Three things to do Saturday
Arizona Daily Star
Grassland Fair at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge
- In a landscape of sweeping grasslands and majestic Baboquivari Peak, this free festival offers family activities, archery lessons, outdoor demonstrations, regional food, crafts, and learning about nature and wildlife. There will also be bluegrass music by the Greg Morton Band. Talks include
- , a biologist with Sky Island Alliance, speaking about jaguars in the borderlands. It’s also a step back in time, from the 1880s ranch house that is the refuge visitors center to the colonial Spanish horse breed that developed on this former ranch and is making a return. Dogs are welcome if leashed.
- 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
- The visitors center is about 55 miles from downtown Tucson. Find detailed directions at
- fws.gov/refuge/buenos_aires or
- The largest bike swap meet in Arizona is expected to draw thousands of people Saturday — with sellers ranging from local bike shops to out-of-state vendors, to locals with a few things to sell. Patrons come from throughout the West and Mexico. You don’t need to be a hard-core cyclist to have fun, say organizers, noting that there’s no cost to bring your own bike to try to sell or swap. That makes it a good opportunity for riders who want to upgrade or try out a different style while young riders may be ready to trade for a bigger set of wheels. There’s just about everything bike-related one can imagine, in addition to information from bike advocacy groups and clubs. The event benefits the Greater Arizona Bicycle Association.
- At Seventh Street and Fifth Avenue.
- Nothing says fall quite like the chance to make your own wood-fired pretzel. And there’s more. Much more: Games and activities for kids, cooking demonstrations and samples, farm fresh produce, plant starts and local honey for sale. There will also be a master gardener plant clinic.
- Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.
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