The 5th Annual Margarita Festival celebrated Mexican Independence weekend and tequila, of course. Taking place on Sept. 15 at the Lake Las Vegas Village in Henderson, NV, the event welcomed 20 of Las Vegas’ most revered bars and its talented tastemakers who went head-to-head in a competition to create the best margarita in town. The Margarita Festival selected the creative concoction from the talent at the Velveteen Rabbit.
Judges – including Wirtz Beverage Nevada’s Andrew Pollard, CRT Certified Specialist Layla Lynn and Seven Magazine’s Xania Woodman – along with festival-goers had the opportunity to taste and vote for their favorite margarita. At the end of the day, Master of Ceremony Kevin Vanegas of Wirtz Beverage Nevada, had the privilege of announcing the winners – Christina Dylag and Lyle Cervenka of the Velveteen Rabbit – and award them their first place prize, a trip to Mexico.