The fifth annual Bug Festival will be held in Austin on Saturday at Zilker Park by the Rock Garden Picnic area near the pool. There will be a cooking demonstration featuring crickets, scorpions, worms and other bugs and insects.
"I'm very passionate about growing my own groceries," said Marjory Wildcraft, organizer of the event. "And being food reliant in my backyard -- and there are some minerals and especially the omega three fatty acids that are very difficult to get to grow -- through vegetables and animals and insects are high in these nutrients.
"So I thought I would learn how to eat insects," WIldcraft said.
The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m, Families are encouraged to bring a potluck meal too as a party will regular food will close out the event. Kids are free and adults are only $5 per person.
BYOBB is encouraged. That's Bring Your Own Bugs and Bottles.
They're particularly looking for more wasp nests.
Don't forget to bring toothpicks.
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