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October Fiestas offer quality cultural fare

Never mind the kid’s games, themed pavilions, skating rink, vendors’ booths and food stands, Guadalajara’s annual Fiestas de Octubre fairground (open daily October 7 to November 7) also provides plenty of Mexican-style entertainment  with free nightly shows in the main auditorium (around 7 p.m.) featuring pop stars, bandas and even some mature artists (Enrique Guzman, Paquita la del Barrio, for example), as well as late-night performances by ranchero singers following the rather gruesome cockfights.

Tequila train adds more rides

The Tequila Express tourist train will add extra days to its regular schedule during the Pan American Games to cater to the large number of visitors expected for the event, the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce has announced.

Ale set to flow at 4th Beer Festival

It may not have the fame of Munich’s adrenalized Octoberfest but Guadalajara’s annual Beer Festival (Festival de Cerveza) is beginning to make a name for itself, albeit locally.

A million souls await La Virgen’s homecoming

While the rest of the country celebrates Dia de la Raza (Columbus Day) on Wednesday, October 12, in Guadalajara the Italian sailor who stumbled across a continent and its people 519 years ago gets trumped by a diminutive miracle worker.

42 new roses blooming in ‘City of Roses’

The rose sculpture representing Mexico in Rosefest Guadalajara 2011 – beautifully decorated by 12 Huichol artisans from Zitacua, Nayarit – has been installed at the junction between Hidalgo and Chapultepec ahead of the Pan American Games.