Note: The 2020 Feria de la Capirotada has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
La Feria de la Capirotada is a competition to see who makes the best capirotada, which is similar to bread pudding and served on Fridays during Lent.
Now in its sixth year in 2020, Ajijic’s Feria de la Capirotada is your chance to try out more than 20 varieties of the stuff, from the traditional recipe to more modern approaches.
Founder Lee Hopper, who moved to Ajijic in the 1960s as a child with his parents, says that it’s Mexico’s only feria de capirotada.
In past years, the cost of the prizes has been covered by local businesses, who donate gift certificates. This year, however, the Feria did not get enough sponsors, visitors will be charged a 20-peso entrance fee. All the money goes directly to the winners as cash prizes.
Once you’re inside, you’ll get to taste a couple of dozen varieties of capirotada. Have a favorite or two? If you like, you can purchase a token for ten pesos each and drop it in a jar at the table of your choice to vote for who you think makes the best capirotadas.
At the end of the night, all the tokens are added up and the top three winners are announced and given their prizes.
The feria is held on the Ajijic malecón:
2020 Feria de la Capirotada Information
The 2020 Feria de la Capirotada has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Last updated March 15, 2020