During a day in the open air that lasts until the crack of dawn, peasant families share their cooking and cuecas while singing and dancing.
One of the main attractions at Puerto Montt is its proximity to seaside and inland villages that still preserve their well-rooted customs. In February, Río Chico celebrates its Lamb Festival, during which the most highly coveted typical dishes are served within a joyful occasion.
We came close to the site where the festival was being held bordering the sea first and then getting deep into trails with lush vegetation and amusing slopes. We observed old sheds, churches and other very ancient constructions: vestiges of the German immigration.
Before we even arrived, the music was heard and the smoke from the fire pits could be seen. As we accessed the ample green plain, we discovered the stage and the attractive group of food stalls. We perceived a tempting aroma coming from the neat and clean cooking posts hosted by women. They were offering their specialties and tables sheltered from the strong sunshine.
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Recommendations: Leave town and follow the shore along Route 7, heading for the Chamiza River. Turn left before crossing the bridge. Drive on for 7 kilometers more bordering the river and turn left again before the bridge into a gravel road that leads to the venue. The total distance to be covered is 18 kilometers.
Contact: Información Turística Municipalidad
Antonio Varas y San Martín (5480000) Puerto Montt, X Región, Chile
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