Monday, December 12, 2011

Barotac Viejo’s 3rd Annual PATUBAS Festival

One of Barotac Viejo's most anticipated events, this year's 3rd annual Patubas Festival is sure to deliver a great day of free family fun located just 60.4 kilometers north of Iloilo.

Patubas is a municipal wide festival celebrating food heritage and culture in Barotac Viejo. It is a festival of feasting and merriment celebrating the abundance of blessings the people in the community enjoy. It is also a celebration to continue the local government’s goal of reconnecting their people back to where their blessings come from.

The festival takes place from the 16th - 28th December 2011 and encourages residents from this town, the rest of Iloilo and beyond to gather together and experience an exciting range of culinary delights. Patubas Festival involves and educates people in the appreciation of good, clean, fair food while showcasing the town's ever expanding network of dedicated, enthusiastic producers and all the gastronomic delights this town has to offer.

With this year’s theme, “Maghinugpong, Magsinadya para sa Mauswagon nga Banwa,” the festivity is also dedicated to music, dance, self-expression, community and the arts. It highlights with a Parade, Lights-On, Sugba-Sugba, Fireworks Display and Live Band on its opening day with local artists and musicians through local entertainment, a variety of contests, and on-stage music offering family fun. Food booths offer a wide variety of quality goods and tasty food.

While opportunities to dine and indulge in a considerable selection of cuisine will abound at this year’s Patubas Festival, the opportunity to appreciate the local talents will be equally as plentiful the previous years.

Barotac Viejo’s annual festival is a family-oriented community event spanning the last two weekends in December. This year, the festival will offer 13 days of spectacular fun, delicious food and live entertainment that will showcase local organizations and volunteers that make the town a wonderful community to live in and visit.

The main goal of the festival is to have FUN and give the Ilonggos a great time out for all the family before the new year takes hold.

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