The Agave Harvest and Tasting is an annual event sponsored by the Malki Museum. It is held on two consecutive Saturdays in mid- to late-April, when the Agave plants were traditionally gathered. The agave or amul was a basic food staple for the Cahuilla and Kumeyaay Indians of Southern California.
The harvested agave is brought back to the Malki Museum for the Agave Roast, held the following Saturday. The agave hearts are cooked in a traditional roasting pit and served with other customary Native foods. There are also a variety of demonstrations throughout the day from native plant usage to pottery making.
There will not be a public Agave Harvest during the 2023 year.
Reservations Recommended: Please call (951) 849 7289
Cost: $10 donation appreciated.
Bring with you: sturdy walking shoes, water, sunscreen, and leather gloves (if you would like to help harvest the agave)
Location: Cahuilla Tewanet Overlook on the Palms to Pines Highway (Hwy. 74)
Cost: Free admission, $10 donation per plate of food
Location: Malki Museum, 11795 Malki Road, Morongo Reservation, Banning
For more information, please contact the museum.