Sunday, May 28, 2023

Metepec is the seat of the 2nd Festival of the Pig and Aguardiente.

This weekend the second Festival of Pork and Aguardiente will be held, where special dishes and drinks will be prepared, there will be competitions, music and traditions.

The headquarters would be the Ferreira de Apulco in Metepec. In the quest to publicize its attractions, the region has worked to promote its gastronomic and tourist tradition, based on ancestral customs, but also on products and food originating in the region.

Pulk, the traditional drink | Photo: Sarah Elizondo)

It is a place with a century of history that identifies this destination, especially in its economic development and will, on occasion, be a place of celebration with great food, drink
and enjoy.

During the FDS visit, he gave us a taste of what it would be like to taste it. Nicolás Fernández Gutierrez prepared a dish with pork that was slow-cooked for about 4 hours. He explained to us that the shredded meat is placed inside bread, mixed with cabbage salad with carrots, coriander and onions, and covered with homemade barbecue sauce with caramelized onions. a true joy

At the Ferreira they will always suggest that you accompany your dish with a local drink: brandy, which is served plain or cured with flavors such as strawberry, chocolate or coconut.

The organizers are members of the Metepec Business Tourism Committee: Eglael Hernández Islas, president; Susana Ivette Fuentes Solis, Vice President; Alexa Miranda Cruz, Director of Culture; Nicolás Fernández Gutierrez, director of ecotourism, and Adrián Pérez Reyes, director of marketing, revealed the details of the occasion.

There will be a gastronomic and spirits competition, distillate tasting, a Sinaloan band performance, DJ battles and open microphones for artists from different disciplines who wish to participate.

Activities begin on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with a pre-Hispanic ceremony thanking Mother Earth for the rain; Sunday begins at 10:00 with a gastronomic competition.

Metepec is the seat of the 2nd festival of the pig and aguardiente.Rich gastronomy of the region | Photo: Sara Elizondo

Since you will be walking through this Hidalgo destination, we invite you to visit its church in honor of the Virgin Mary, its representation in a piece of wood is truly beautiful. On one side are kiosks made by local ferrierias, and a few meters away you will find a small market selling food, mainly vegetables, fruits, Mexican snacks, artisan breads and even pulp.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this place, which is about 90 minutes away from Pachuca, and enjoy a wonderful weekend.


Pork dishes will be presented in different versions during the festival.

The local drink here is aguardiente, which is served either plain or in other flavors such as strawberry, chocolate or coconut.


  • When? May 20 and 21
  • Where? Apulco Ironworks, Metepec
  • Timings: Saturdays starting at 2 PM
  • Sara Elizondo i Metepec

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