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The Azuero Peninsula is the area where the Spanish and indigenous cultures blend in perfect harmony and are manifested in its handicraft, culture, agriculture and commercial achievements.
The International Fair of Azuero that attracts some 200,000 to 300,000 visitors from all over the country each year will take place in La Villa de Los Santos, which is five minutes past the city of Chitré on the road that continues south to Las Tablas and Pedasí from Thursday, April 25 until Sunday, May 5.
On the ample fairground of 18 hectares, folklore presentations, mechanical rides, activities for children, typical musical and food can be enjoyed. At night discotheques offer a dance floor for the partygoers.
This year the fair will feature displays of horsemanship. Cowboys will show their mastery with ropes in fierce lasso competitions.
Almost 60 years ago, in 1944 the first Azuero fair was celebrated and the fair has become one of Panama’s most significant countryside events. Every year the fair highlights the importance of the agriculture industry of the region, especially the cattle and rice growing.
This year, the fair has the theme “donde se siembra el futuro” literally translated to “where the future is sown,” making reference to the agricultural importance of Azuero.