Townspeople in San Antonio Tlayacapan are not only catching up with the traditional celebration honoring religious Saint Anthony of Padua, suspended the past two years, but also looking forward to having extended festivities for a full two weeks, including the addition of a two-day craft beer festival.
The fiesta calendar is running from June 1 through June 15, with activities of a strictly religious nature happening over the first four days. Customary banda concerts and town dances will take place nightly from June 5 to 14.
A new twist in this year’s fiestas patronales will be the introduction of the Festival de la Cerveza Artesanal scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will showcase ten brands of craft beers produced in Jalisco, plus a type of mead marketed under the label Hidromiel Apinea. It will open Saturday with an exclusive cata (tasting) reserved for Lakeside area restaurateurs, before opening to the general public at 11 a.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to see individual presentations by different brewers, as well as purchase their products in small samples, full glasses, or bottles and cans for takeaway.