JOIN US FOR OUR 2ND ANNUAL BAJA MEZCAL FESTIVAL!
FEED YOUR SOUL WITH 25+ MEZCALS, FOOD BY CELEBRITY CHEFS, AND MUSIC FOR 2 DAYS
MEZCAL, THE NECTAR OF GODS!
SAT AUGUST 19TH:
- ALL DAY MEZCAL TASTINGS
- 25+ MEZCAL BRANDS
- CELEBRITY CHEF SHOWCASES
- ACCLAIMED BARTENDERS
- MEET AND GREETS
- ART EXHIBITS & LIVE ART
- LIVE MUSIC AND DJ ALL DAY
SUN AUGUST 20TH
- A LA CARTE CHEF CURATED MENUS
- BRUNCH COCKTAILS AND LIBATIONS
- FAIR TRADE ARTISAN MARKET
- LOCAL PURVEYORS
- MEZCAL BOTTLE SALES
- DJ MUSIC
CORAZÓN DE VIDA
Baja Mezcal Fest is a proud supporter of Corazon de Vida. Attendees to the festival will be able to directly support this deeply impactful non-profit. Corazon De Vida provides life changing support for orphaned and abandoned children in Baja California, Mexico.
Their mission is to end child abandonment by breaking the vicious cycle of poverty. They provide consistent monthly funding to each orphanage to help cover food, shelter, water, utilities, and the basic survival needs of the children. Additionally, Corazon de Vida provides funding for uniforms, supplies, graduation fees, and scholarship based funding for teens aging out of the orphanage system.
DAY 1 – MEZCAL FEST GRAND TASTING
Saturday, August 19 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at TAHONA BAJA
The Big Event! A celebration of Mezcal with the best Chefs, Bartenders, and Mezcal Makers
On Saturday, over 25 of the best mezcal brands will be showcasing their amazing spirit alongside a Celebrity Studded line-up of international chefs from Baja, San Diego, Oaxaca, and Award-Winning Line-Up of incredible Guest Bartenders from some of the best bars in the world.
Throughout the day, you will get to meet and greet some of the best mezcaleros, sip some of the best agave spirits, and taste some unique bites prepared by our top chefs.
Saturday’s Event starts at 3 pm and goes until 9 pm.
You will roam through the mezcal booths & taste as many mezcals as you like.
Every hour, you will have the opportunity to attend our closed sessions with a different Mezcalero. Closed sessions are limited access & hosted inside the Tahona boats.
Throughout the Festival, our guest Chefs will take turns feeding your soul with their best dishes in 2-Hour long Chef Showcases.
Thru the duration of the festival, the most acclaimed bars and bartenders in the world will be shaking up spirits in cocktail showcases that will be sure to delight.
Shop for some fair-trade artisan goods at our Espiritus Maxicos pop up store or witness the artists from Oaxaca creating their magic live!
Visit our boat art gallery and check out the amazing photography of Fer Arce Sanchez.
We’ll turn up the party after sunset so we can end the day with grooves and mezcal dance moves at 8pm with a Live DJ.
Your ticket price includes all the mezcal tastings, mezcal talks, Chef’s Showcases and Food throughout the day & dance party!
DAY 2- BRUNCH & BAZAAR
Sunday, August 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at TAHONA BAJA
MEXICAN SUNDAY BRUNCH & ARTISAN MERCADO/BAZAAR
Anà la carte Brunch & Bazaar of local purveyors, exhibitors, and invited guests.
Make it a weekend and enjoy the limited Sunday Brunch to finish on a perfect note!
Our guest chefs will serve up traditional Mexican dishes, and our bartenders will offer you a selection of recovery cocktails. You’ll also get to mingle with some of our mezcaleros and guest chefs.
Browse through the traditional Sunday market with local products and artisanal gifts to take home, while listening to live music!
Enjoy the Ultimate VIP Experience at Mezcal Fest 2023.
What’s Included: Wristband to the Full General Admission Experience PLUS: VIP AREA ACCESS – You will have access to a Shaded VIP Area available to only Guest Chefs & Bartenders.
BONUS EVENT: Only for VIP Pass Holders, you will be invited to the hosted Friday Icebreaker/Welcome Industry Party 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at AL FRESKO BAJA and Mingle with all of the Guest Mezcaleros, Celebrity Chefs, and Acclaimed Bartenders at an Industry Only VIP event. Enjoy the ONLY 3 Day Limited Ticket Experience. Only a Limited Number of Tickets will be SOLD. VIP TICKETS WILL SELL OUT.
THE LINE UP
MEZCAL BRANDS FEATURED (MORE COMING!!!)
La Medida Mezcal Berta Vasquez, Real Mineiro, Origen Raiz, Dixeebe, Vago, Tequila Ocho, Don Mateo de la Sierra, Animas, Casta Tribal, Pasion Ancestral, Salvadores, Raicilla La Reyna, Raramuri, Guia del Alma, Real de Alamos, Borroso, Rey Campero & more!
BARTENDERS LINE UP (MORE COMING!!!)
Eliza Hoar- Young Blood (#49 Best Bar in North America)
Marina Ferreira, Botanica Bar
Joshua Shively, Oculto 477
Carlo Bracci Devoti- Tahona Bar
Keiana Castro- Wormwood
Seth Sandoval- FarNiente Bar
Alonso Velazquez- El Tigre Oculto
Eduardo Rios- Tahona Baja and more!
WHERE TO STAY:
Tahona Baja is located inside the Cuatro Cuatros hotel complex. Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis!
Other recommended hotels:
Hotel Lucerna– Use Discount Code: “MEZCAL FEST 2023” for discounted pricing.
AirBNB is another great option with many options in the surrounding
HOW TO GET THERE:
Tahona Baja is located approximately 1 hour 15 mins south of the US Mexico Border. 1 hr 15 min (60.4 miles)
via México Toll Road 1D Transpeninsular Highway.
Taking the Toll Road is the safest route. Directions can easily be followed using Google Maps or Apple Maps from San Diego to Tahona Baja.
Transportation can be booked privately or as part of shuttle for a small group or larger shared group. Pickups can be made in San Diego or Tijuana Border Crossing. Please book directly as we do not book transportation directly.
MORE TO COME!
WHAT IS NEARBY:
Surrounded by beach, ports and a laid back wine country, Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe have it all. Local street carts give you the best Fish Tacos you have ever had and Michelin Starred Chefs give you coursed menus next to Vineyards and everything in between. Whether you want casual or fine dining, Craft Brews or Natural Wines, this region has it all! Make it a weekend and enjoy all that we have to offer.
Find out more about what do in Ensenada HERE:
Find out more about what to do in Valle de Guadalupe HERE:
WHAT TO WEAR:
We recommend wearing comfortable closed-toe shoes for all attendees as our terrain is uneven and sandy. August is a warm month, but our location gets a nice cool breeze from the Ocean in the evenings. We recommend your stylish wine country festival wear to include layers.
1. Is only Mezcal served?
a. NO, other Agave Spirits like Tequila, Sotol, Raicilla can and may be served by our Brand Partners.
b. Additionally, other spirits may be presented by sponsors/Celebrity Bartenders.
2. Are children allowed?
a. Because of the nature of the Festival children are not allowed.
3. How much food will be available?
a. At least 9 Celebrity Chefs will be serving food for the duration of the festival in 2 hour long showcases.
4. What does my GA
a. General Admission tickets give you access to the full event including unlimited Mezcal Tastings of 25+ Brands, Acclaimed Chefs Serving Food for 6 hours, Arts, Access to Brunch and Bazaar on Sunday, and Live Entertainment.
5. Can I become a Sponsor?
a. YES! Please email thru contact form on SPONSOR PAGE
6. Is traveling to Mexico Safe?
a. YES! Our team drives down often and regularly following the Toll Roads and not diverting from plans or transportation. If you feel unsafe we definitely recommend hiring transportation. Find out more about our Transportation Partners HERE.
SPONSOR + EXHIBIT INQUIRIES:
As the only Mezcal Festival in Baja California and the Cali-Baja Region, the Baja Mezcal Fest returns for its 2nd year from August 18-20, 2023. Our weeklong Festival attracts 300+ Mezcal and Food Gourmands and Industry game changers and tastemakers to one event that isn’t too big to make real connections with attendees and Industry thought leaders.
The Baja Mezcal Fest 2023 will host multiple events throughout the weekend designed to appeal to an affluent consumer of Mezcal, Agave Spirits and luxury lifestyle goods and services. Brands seeking growth with this audience are valued partners of our festival as they get to make connections with not just consumers but with the Renowned Chefs and Bartenders who hold the purchasing power in their businesses. We are happy to offer custom curated packages intended to align with each brand’s objectives and creative initiatives.