The National Foal Festival takes place every year during the last week of February, in the town of General Vidal, Buenos Aires. As the name suggests it has a popular and folkloric character, and came to pay tribute to the horse, animal country par excellence. The festival was born in 1978, and despite its current wide grid, was originally intended for auctions and exhibitions yeguarizos main event, in addition to valuing the work horses.
The main activities of the festival you can attend rodeos, yeguarizos exposure, hob and Creoles popular parades. In addition, artistic performances and activities such as theater, singing contests, fashion shows, exhibitions and musical shows are performed. Masses are also held, and within sports activities include polo tournaments and games duck.
Abound talks and lectures on pole, horse and care. Dance clubs, local foods and lots of music are performed. The exhibitions of painting and crafts also occupy the attention of visitors, and are made for stays traveled. Prior to their election of the National Queen of Foal, takes place the presentation of the candidates and the “past” other than the applicants.
Gala evenings and official lunches complete the grid activities of this national holiday, so popular in the department and one of the most important nationally. every year it takes place through the efforts of a specially created Board of Directors for this purpose.