The Fair of Kings of Tizimín is one of the most striking events that can be enjoyed in the Yucatan Peninsula. Its Livestock Fair Expo brings together a myriad of Yucatecan flavors, an experience not to lose traditions.

Yucatan preserves folkloric traditions and celebrations for the traveler: village festivals, dairy shops, traveling circuses, religious festivities, Mayan culture events, processions, gastronomic fairs.

There are many local calendar events away from the voracious appetite of mass tourism and in favor of the traveler who goes his own way.

Cowboy at the Reyes de Tizimín Cattle Fair. Yucatan, Mexico
Activities at the fairgrounds in the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Tacos and hot dogs at the fairgrounds at the Reyes de Tizimín Cattle Fair. Yucatan, Mexico

When is the Fair of Kings of Tizimín

Since the end of December Tizimín he dresses in a party and lives of the most popular celebrations in the Peninsula. It is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the local environment and live your traditions closely, talk to people, meet other customs and why not, end up participating almost as one.

One of the great attractions during these days of celebrations is the Fair Livestock Fair of Tizimín, which is celebrated during the first 3 weeks of January in a large open field on the outskirts of town.

Mass celebration on the day of Rays in the church of Tizimín, Yucatan, Mexico.
The day of Kings celebrates a crowded mass
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Ferris wheel at the fairgrounds at the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Hatters at the fairgrounds at the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Activities at the fairgrounds in the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Activities at the fairgrounds in the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Attractions at the fairgrounds at the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico

Fair Livestock Fair of Tizimín

The Livestock Fair Expo is mounted in a large open field on the outskirts of the city of Tizimín. Here you can enjoy the attractions like the bumper cars, the merry-go-round or the roller coaster, Competitions beauty dogs, check that the sightglass of the shotgun is still crooked, racing of horses with bets between farmers, buy a good cowboy hat, BBQs enlivened with live entertainment, sales of sheep, cows or some wanted stallion, enjoy the circus with juggling dogs and goats, dance to the rhythm of Sun girls and see how some grandmother dares to go up on stage to compete with the impudence of the older people so moving.

The Fair is a host of details and situations that make spending a day at this fair really endearing.

Attractions at the fairgrounds at the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Attractions at the fairgrounds at the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Borregos and barbecue at the fairgrounds at the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Activities at the fairgrounds in the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Cowboys at the fairgrounds at the Livestock Fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico.
Attractions at the fairgrounds at the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico

This area of ​​Yucatan is very cowgirl, cattle and ranches. Here livestock is one of the economic engines, so the atmosphere of the fair is cowboy. It is a fair to do cattle business and to enjoy the environment in a cheerful and calm way.

Horse races at the fairgrounds at the Livestock Fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Young cowboy exhibition at the fairgrounds at the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Buckle belt cowboy Yucatan, Mexico.
Exhibition of cattle at the fairgrounds at the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico

In this esplanade gather from rich farmers who arrive in their Porsche to humble villagers from the surrounding villages spending the day with their families, from grandparents to grandchildren. You will see farmers closing businesses, families walking, boys going out to flirt, girls to show off, children to play, a fair delight with that timeless charm that catches.

The fair It has an incredible local atmosphere of traditions, of women with their beautiful hippes, of the usual attractions, of treats, of cowboys, of celebration, of barbecue meat, of families, of beer, of entertainment, of churros, tacos, caramelized apples and clouds, of stuffed animals, of town, of circus old, from Spider woman and the bearded. an old-fashioned fair with the purest Yucatecan stamp, unique.

Attractions at the fairgrounds at the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Future livestock at the fairgrounds in the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Attractions at the fairgrounds at the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Attractions at the fairgrounds at the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Noroa at the fairgrounds at the Tizimín Kings Fair. Yucatan, Mexico
Clown at the fairgrounds at the Livestock Fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Attractions at the fairgrounds at the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Food stalls at the fairgrounds at the Livestock Fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Attractions at the fairgrounds at the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico

Travel calmly and knowing the terrain allows you to enjoy these little tourist places, discovering details and learning their Traditions, talking with any excuse. The place is initially reserved, but if you feel comfortable is a very talkative, affable and fun people who will be happy to talk about their customs.

The fact that foreigners hardly attend, is the details that also enrich the day because it is easier to mix with people with a little sympathy and enjoy as one more.

Attractions at the fairgrounds at the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Food and drink at the fairgrounds at the Livestock Fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Attractions at the fairgrounds at the cattle fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico
Attractions for all ages at the fairgrounds at the Livestock Fair of Reyes de Tizimín. Yucatan, Mexico

For fans of photography, it's simply wonderful to go around the place with your camera on your shoulder. What photographer does not seduce a fair? Do not miss this detour on your trip.

If you come to the Fair You can stay in Tizimin, where you have to choose. If you plan to come on a weekend, I recommend booking in advance because Tizimín is full.

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AUTHOR'S NOTE: I would like to thank the comments they made to me on the blog to correct some aspects and thus reorder this entry on the Fair Livestock Fair of Tizimín.


Tizmiín Livestock Fair

LOCATION: Tizimín is located at 50 km from Valladolid on the 295 highway.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? Tizimin leaves public transport from the ADO terminal in Cancun and Valladolid (50 ″). From Mérida it leaves from the Northeast terminal (50 with 67), the journey is 2 and a half hours.
HOW TO GET THERE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT FROM TIZIMÍN TO THE FAIR AREA? From the central park of Tizimín they enable continuous transport to the fairground, which is located about 4 km from the center. On the way back they take you from the compound to the center of Tizimín.
PARKING OF THE FAIR AREA There are several and wide parked around the fairground. The price per vehicle is in the 25 pesos.
DATES OF THE LIVESTOCK FAIR EXPO: it lasts 3 weekends, from the beginning of January onwards. In the field where the Fair is mounted there is parking. If you go on January 6, go to the town church to see the massive mass. There are many events during those days, on weekends more people come. Get a program to see all the events of the Kings Fair of Tizimín (from January 28 onwards).
WHAT TO BRING? Hat to protect you from the sun and desire to enjoy.

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Sandra Salvadó Training photographer, traveler by vocation and certified tourism guide by the Government of Mexico. We promote natural wonders and contemporary Mayan culture. Great fan of pre-Hispanic history. Author of the blog and co-founder of The Shortest Path Travel, agency that guides you through alternative paths in Mayan lands. Social and sustainable tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas.
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