Feria de Huancaro

The annual fair in Huancaro started Thursday so we went for a visit this weekend. The Huancaro fair is one of the biggest fairs in the Cusco area, something of the equivalent of a state fair in the US. Like any fair here in Peru there is a variety of things to do and see. We watched some of the Alpaca contests, toured the stands at the fair and ate some Chicharron de Soya, a kind of soy chip which is a popular snack at the fair in Cusco. Not quite as greasy as deep fried Snickers, but then again, this ain’t the deep South either…

I think fairs and markets still have more economic significance compared to in the US. Here in Peru the fair is still an important opportunity for producers to show and sell their products, as well as an event for families to enjoy. Anyway, here are some pictures of Patricia and I at the Huancaro fair.

Ward Welvaert

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