I do trips to this fair in my Lincoln Town car all the time and my customers love it! You want to get there before 1:30PM because that's when the free folklore shows start, then after is the gaucho competition, where the gauchos have the horses at full speed and try to put their sword through a tiny ring. The food is GREAT and at locals prices, but the lines can be a little bit long. A good try is Argentine Locro, a country stew. The arts and crafts are excellent and best of all the prices are at locals levels-not inflated. There are also regional artisan foods for take home with free sampling. If you only have one Sunday here, best to see the San Telmo antiques fair early in the AM, then hire a private driver for the Mataderos, if you don't want to do public transit nor trust an unknown cab. (The ride will take you through some questionable areas) What makes this fair so special is it is a way to be be in the country while still be in the city, and take in some gaucho culture with the locals. It is not a tourist trap. Photos here http://babouti.blogspot.com/2009/07/feria-de-mataderos-july-5-2009.html
Fred in Buenos Aires www.silverstarcar.com
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