Pochutla is getting ready for a month-long party now that its annual fair is back after a two-year-long hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Local authorities have assigned booth spaces for the sale of food, clothing, appliances and other goods as well as the installation of mechanical rides and games, at the fair, which opens on Tuesday.
This time around, organizers and merchants have put the issue of solid waste reduction at the forefront, mandating the use of recyclable plates and cups instead of single-use plastics, while encouraging fair goers to bring their own cups or utensils when possible.
A municipal sustainability department will be in charge of guaranteeing compliance with this measure, as well as managing solid waste collection services.
Along with the usual fair attractions and rides, the municipality of Pochutla plans to attract even more visitors through the organization of gastronomic showcases and cultural events during the four weeks or so of festivities.
Communal assets commissioner Miguel Enrique Gutiérrez said Pochutla’s economy will get a much needed “reactivation” through the celebration of the fair, “and the people are already eager to have this activity.” He also said that while the event may not be profitable for the organizers, it will be held again this year because “it is more of a tradition.”
With reports from NVI Noticias