Each year the month-long festival of the cross ends in the neighborhood of Valle de Maiz with a big bang. The cast of characters featured in the Valle de Maiz tour includes:
- The Chichimecas and Conquistadors – how their Battle of the Barbicans in in 1530 changed town forever
- The Sacred Cross – why the oldest crosses around town host lavish parties
- Locos – crazy folks known for their dancing
- Martha’s Dragon – or King Kong and Beauty and the Beast come to town
- Dancers – from across town and Mexico honored to perform live on stage
Along with dancers the Valle de Maiz fiesta features food, games, music and battle reenactments between the Chichimecas and Conquistadors. Hard to say who will win!
Dancers from the town of Acambaro in the southern part of the state end the show by tossing out the bread their town is famous for. Left for a day or two, it forms the basis for great French toast.
The Valle de Maiz festival continues to be my favorite fiesta in a town well known for its parties! The tour is mildly strenuous taking about an hour and a half of uphill walking through our oldest neighborhoods featuring great murals and ending at Valle de Maiz’ parade and fiesta. The cost is 500 pesos per person or 25 USD, at 5PM, Saturday, May 28th.
The tour is led by TripAdvisor’s top rated tour guide and best-selling author of eleven books on San Miguel de Allende’s history and culture, Joseph Toone.
For reservations contact Toone.Joseph@yahoo.com or visit JosephTooneTours.com for more information.