October 13; Corn Festival /Fiesta del Maiz

The Fiestas de Maiz are an annual event in Upala celebrate October 13; festivities center around the corn crop and include the crowing of a Corn Queen and a corn-product costume parade  made entirely of corn husk, grains, silks along with the typical foods and dishes made of corn.


Arts and crafts made out of corn are also exhibit to celebrate the regional corn crops.

October Fiesta del Maíz, Upala. At this celebration of corn, local beauty queens wear outfits made from corn plants.

Locals make many activiest where the main guest is the Corn.

They  have a very interesting boat race that remeber our indians – Building a rustic boat called Balsa with tree poles.

This is a traditional boat race. They start from the Bridge of  Canalete River usually in the morning.

Here some Typical meals that you can share or enjoy with Community

Chorredas                                  Tamales

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