feria de manizales

Manizales Fair

In 2019 The Manizales Fair will celebrate its 63rd anniversary. It is considered the most important festival in the capital of the department of Caldas for its mixture of tradition, art, and culture. In 2018 nearly 400,000 tourists visited the fair and visitors will continue to enjoy the fair for years to come.

In each version, a bullfighting spectacle is offered that attracts locals and foreigners to experience the “brave party” in its own flesh, with a poster of international stature, where lovers of this show enjoy each corrida to the fullest. This great event of the city was inspired by the April fair in Seville in Spain and adapted to the coffee culture. The human warmth of the caldense that receives thousands of tourists year after year, proves that it is really “The Best Fair in America”.

Within the framework of this celebration, tourists and locals can enjoy musical events such as Cantinazo Mix, which will take place on January 5 and will feature artists such as Piso 21, Zodiac Orchestra, New Swing Sextet, Yelsid, Kevin Roldán, and Jorge Celedón. As well as, exhibitions of handicrafts, a carriage parade, horseback riding, sporting events, rumba tents, carriage race of balineras, trova festival, the tango via, concerts for all tastes, traditional arrierías and a pyrotechnics show for all the city.


One of the most important events of the Fair is the International Coffee Reign, which has candidates from different countries of the world, where coffee is part of its economy and the city promotes this product as an emblem of the region. This will be the No. 48 delivery of this award and it will take place on January 12.


Version No. 63 of the Manizales Fair is full of surprises for all who bucks up to live this great party that will take place from January 5 to 13, 2019. Do you already have a place to stay? Meet our Hacienda and take advantage of this magical date to discover a paradise full of history.