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Sweet Corn Festival in Jala, Nayarit

FeriaeloteEvery year during the first two weeks of August, the annual Sweet Corn Festival in Jala, Nayarit, a region where the largest corncobs in the world are grown, gives everyone a chance to experience a very Mexican tradition.

This year, Jala's traditional Corn Festival is taking place from August 6th–15th. Organized to honor the first harvest, corn is the star of this festival, but the local cuisine, culture and traditions play honorary roles.

Historically pagans began celebrating earlier, but since the event is also a religious occasion that celebrates the Virgin of the Assumption on August 15, nowadays the event lasts two weeks and features regional expos, sports competitions, jaripeos (bull riding), dancing and performances in public places, fireworks, and many other family-friendly activities.

The food booths, offering different varieties of corn as well as processed products based on this grain, are set on the streets and offer a real experience to the palate.

Source: Banderas News