19th National Orchid Festival

October 7 to 12 in Montecarlo, Misiones.

Of Argentina’s 200 orchid species, half are native to the subtropical northeastern province of Misiones. The pleasant job of capitalizing on that fact falls to the town of Montecarlo, which every year stages the National Orchid Festival together with the Provincial Flower Festival dedicated to all Misiones’ other plants capable of producing blooms.
Montecarlo and seven other small towns along a 90-km stretch of National Route 12 heading north from Posadas stand out for their plant nurseries, bathing beaches, and farms that receive and/or lodge tourists.
For more information, visit http://www.fiestadelaorquidea.com/.
PHOTO CREDIT: Orchids. Bonnie Tucker.