Xmatkuil…Yucatan’s State Fair


I got up early this morning and headed outside of the city limits to Merida’s yearly state fair, Xmatkuil. I love going to the state fair here in the Yucatan, it reminds me of the fairs when I was young. It is like stepping back in time. I hope you will enjoy these photos as much as I did taking them for you. The different smell, taste. The candied pecans were out of this world. I love the Mexican pottery and seem to find away to buy another pot each year for my kitchen. If you have never cooked in a clay pot, you are missing out. The cows and bulls are one of the main highlight of the fair each year. Sometimes a bull or cow is all that a family may own, and to be able to have it shown in the state fair is a really big deal. But what I want you to notice the most is the colors…it is a feast for your eyes…colors everywhere. In the candy, the clothes and hand made crafts. Mexico is a country of bright colors and no place better to see that than at the state fair.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jenifer
    Nov 17, 2011 @ 22:36:07

    wish we were there to go to the fair too. It looks like so much fun.

    Reply

  2. Chelsea Stafford
    Nov 17, 2011 @ 23:06:13

    Oh! The food looks sooooo good.
    Wonderful photos. Thank you for
    sharing.

    Reply

  3. John Rutledge
    Nov 18, 2011 @ 15:05:32

    We’ve got to go! Gary is all please, please, please. Great photos. Thanks for letting us know about it. We were wondering if it was any good.

    Reply

  4. BerylG
    Nov 18, 2011 @ 17:57:27

    Truly wonderful photos – thank you. We are going on the 25th. Love that fair.

    Reply

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