The beauties are tried with various contests and have a chance to approve themselves in different competitions. Only the most dignified contestant can be selected a queen of the festival. The day after the queen selection a bright and exciting march takes place. The Carrusel march carries the queen in a beautiful bull-drawn carriage through the city. The procession is escorted by equestrians clothed in ethnic costumes. The event is a tribute to the traditions of the past as several centuries ago the carriages were the main means of transportation for city residents and the means to transport the grape harvest.
After that Mendoza witnesses different music and theatrical shows, fairs and wine tastings for several days. The main place of holding public events is still the Frank Romero Day amphitheater filled with music from early morning till late night during the holiday. The festival ends in the middle of march. The event is always visited by many foreign guests. During the festival the travelers can not only try and taste the various sorts of wines but purchase the best ones as memorable gifts and souvenirs from Mendoza. The exciting and rich in engaging events “Vendimia” festival gains more and more popularity year by year.
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