Exposición Rural 2017: Annual Exhibition of Cattle Breeding, Agriculture and International Industry

The traditional Livestock and Agriculture Exhibition ("La Rural"), held every year in Buenos Aires for over a century, is one of the most important of its kind worldwide, bringing together more than a million visitors among producers, tourists and general public. 
In this year's edition, that will take place from July 19th through July 30th, more than 4500 animal exhibitors and 500 commercial brands will be showing their products: laboratories, leather goods shops, banks, automotive industries, farm machinery, and providers of services and goods for the agricultural industry.

Visitors will have the opportunity to attend the many activities that take place every day during the Fair, such as:

° Cattle and equine competitions
° Cattle and equine auctions
° Cattle and horse breed exhibitions
° Traditional folk costumes contests
° Rein skills
° Polo exhibitions
° Indoor Pato (Horseball) championship
° Show jumping competitions
° Carriage exhibitions
° 4x4 wheel drive demonstrations and test drive
° Farm machinery exhibition
° Live music shows
° Activities and workshops for kids

As well as exhibitions of all kinds of farm animals, sale of Argentine crafts, folk shows, and tastings of traditional products at the exhibition´s pavilions.

Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Av. Sarmiento 2704
Dates: July 19th through July 30th, 2017
Opening hours: Every day from 9 am to 8 pm.
Entry fees: 
Monday to Friday: AR$ 100
Saturday and Sunday: AR$ 120
Seniors and Pensioners: Monday and Tuesday: Free - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: AR$60
Children under 8: Free
Exposicion Rural official website

French street market in Recoleta - July 2017 - New dates

Because of the bad weather conditions, the dates of the French Market "Le Marché" have been changed to Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd, 2017. The market  will be installed at Plaza Francia, on Av. Del Libertador between Dr. Luis Agote & Av. Pueyrredón, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

More information here.

French street market in Recoleta - July 2017

Because of the bad weather forecast, the dates of the French Market "Le Marché" have been changed to Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd, 2017. The market  will be installed at Plaza Francia, on Av. Del Libertador between Dr. Luis Agote & Av. Pueyrredón, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Over 25 gastronomic stalls run by some of the most renowned French chefs and restaurants in Argentina will be offering their special dishes. Visitors will have the chance to taste and purchase French bakeries and different specialties from the French cuisine, like crêpes, croque-monsieur, fondue, raclette, boeuf bourguignon, quiche lorraine, macarons, crème brûlée, croissants, pains au chocolat, éclairs, tarte tatin, profiteroles; and exquisite dishes like petit salé aux lentilles, coq au vin de Bourgogne, daube de Provence, gratin dauphinois, carbonnade flammande, pain perdu,… and much more!

Live French music shows, live painting and activities for kids will be presented during the weekend.

Free entrance
The event will be suspended in case of rain

Reciprocity Fee revoked for Australian visitors

The Argentine National Immigration Agency (Dirección Nacional de Migraciones) has informed that Australian Citizens or Australian Passport holders entering Argentina territory are exempt from paying the reciprocity fee as of July 1st, 2017, by Disposition 3908-E/2017 published on June 27, 2017.

The new rule does not alter Visa charges or Reciprocity Fees for other countries.

For more information, click here.

2017 Buenos Aires Children´s Book Fair

From July 10th to July 30th 2017, the 27th edition of the Buenos Aires Children´s Book Fair (Feria del Libro Infantil y Juvenil) will take place at Centro Cultural Kirchner (CCK), with free entrance to the public. The Fair is a place destined for the cultural and educational upbringing of children, in an entertaining and joyful environment.

Apart from the exhibition and sale of books, the Fair will offer numerous activities for youngsters and children:

° Workshops: drawing, story telling, painting, modeling, magic, science, illustration, comics, reading, cooking, creativity, music, puppetry, and much more.
° Theater, puppet, circus, and music shows
° Games and contests
° Story-telling
° Talks with writers
° Signing of copies
° Children´s Library
° Science corner

Kids will be able to meet their favorite writers and cartoonists, participate in the workshops, read at the library or enjoy the shows organized by the exhibitors, that will take place at their exhibition stands.

The Comics Festival will be presented during the fair, on July 29 and 30. Distinguished Argentine authors will present talks, workshops and exhibits related to comics, their design, script writing, drawing, animation, and graphic humor.

Dates: July 10th through July 30th, 2017
Location: Centro Cultural Kirchner (CCK), Sarmiento 151
Opening times:
July 10 - 14: 9 am to 6 pm 
July 15 - 30: 
Monday to Friday 11 am to 8 pm. 
Saturday and Sunday: 1 pm to 8 pm
Free entrance
All the activities are free but some are limited to the room´s capacity.
Feria del Libro Infantil y Juvenil official website.