ANNUAL TUCSON SOLAR POTLUCK
Each year on a Saturday near the end of April or the beginning of May many folks gather and share solar cooking information and a good solar cooked meal at Catalina State Park north of Tucson at the base of the beautiful Catalina Mountains. Dates for the 37th, 2019 event will April 27, 2019, or you can contact Citizens For Solar or the Solar Guild in Tucson for more information.
This is the longest continuously operating Solar Cooking Event in the World. This great event started in 1983, and this year will be the 37th Annual Tucson Solar Potluck. Often this event has much more than just solar cooking: Photovoltaics, Electric Vehicles are often on exhibit. This is a free event, but the park charges for park entry.
37th Annual Solar Potluck and Exhibition
Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:00 am – Sunset
Note: Potluck has been postponed due to Covid: Check back later for updates.
Catalina State Park (11570 N. Oracle Road, near Mile Post 81)
Join Citizens for Solar and the Solar Guild at our Annual Solar Potluck and experience the flavors of solar-cooked food and learn about solar by viewing solar appliances and exhibitions (ovens, fountains, solar powered coolers, lights, electrical systems) and solar arts. The event is co-sponsored by Catalina State Park, Arizona State Parks. The Solar Potluck is an educational, family-friendly event. Learn about solar cooking, solar PV, solar hot water, energy conservation and other “green” topics.
We’ll have speakers and musicians throughout the day on a stage with a PA system powered by solar energy. talk to our vendors and exhibitors, and enter our raffle, where you can win valuable prizes, including a home energy audit and solar ovens. Raffle tickets are available at our concession stand, where we’ll also have Solar Potluck T-shirts and bottled water for sale.
If you are a solar cook, please bring your own solar oven(s) and join us for cooking. The Solar Potluck and Exhibition opens to the public at 10:00 am, but we ask that our solar cooks have their ovens set up by 9:30 am.
The Potluck dinner is at around 5:00 pm. All of our guests are invited to join us at our potluck dinner. It’s not necessary to contribute anything, but we encourage bringing a dish to share. Salads, fruit, desserts and other dishes are always appreciated.
We will have plastic cutlery available, but please bring your own eating utensils (plate/bowl and fork/spoon) and help make Tucson’s Solar Potluck a waste-free event. Make sure you wear comfy shoes, a brimmed hat and sunscreen. The festival will be held come sun, rain or wind!
The cost of the Solar Potluck is free, however there is a $7/car fee to get into Catalina State Park.
We'll see you there! More at: http://www.solarguild.org/