Over 8 Thousand People Visited The National Crafts Fair During The First Three Days

Saturday, August 03 2013 @ 10:02 PM UTC

Contributed by: Anonymous

Crafts, molas, handmade miniatures made of wood and other materials, folkloric items, jewelry, paintings and everything about art, both national and foreign, are being displayed from July 31 until August 4 at the National Crafts Fair of Panama in its thirty-sixth edition at the Atlapa Convention Center.

According to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Mici), the show brought together for the first three days 8,700 Panamanians and foreigners and collected a total of 20,491 dollars.

The secretary general of the MICI, Noriel Salerno, said they received a total of 458 visitors more on Friday than last year’s fair and therefore they received $1,169 more.


A parade of costumes will be held on Saturday as well as a fantasy costumes contest. The event will be entertained during the evening by Raul Aparicio.

For this Sunday the Holy Mass will be celebrated at the fair, and the lottery will also be aired from this event.

During the last day of the event the “Pollera” Lady Contest wil be held and finally, the winners of the National Crafts Competition will be awarded.

Tickets are sold at $3 for adults, $1.50 for students and $1 for senior citizens.

In the 2012 edition, the craft fair had an average of sales of $407,083 and box office takings of $62,757, according to official data.

This year they expect to exceed the 26,493 visitors from last year, according to MICI. (Prensa)

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