Castro Folkloric / Food Festival
This festival takes place on the third Saturday and Sunday of February. Community groups and neighbourhood committees participate by offering examples of Creole culture, namely traditional Chiloé cuisine such as, curanto, yoco, milcao, chochoca, licor de oro, etc.
You can also appreciate the island’s folklore and traditional songs in the grounds of the Municipal Park situated in the upper end of the city.
It began 21 years ago when some community leaders met together to let tourists sample part of the traditional island cuisine and it is now the most important summer festival on the island. Over the years it has grown more popular and presently over 30 thousand people attend the event every year.
Local inhabitants also offer samples of their artwork which consists of textiles, wooden wares, animal and Creole craftwork, traditional games, songs and music.