Expo Patagonia

September 18-20 in Buenos Aires.

During the third weekend of September every year, people in Buenos Aires who are thinking about spending their summer vacation in the southern provinces of Argentina stop by the Expo Patagonia travel trade show to get an idea of options and prices. The provinces that are officially considered part of the region are (from north to south) La Pampa, Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego. Last year, when the fair premises included places to learn fly casting, rock climbing and cooking, 26,500 visitors stopped by 265 stands during the three days that the show lasted.
On Friday Sept. 18 the show will be open for travel agents from 10am to 9pm in the Ocher Pavilion of the Rural Society grounds in Palermo and on September 19 and 20 it will be open to the general public from 2pm to 9pm. General admission is 12 pesos. For more details, see http://www.expopatagonia.org.ar/.
PHOTO CREDIT: Expo Patagonia 2008. Expo Patagonia.