In the growth of the Mendoza Winemaking, the wine was reason for the development of different artistic activities, giving rise to one of the most representative: the “National Harvest Festival”, which aims to revaluate the work of the winemaker to transform grapes into wine, popular recognition of the work and the origin of the tradition and celebration of a people that for a year cares for obtaining this fine product. The Festival with over the years has established itself in the province in the country and the world and is a perfect excuse to visit the province each year in March.
The program includes:
* Transportation round trip forth from the hotel to the Greek Theater Frank Romero Day
* Tickets to the National Harvest Festival for March, Saturday 9th at 10 pm.
* Guide Assistance
* Box lunch with food and drink.
In the afternoon, transfer to the Frank Romero Day Greek Theatre, located to the west of Parque General San Martin and a few kilometers from the capital city, where you will see the National Harvest Festival. The show is divided into three parts. A first part where, through an artistic performance, are appreciated customs of the people of Mendoza, subsequently, the election of the new National Harvest Queen, chosen by a jury from among the representatives of the various departments of the province, and finally, a show of fireworks and music, are the ideal end to culminate a special night. From the beginning, we will be assisted by a person who will be at our disposal throughout the development of the program.
After the party we return to the various hotels where passengers are accommodated.-
A little history:
The Harvest Festival is perhaps the first link that weaves together wine and tourism. It was born big, but continued to grow to its current scale.
In 1913, was first held a festival in Mendoza. The music and dance show brings together some 40,000 people each year. Mendoza and tourists mingle to witness a celebration that is already a trademark for Mendoza.
The staging of the National Harvest Festival requires a large deployment. More or less, according to the heads of each performance, the set covers 3.000m ² and uses 25,000 lights, 3,500 chapadur plates, 2.500m ² wooden plates, 4,000 costumes for dancers, actors and extras, 500 kg. fireworks, and involves about 1,000 people in total, among which are on the scene, which play behind the scenes or are in command of lighting, sound and choreography, the queens and their courts.
This way, the Harvest Festival has become, like good wine, a celebration with its own spirit, the best way to durable creations.