Azuero Fair has arrived

At the Azuero International Fair (FIA), the main commercial and economic showcase for the provinces of Herrera and Los Santos, visitors can buy everything from ornamental and medicinal plants to the latest car model.

Undoubtedly one of the biggest attractions for fairgoers is the craft fair, where hundreds of artisans, from home and abroad, display and sell their finest handiwork in wood, leather, and jewelry, among other mediums.

Maximiliano Amaya, president of the FIA fair board, said that countless attractions and a range of activities are in store for this fair event, available to the visiting public on the 18-acre fairgrounds equipped with high security.

At least 200,000 people are expected to attend, generating around $40 million in commerce.

Although handicrafts from the Azuero region are highly regarded locally, their exhibition at the fair will be limited to a few pavilions by state entities that support artisans, such as the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MICI), AMPYME, and the National Institute of Culture.

Bolívar Medina, head of the MICI Crafts Department, reported that the exhibition area of their pavilion will feature a representation of some 50 artisans from around the country, who will offer handicrafts made out of wood, glass, textiles, fiber, and leather, in addition to jewelry, hair combs, and fine art.

Medina explained that the MICI facilitates a space for each artisan to promote and display their wares, since it is a showcase for the craftsman to make sales and offer his services to the thousands of visitors at the fair.

The fair begins tomorrow and lasts for 10 days. Don't miss this great countryside event.

Source: Día a Día