Published On: Tue, Apr 15th, 2014

1st Regional Artisan Fair begins today in Mérida

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MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN – The “1ra Feria Artesanal Regional” kicks off today in Mérida’s Parque de la Paz, and will run until April 25.

Featuring artisans from the states of Chiapas, Campeche, Quintana Roo and Tabasco in addition to Yucatán, the event will provide a showcase for the people who produce the handicrafts and other items.

In addition to the opportunity to purchase items directly from the artisans, there will be music and entertainment as follows:

Tuesday 15th:

7pm – Inauguration of the event.

8.30pm – Regional dancing from the states participating in the fair.

Wednesday 16th:

7pm – Cultural events.

8.30pm – Typical dances from various states.

Thursday 17th:

7pm – Children’s show.

8.30pm – Cultural sales.

Friday 18th:

7pm – Mariachi show.

8.30pm – Cultural events.

Saturday 19th:

7pm – “Lucha Libre” (Mexican wrestling) tournament begins between participating states.

Sunday 20th:

7pm – Final of the “Lucha Libre” tournament.

Monday 21st:

7pm – Event to be announced.

8.30pm – Regional dancing from the states participating in the fair.

Tuesday 22nd:

7pm – Event to be announced.

8.30pm – Cultural events.

Wednesday 23rd:

7pm – Event to be announced.

8.30pm – Cultural events.

Thursday 24th:

7pm – Regional dancing from the states participating in the fair.

8.30pm – Open air disco.

Friday 25th:

7pm – Official closing of event.

8.30pm – Open air disco.

Parque de la Paz map

Parque de la Paz is located to the west side of centro, across the street from Parque Centenario, where the Centenario Zoo is to be found. If you are feeling energetic, to walk there from centro, take Calle 59 towards the west, through Santiago, and after passing Parque Centenario and crossing Avenida Itzaes, Parque de la Paz will be directly in front of you.

1ra Feria Artesanal Regional

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By Stewart Mandy


Stewart Mandy

Stewart Mandy


Born in Europe, raised in the Middle East, and a long-time resident in the Americas, Stewart has been based in Mérida, Yucatan since 2010, and has lived and worked worldwide in the media, travel, tourism and transportation industries for well over 20 years. His local contacts and global knowledge provide him with unmatched access to the stories ‘behind the stories’ and he likes to take you to the places that others don’t or won’t go. From the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego, from Moscow to Melbourne, from Bergen to Buenos Aires, Stewart has been there. Chances are, wherever you are heading, he knows the score.


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