Feria de la Pitahaya

14jul(jul 14)1:00 am16(jul 16)1:00 amFeria de la Pitahaya

Feria de la Pitahaya

Event Details

Each July, when the pitahaya ripens, the residents of the small organic farming community Miraflores (in English, “Behold the Flowers”) celebrate with a lively weekend harvest festival. Pitahayas are a fruit derived from the organ pipe cactus, and are extraordinarly rich in antioxidants, which may account for the legendary longevity of Miraflores residents. Pitahayas were the favorite food of the region’s indigenous inhabitants, the Pericúes, and thus also have a strong cultural and historical component. The festival isn’t announced until shortly before the fruit is completely ripe, but traditionally this occurs during the second week of July. Highlights of “la feria” include the crowning of a festival queen, a pitahaya gathering contest, and a vast array of food and drink, much of which features the region’s signature fruit. To find about specific dates, click on the LEARN MORE BUTTON to contact CaboViVO



14 (Friday) 1:00 am - 16 (Sunday) 1:00 am

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