This event is a competition to see who makes the best capirotada, which is similar to bread pudding and served during Lent.
Now in its fifth year, Ajijic’s Feria de Capirotada is your chance to try out more than 20 varieties of the stuff, from the traditional recipe to more modern approaches.
Have a favorite or two? Purchase a token for ten pesos and drop it in a jar at the table of your choice to vote for who you think makes the best capirotadas.
All the proceeds support this relatively new tradition in Ajijic and prizes are given to the top three winners.
Many local businesses contribute gift certificates and other products which the crowd buys to help out.
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.
2019 Feria de Capirotada Information
The next Feria de Capirotada is April 6, 2019. Last year, the feria was held on the malecón in Ajijic for the first time, instead of the plaza, so it will likely be held at the same place this year.Last updated January 29, 2019