The National Festival of Chivito, Dance and Song is a traditional festival that brings together the village of Chos Malal and surrounding neighbors every year. It arose in 1988, as a holiday that paid tribute to local citizens, and claimed their customs.
Only in 2004 he achieved the “national” category and this 2019 its 14th edition will be held. It will be held at the Fair of the Agrozotecnica Station in the city, where three days will be lived to pure music, local gastronomy and Neuquine traditions.
A program for all tastes
The main attraction of this festival is the specialty of the region, its famous chivito al grill. A mystique is given during each of the days, where it is possible to see the chefs in country costumes preparing hundreds of chivitos to taste.
The gastronomic proposal is accompanied by other typical dishes of Patagonia, such as lamb empanadas, homemade breads, cabure neuquino and several Chasmalense delicacies.
For this edition, 40 stands were built with materials from the region . There producers from all over the area will exhibit sausages, homemade sweets, limes, typical fruits of Valle Fértil, among others. Also craftsmen will sell products made by Neuquin hands .
Music will be another central element in this popular festival. There will be space for Neuquino artists and also for great figures. It is confirmed Damas Gratis for Friday 15, although for health issues of the singer, they are looking for alternatives. The Pelotas could become the one who will replace them, in case the cumbia band cannot participate. The Tekis and Los Fulanos will be performing on Saturday 16, while on Sunday 17, El Indio Lucio Rojas and Los Pachecos will perform.
These proposals are accompanied by others. Visitors can enjoy the typical gaucho parade, also riderings, Creole skills and dressage. In short, this Chivito Festival will have a tempting program for those who want to make a trip to that city in Neuquina to enjoy it.
How to get there
The city of Chos Malal is Chos Malal is located on National Route 40, 100 km from the border with the Province of Mendoza, 385 km from the city of Neuquén and 55 km, by the recently paved Provincial Route 43, Andacollo . It can be reached by car, plane or bus (to the city of Neuquén) and then combine with other means of land transport to get to the city.
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