Earlier this month we posted about the edible plants of the desert, and one of those plants was the prickly pear cactus. If your interest was peaked, you should head to Superior, Arizona this Saturday (August 22nd) for their fourth annual Prickly Pear Festival!
Attendees can start the day with a hike followed by a pancake breakfast with prickly pear syrup. After breakfast wander around the old high school and check out the different vendors selling various prickly pear foods and ware. Visit the Cactus Lounge with art and entertainment and try a prickly pear beer, wine or margarita. There will also be demonstrations and talks on the uses of the prickly pear.
You can find everything from prickly pear fudge to cookies as well as artwork, photography, and jewelry featuring the cactus. This is the season when the desert blooms red with the succulent fruit, so if you want to learn how to use a new treat, head out to Superior for a day full of fun!
Admission is free. Tickets for the dinner and entertainment are $25 and are being sold by the Chamber of Commerce 520-689-0200.