Yucatán will again be the host of one of the most important annual fairs in southern México, known as “Feria de Todos” (everyone’s fair). It’s 100% family-oriented and suitable for all.

For 24 days, from November 11 to December 4, the exhibition site located in the south part of Mérida will be hosting artistic, sports, cultural, specialized, and recreational shows for all ages. A huge display of commercial and business activity will come alive in the recently remodeled infrastructure that now offers ample parking, kids’ games, and comfortable pedestrian areas for all visitors.

More than 1300 exhibitors will be displaying their products and services. Originally, the fair began as a place for livestock exchange, but its success has expanded and become a reference point in this part of the country when it comes to any kind of show or exhibition.

This year, around 2,300 events have been planned in the 53 hectares that include areas of livestock, commercial, agriculture, handcrafts, gastronomy, mechanical games, and of course the entertainment spaces.

The famous “Palenque” welcomes artists including Matisse, Paquita la del Barrio, the Yucatecan saxophonist Gaby Ruz with Eduardo Vázquez, and the Ha-Ash duet, as well as comedy shows, impressionists, and regional entertainment. The “Centro de Espectáculos Montejo” presents musical exhibitions including the Cumbia International Festival with Kumbia Kings, Pee Wee, and Los Caracoles.

At the “Teatro del Pueblo” you can enjoy Sonora Santanera, Moderatto, wrestling, traditional Yucatecan “Vaquería” and a special edition of Color Party Xmatkuil. For those who enjoy the equestrian arts, you will be able to enjoy the Lienzo Charro at the big tent and in the “Pista de Calificación.”

For the little ones, there will be several attractions with continuous functions: Las Vegas Magic Show, New York on Ice, and Dinosauria ($20 pesos fee).

If you are wondering how to get there, we have two options for you: the first one is on public transportation, take the bus that goes from the bus stop at Calle 69 x 56, in front of San Benito Market in Centro. If you are going in your car, one routeis to take Calle 50 in Centro south to the Periférico, go over the bridge and continue straight for about 10 minutes. Or, if you don’t want to drive through Centro, take the Periférico to exit #3 and continue south.

Feria Yucatán Xmatkuil 2016
November 11 – December 4
Entrance: $20 pesos
Parking: $35 pesos
Hours: 8 am – 2 am

By Violeta H. Cantarell

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