Bring your friends, bring your family, just be sure to bring your appetite!
Where: in.gredients – 2610 Manor Road, Austin Texas 78722
When: Saturday, June 10 – 4pm-8pm
Quickly becoming a staple for anyone looking for fun new ways to “Keep Austin Weird,” the Austin Bug Festival has fed thousands of folks their first bite of edible insects over the past ten years. Whether whole insects (always cooked!) or snack foods made out of insect ingredients, there’s plenty of fun ways for adventurous eaters to experience this exciting new (old) food that just might be the Food of the Future!
Founded by Marjory Wildcraft of The GROW Network in 2008 by convincing friends and family to eat bugs in Zilker Park, the Austin Bug Festival has grown over the years; from a few families getting together, to welcoming hundreds of kids and adults out to try a fun afternoon of learning, curiosity, STEM education and a tour of the exciting new culinary world of insect cuisine.
– Enjoy insect dishes made by local chefs and a cooking demonstration for making bugs at home.
– Try insect products from around the world and learn how entomophagy could be part of the solution to world hunger through social impact initiatives.
- Delysia Chocolatier Cricket Bark
- Aketta Cricket Farms
– Meet other Austin nonprofits active in kids education, food access and the environment.
– Check out Austin’s hot new food-tech startups.
– Live music including puppet emo-rock band, Fragile Rock.
Don’t want to eat bugs? That’s ok! Come learn about using insects as pet food and livestock feed.
– Doggy Taste Testing – Bring your pooch and see if they like cricket protein too!
– Farm-to-Table-to-Farm demonstration with GrubTubs and Westfold Farms – Learn how wasted food from Austin businesses can be used to grow insects as a nutritious and sustainable chicken feed for Austin urban farms.
More information coming soon!