With a history that dates back to pre-Hispanic times more than 1,500 years ago, there isnít a drink that has produced more legends and myths than tequila. From its derivation from the blue agave plant to its place in the lore of the Mexican Revolution, there is much speculation on its origin and tradition. This and more will be explored as Mexicoís most famous export is spotlighted during the Los Angeles Tequila Festival at Fairplex on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20.
Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, the event will also feature concerts by Los Angelesí favorite sons Los Lobos and Mexicoís own Pedro Fernandez and Astrid Hadad.
The Los Angeles Tequila Festival is the largest event in the United States promoting the more than 630 brands of premium tequila. The event will target buyers as well as tequila enthusiasts. Besides tastings, the festival will include art and photo exhibits and plenty of delectable food. The Tequila Regulatory Council from Mexico will offer seminars on both days.
Tickets for the festival are $45, including tastings. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster locations and online at www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information, visit the Fairplex Web site at www.fairplex.com or www.latequilafestival.com.