Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Bugtoberfest Annual Insect Eating Event!

Eating Insects doesn't sound appetizing?!  Get used to it!  It won't be long before insects will be a part of the menu as we continue to look for new ways to feed our ever growing population on decreasing agricultural land.

Texas A&M AgriLife is partnering with the San Antonio Botanical Gardens to again provide a nutritious, delicious, and entertaining insect tasting menu!  Take the edge off with a beer pairing from Blue Star Brewing Co!

We will have tons of youth activities and the entire family is invited to come out and join us!  You do not have to register for the tastings to participate in the youth activities.  Come play with insects, paint with soldier fly larvae, and enjoy the Giant Bugs art display around the Garden!


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. Local chefs will enlighten visitors about the sustainability and high protein power of insects. Menu forthcoming, but trust it will be memorable and healthy. Ticketed program features Jonathan Cammack, chief operating officer at EVO Conversion Systems and a Professor of Entomology at Texas A&M University. Dr. Cammack will talk on the modern entomophagy movement or 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.
Register for October 19
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.