The International Fair of David
I was lucky enough to get back from the US in time to go to the fair not once, but twice! My friend and neighbor had been talking about it for months and was very excited to take me. There was so much to see that it was a while before I remembered that I had a camera in my purse and a mission to take some photos! When Joel returned we had enough time to go again on Sunday night, so the rest of the photos are from that evening.
The fair is a big event here with participants coming from all over Central and South America, and even North America and Europe There are many vendors and artisans, animals, livestock, farm equipment, furniture, plants, food, businesses, cars, and an amusement park area. According to the website 300,000 people visit this fair every year.
The plants area had beautiful flowers and vegetables in lovely beds.
There were plants for sale, and I could have easily come home with many of them!
Places to eat on the right, a bit of the tons furniture for sale on the left.
There was a building to show off the best of fruits and vegetables.
This is the biggest bunch of bananas I’ve ever seen!
There were many birds, these being the most colorful.
coatimundi, members of the raccoon family. Some people say they make good pets too.
I’m not sure what these were, a kind of cat, small but very beautiful.
I love these cows with their long ears and soft eyes.
Goats and other farm animals were on display.
There were horse rides, and pony rides, and cow rides, and calf rides, and mule rides, and pretty much anything that could be ridden.
There was a strong and visible police presence everywhere.
The amusement park area
Even the streets leading up to the fair entrances were full of vendors.
Many cars were on display in this area.
There was tons of merchandise for sale
There was farm and construction equipment on display
On Sunday evening the vendor areas were packed!
I bought a cute outfit for my future grandson from this Ecuadorian vendor.
I bought one of these hammocks. .
Sunday night, leaving the feria, we came across this colorful balloon salesman.
I’m glad I was able to go to the fair! It was a fun experience and there was a lot to see. Funny though, I don’t remember seeing anyone else that I would recognize as another gringo. Joel and I did notice tons of fathers carrying their babies and small children. He may have a post in the works on that subject, dads and their kids in Panama.
I’d definitely go again next year. I’ll probably have an agenda of things I want to see and buy and experience! For now though, I need to organize my life so I’ll have time to go enjoy my new hammock.
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