZ Hops & Vines, there will be live music, food, wine, and grape stomping. At The Meading Room, they'll be going all out with live music by Santa Pachita, food from Moncho’s Food Truck, Queen Ceviche, Crush Gourmet Raspados, and Fork U BBQ. They’ll be stocked up on those frozen green chile margaritas with Tajin y chamoy.

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Tucson Knife Fight

Monday, September 12 at 8 p.m.
4340 N. Campbell Ave.
Image provided by Tucson Knife Fight

It's Monday night, you know the drill. Skip on down to Union Public House to join the fun.

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Addie Ibarra, native Tucsonan, is a fierce lover of adventure, travels, and food. Addie has her Masters in Legal Studies and hopes to one day apply that towards helping people (and animals) around the globe, while traveling and tasting along...

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