The Sierra Festival, also called National Folklore Meeting is held every year during the second week of February. It is a dance contest in which competitors from all over the country. It was declared of municipal, provincial and national interest by the Ministry of Tourism of the Nation and is done in Tandil since 1983.
The event is part of the A.NA.FI (National Association of Festivals), an entity created by the Ministry of Culture and Education which groups all the organizers of national holidays in the country. The festival features dance competitions and malambo for four nights on a stage set up in the Independent Club. It also takes place as part of the party, the National Conference on Folk Dance.
Folk conferences promote the study and research of dance framed within that genre. As for the festival, after competing the various contestants in the province of Buenos Aires and the rest of the country, participants classified enshrined. The “center of consecrated Night” takes place during the last day, and the winners will shine forth with the previous editions.
The last night of the winners also features special guests participating in the scenario. In the municipal property stands also emplaced to build a craft fair, which is installed close to many grillers and roasters and food court. Alongside the popular party stoves are made with humor, singing, dancing and minstrels.