Cultural in Southern Heartland

Campeonato Nacional de Rodeo

In early April, the Campeonato Nacional de Rodeo takes place at the Medialuna Monumental de Rancagua. At night, traditional Chilean cueca dances are held and the Plaza de los Héroes hosts a market of regional foods …
Wine in Santa Cruz

Fiesta de la Vendimia de Colchagua

Santa Cruz celebrates the grape harvest each March with this lively festival. Local wineries set up stands in the Plaza de Armas, a harvest queen is crowned, and there is singing and folk dancing all round.
Wine in Curicó

Fiesta de la Vendimia de Curicó

This four-day harvest festival livens up Curicó with folk music, beauty pageants and plenty of wine tasting. Most events take place in and around the Plaza de Armas.
Music in Angol

Brotes de Chile

One of Chile's biggest folk festivals takes over this small town in mid-January. Come for traditional music, food and crafts.