Sixth Annual Prickly Pear Festival delightfully fun

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A presentation at the 2017 Prickly Pear Festival in Superior. Photo by Hank Gutierrez

  On Saturday, Superior’s population grew for the day.  Several hundred event goers attended the the Sixth Annual Prickly Pear Festival to learn more about this abundant cacti that grows around Superior. 

  Many were looking to enjoy Prickly Pear foods, candies, ice cream and other yummy treats from the sweet fruit. 

  New to the event this year was a Prickly Pear Cook-Off sponsored by the Copper Communities Food Hub Study and Local First Arizona.  Winning the Judge’s Choice award was a chocolate cake made with Mesquite flour topped with a tangy Prickly Pear Jelly Candy created by Cassandra and Michael Peel of Tucson. 

  Superior native, Eric Guzman won the people’s choice award with his Prickly Pear-Watermelon Salsa with Shrimp.

  View our gallery of photos online at http://bit.ly/2ga7L8c.

Entertainment at the Prickly Pear Festival. Photo by Hank Gutierrez

Vendors displaying their wares at the 6th annual Prickly Pear Festival.

Enjoying the food at the first Copper Communities Food Hub Cook-Off.

Contestants in the first Copper Communities Food Hub Cook-Off.

Mila Besich-Lira (386 Posts)

Mila Besich-Lira is a resident of Superior with two children. She volunteers for many local organizations. She is an experienced fundraiser and event planner for Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition. She covers some of the area town councils and schools.


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