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More than just good novels at this weekend's Tucson Festival of Books

From food vendors to entertainment areas
Posted at 4:43 PM, Mar 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-11 18:50:57-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Tucson Festival of Books has become a weekend for more than just book-lovers.

This festival has become a destination event for best-selling authors, but some of the local favorites are also what attracts a crowd.

Food Vendors available this year:

  • Elif Gozleme
  • Hot Bamboo
  • Ricardo Pintor
  • Renee's Tucson
  • Jakes Lemonade
  • Nuts About Nuts
  • New Delhi Palace
  • Hot Pops Kettle Corn
  • Lemons on the Loose
  • SpunLight Cotton Candy
  • Blue Banjo BBQ Catering
  • Tucson Tamale Company

Nearly 50 different entertainment and family-friendly options are also scheduled over the weekend.

Some of Saturday's festivities include:

Sunday's schedule also has plenty planned including:

Over 100 exhibitors are expected to attend, featuring art and connecting with the community.

Event organizers report parking is also free.

Having an estimated $3.5M - $4.5M economic impact to the Tucson community annually, the festival is expected to help the city continue growing.

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