EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens announced the return of their bug fest, sponsored by Truly Nolen Pest and Termite Control.
The bug fest was held at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 at the El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The event featured interactive programs for all ages such as close bug encounters, bug tastings and live bugs from Africa, Asia, North and South America.
Truly Nolen and KTSM representatives had a cook-off at the Wildlife Amphitheater at 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 where guests could try samples of scorpion micheladas, chocolate chip cricket cookies, watermelon with chapulines, or donuts with dragon fruit crickets.
The first 400 guests at the Wildlife Amphitheater were given a ticket to exchange for one sample. One tasting was allowed per person. Tickets were passed out 30 minutes before show time.