Foodie Events from Nov. 16 – 22: Cooking & climbing, tamales & Harvest Fest

November 17, 2022
By Addie Ibarra
By Addie Ibarra

Here it is, the last full weekend before Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping extravaganza begins. Buckle up.

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


Friday, November 18 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.
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Here’s a cool event for the kiddos!

At this Tucson Village Farm event, your child will get to cook their own dinner from farm fresh ingredients and climb on the 4-H Ropes Course.

Cost: $50. Purchase your ticket here.

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Friday, November 18 at 6 p.m.
Midtown Farm, 3538 E. Ellington Pl.

This Friday, Flowers & Bullets will be collaborating with the Loft Cinema to bring the documentary “Gather” to the farm. Bring yourselves and your families to enjoy a beautiful film on a lovely fall night. There will be conversations about current farm projects, as well as showing a documentary.

The screen will be set up in the parking lot right next to the farm. There’ll be a food vendor who will start selling food at 5:30 p.m. and the opportunity to buy hot chocolate. Please bring your own seating and lots of layers… it’ll be a bit chilly.

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3770 S. 16TH AVE.
Photo by Karolina Grabowska
Photo by Karolina Grabowska

At this event, the Arizona Bilingual Newspaper will be giving away up to 1,000 gift cards. With these donations, folks will be able to a turkey for Thanksgiving. Plus, there’s plenty of fun happening at Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar during the event — food vendors, music, and other entertainment

For more information check out our article, “Free Thanksgiving meals & ways to give back this year in Tucson.”


Saturday, November 19 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. & Sunday, November 20 (same time)
Cuisine Classique Cooking School, 1060 W. Magee Rd.
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Learn to use time-honored methods, recipes, and tricks to make delicious red tamales. This is a “Make and Take” class where you’ll take home two dozen wonderful tamales.

You will learn how to make from scratch:

  • Red Chili Sauce from dried red chilies or (from the fresh red chile ristra)
  • Beef and Pork Fillings
  • Masa for tamales
  • How to prepare the corn husks

Cost: $89 per person.

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THANKSGIVING WINE sampling at Feast

Saturday, November 19 at 2 p.m.
Feast, 3719 E. Speedway Blvd.
Wine at Feast (Credit: Jackie Tran)
Wine at Feast (Credit: Jackie Tran)

With Thanksgiving rearing its big Turkey head around the corner, it’s time to start considering which wine you’d like to serve. This Saturday, Feast will host their second of two running Saturdays’ worth of Thanksgiving-appropriate wines, taking into account that a turkey dinner, while likely, is no longer a given. Megan Nelson will have four wines in tow this weekend, reds and a white, any of which should please a crowd of any size at your Thanksgiving table, and quite possibly the other ensuing holiday tables as well.

Cost: $15 plus tax and tip. You’ll be able to sip your way through some great food wines that deserve a spot on your table. Please call (520) 326-9363 to make a reservation.

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Beer Yoga Events

Saturday & Sunday, at 10 & 10:30 a.m.
Crooked Tooth Brewing • Borderlands Brewing • Pueblo Vida Brewing

Get bendy before Turkey day!  Borderlands Brewing and Crooked Tooth Brewing host Saturday morning yoga sessions at 10 and 10:30 a.m. that end in a rewarding beer afterward.

If you can’t make it Saturday, join Pueblo Vida Brewing on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.


Saturday, November 19 at 2 p.m.
1912 Brewing Company, 2045 N. Forbes Blvd. #105
Image provided by 1912 Brewing Company

For those that can’t get enough pie during Thanksgiving, here’s something fun you won’t want to miss! 1912 Brewing Co. will be partnering with Daniela’s Cooking to bring you a holiday-inspired pie and beer flight.

Check it out:

  • Sweet Potato Pie paired with 1912 Then I’ll See You In Helles Lager
  • Turkey Shepards Pie paired with 1912 Mescalero Stout
  • Blueberry Pie paired with the 1912 Blueberry Pie Gose

Available while supplies last!

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Sunday, November 20 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rillito Park Farmers Market, 4502 N. First Ave.
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Celebrate the bounty of the Fall season with the 1st Annual Harvest Fest. Join in celebrating local farmers and growers and the value they bring to the farmers market, the local food system, and the Tucson community.

Enjoy educational presentations from local farmers and community partners, seasonal produce samples, 80+ food vendors, a chef demo by Ryan Clark of Casino Del Sol, festive fall activities, and live music.

Meet your Farmer presentation schedule, starting at 10 a.m. located in front of the Music Tent in the Center Circle.

  • Anne Loftfield – High Energy Agriculture “Growing, Shopping & Preserving Local Produce”
  • Shota Austin – Tank’s Green Stuff “Growing Local with Tank’s Green Stuff”
  • Jeff Moore – Arid Adaptations Nursery “Food Forest Fundamentals”
  • Andrew Carhuff – Aravaipa Creekside Growers “Regenerative Farming Along the Aravaipa Creek”

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Monday, November 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Flying Aprons Tucson, 2700 E. Speedway Blvd
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Join Mateo Otero, Chef/Owner of Rollies Mexican Patio, as he teaches you how to make some of his favorite dishes not served at his restaurant. On the menu: Sonoran Style Korean Kalbi Short Ribs have his spin using Mexican beer and chiltepin in the marinade; Red Chili Nopalitos topped with Queso Fresco and for dessert, Caramelized Banana and Marzipan Crumbles Nachos – multiple layers of deep fried flour tortillas with cinnamon sugar, ice cream, and marzipan crumbles.

Cost: $75. Purchase your seat here.

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Wednesday, November 23 at 7 p.m.
The Downtown Clifton Hotel, 485 S. Stone Ave.
Image provided by The Downtown Clifton

A free event at The Downtown Clifton. Every week they’ll be playing a different movie on their patio.  Enjoy food, drinks, and a fun movie on the patio at the nifty downtown hotel.

Each movie will be announced right before it plays, so keep your eyes on their Facebook event page.

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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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