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Feria Maestros del Arte

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This 3-day fair, now in its 18th year, brings together almost 100 of Mexico’s finest artisans from all reaches of the country.

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Almost 100 of Mexico’s most important artisans of Mexican folk art come together for this annual three-day fair in Chapala.

2019 Event Information

The 2019 Feria Maestros del Arte will be November 8-10. Friday: 9:30-5:30. Saturday: 9:30-5:30. Sunday: 9:30-4:30.

The cost of admission is $80 pesos per person per day, which includes access to the events and demonstrations taking place that day.

There will be 86 artisans or groups of artisans appearing at the Feria this year. Check out the complete list on the Feria’s website.

If you’re just visiting the area, you can bring your purchases to an on-site booth where they’ll be carefully wrapped and shipped domestically or internationally.

2018 Detailed Schedule

It appears that the Feria hasn’t yet released a schedule of the talks, demonstrations and entertainment for 2019.

Here is the schedule from 2018 so you can see what a typical weekend’s program is like:

Feria Maestros del Arte 2018 schedule in Chapala

Feria Maestros del Arte 2018 entertainment schedule

Located at the Chapala Yacht Club


The Feria Maestros del Arte takes place at the Chapala Yacht Club on Ramon Corona in Chapala.

Last updated November 7, 2019

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