Mexico is a country with a large gastronomic variety and of course, WE LOVE FOOD, so imagine, if we celebrate death with a big party, we will celebrate food in a much bigger way, that will leave you so full and in awe. We are a country surrounded of colors, happiness and people who are proud of their roots, so we want to share with you this beautiful side of Mexico, so you can keep on falling in love.
Check out these 9 festivales or festivities, which take part in different parts of our dear Mexico. And hey, don’t forget to write down the ones you want to add to your bucket list! 😉
1.- International Ice Cream Festival (22 – 24 of February)
This festival has existed for 10 years now, with the purpose of exposing the latest trends on the world of this delicious cold dessert. It’s also a great opportunity for those new entrepreneurs in the gastronomic realm who are looking for new ideas to capture the hearts and stomachs of many foodies.
2.- Strawberry Festival (02 – 19 of March)
This traditional festival is celebrated each year in the city of Irapuato, Guanajuato, best known as the world capital of strawberries. Here you’ll find all kinds of celebrations, from cultural forums, exhibits, bullfighting fiesta, concerts and of course, you’ll be able to eat different traditional dishes of the city.
3.- National Enchilada Fiesta (2nd week of April)
As soon as we read or hear “enchilada”, we get hungry!
This celebration takes places in the mesmerizing state of San Luis Potosi, where all the family will have fun as they enjoy the musical events, sizable list of mexican flavors and many other things!
4.- Cheese and Wine Festival ( May 18 – June 03)
The Magic Town of Tequisquiapan located in the state of Queretaro, known worldwide for its wine production, is the place where you’ll be able to enjoy of some amazing wine and cheese tastings that will leave you with a big smile on your face. As you delight your palate, you’ll also get to walk around the enticing ranches and casonas of the area.
5.- International Mezcal Festival (2nd week of July)
We’re pretty sure, the first thing that pops in your mind as soon as you hear the word “Mezcal” is Oaxaca and we can’t blame you. This state is the number 1 producer and distributor of this magic beverage all around the world.
This event is celebrated on the month of July, followed by the popular Guelaguetza Festival.
The Mezcal Festival started on the year of 1997 with the objective promoting the local mezcal producers and inviting other states in Mexico with denomination of origin.
6.- The Grand Apple Festival (August 15)
Let’s go all the way to one of the many Magical Towns in the state of Puebla, Zacatlán de las Manzanas. Here, they celebrate an iconic event in Mexico since 1941 and one of the most important events for the people of this town. They start it off by blessing the apples during a mass in honor of the Virgin of Asunción, patroness of farmers and the big party initiates with traditional dances, mechanical games, cultural activities and without forgetting, the exhibition of arts and crafts of the region.
7.- Mole Festival (October 06 – 28)
This 2018, they’ll be celebrating the 42nd edition of this National Mole Festival in the town of San Pedro Atocpan, in the delegation of Milpa Alta, Ciudad de México.
Here you’ll be able to come across a large variety of mole, condiments, traditional dishes and entertainment.
8.- Chocolate Festival (3rd week of november)
One of the most important chocolate festivals in the world, which is celebrated in Villahermosa, Tabasco. At this big event, hundreds of cacao producers, exhibitors and famous chefs gather to give us a piece of the best of the chocolate universe.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/FestivaldelChocolate/
9.- National Tequila Festival (Nov. 30 – Dec 12)
At this big event, they also celebrate their patroness, Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción, which takes place on Dec. 8. On this festival, you’ll be able to find different type of events, which celebrate the culture of the country and of course, the deliciousness of tequila, such as: charreria, cockfights, tequila tasting and exhibits of the main producers of tequila.
And with all of this, now you’re ready to go celebrate Mexico and its exquisite tastes.