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Date festival celebrates ASU campus harvest

date festival flyer
October 27, 2011

Bring a date, or come solo. But come to the second annual Date Festival sponsored by the Arboretum at ASU.

The free festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 5, at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus. (Site address: 7127 E. Upton Ave., Mesa.)

Visitors will be able to taste more than 20 varieties of fresh dates, picked from the ASU date groves, as well as enjoy food made with dates, Moroccan music and coffee, tours and presentations.

The date varieties to be sampled will include freshly harvested Medjool, Khadrawy, Khalasah, Black Abada-Medjool hybrid, Amir Hajj, Black Sphinx, Tadala, Maktoom, Tabarzal, Barhee, Zahidi and Honey dates. The dates also will be for sale by the pound.

For more information about the festival, call (480) 268-4165.