State certificate from
Assemblymember Toni Atkins
sanctions Saturday September 17
“Spirits of Mexico Festival Day”
in the state of California—the first ever in history
Historic Old Town San Diego is the scene for the 2011 Spirits of Mexico Festival
The oldest, largest and most comprehensive Festival for agave and other Mexican spirits in the United States, the Spirits of Mexico is held where two cultures meet, at the location of California’s birthplace.
The Spirits of Mexico Festival is supported and endorsed by the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, the State of California in association with the Department of Parks & Recreation, the Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce and its members, and, was notably a San Diego Magazine A-List event!
Spirits of Mexico Festival Day Proclamations 2010 from the City & County of San Diego
The Festival is and always has been a celebration of the Distiller’s Art. From its inception, the Festival was designed to take place around Mexican Independence Day, to honor the generations of Master Distillers & Blenders whose art and soul exists in every luscious drop.
Master Distillers & Blenders, Authors, Tequileras, Tequileros, Mixologists, Aficionados & Ambassadors of world-renown and new-to-market brands all meet in San Diego in September 2011 to share their skills, experience and, of course, their spirits!
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11
OLD TOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE &
SPIRITS OF MEXICO
SPONSORED BY VITZO BACANORA CREAM
Tour Old Town’s eateries and other venues. Meet brand Ambassadors and learn about Tequila, Mezcal, Sotol, Bacanora… Taste the spirits of Mexico
MONDAY & TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12 & 13
Best Western Hacienda Hotel, Old Town San Diego
(private; judging by invitation only)
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14
Barra Barra Saloon, Old Town State Historic Park
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16
Barra Barra Saloon, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Host Mark DeCarlo
Mark DeCarlo has appeared on a number of major television network shows in the past decade including Fox’s Studs and Big Deal and Travel Channel’s Taste of America with Mark DeCarlo. Currently, he is the premiere contributing comedic host on ABC’s new Windy City Live which premiered in May 2011 filling Oprah Winfrey’s historic time slot.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17, SATURDAY, 5:30PM-9:00PM
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
SEPTEMBER 18, SUNDAY
All day excursion to Puerto Nuevo
Brought to you by Poco Tequila
Additional Festival related events will be posted; check back soon!
Designated Drivers will receive special rates, to come
PLEASE POLISH YOUR PALATE RESPONSIBLY
Must be of legal drinking age and present valid ID to attend