The figures of the Flower Fair: attendees, hotel occupancy and economic profits

The most important event of the Paisa culture was attended by more than 800 thousand people according to the Mayor’s Office

The most important event in Paisa culture is undoubtedly the Flower Fair, a festival that takes place every year to exalt the silleteros and their art, but also to enjoy a wide and varied series of activities for citizens of all walks of life. ages.

This year the fair took place from August 5 to 15 and had several novelties. For example, for the first time in the history of the event, the Silleteros Parade, which is the main activity of this festival, was completely free.

At the end of this edition, the mayor of Medellín, Daniel Quintero, made a general balance of what the celebration meant for the city, not only in the economic scenario but also in the social sphere.

The figures of the Flower Fair: attendees, hotel occupancy and economic profits

According to the local president, more than two million people, including locals and tourists, enjoyed the 300 public events that were carried out within the framework of this edition of the Feria de las Flores. Likewise, Quintero assured that there was a economic benefit of 30 million dollars.

The mayor also assured that the city had a 100% hotel occupancy during the days of the fair. He also stressed that with the holding of the event, which returned to 100% attendance, 15,000 direct and indirect jobs were generated.

Daniel Quintero also reported that this was the Flower Fair with the largest private investment in history.

Regarding the Silleteros Parade, which is the main activity of the entire event and where the creativity and work of the flower growers of Santa Elena are rewarded, the local president highlighted the fact that for the first time twelve thousand people were able to attend the boxes for freeassuring that “the fair was returned to the people.”

Regarding this activity, Quintero reported that 800,000 attendees applauded 520 silleteros who paraded last Monday, August 15, through the streets of the capital of Antioquia. That same day, the closing concert was held, attended by approximately 40,000 people, also free of charge.

During the development of the 2022 Flower Fair, some 3,200 artists “filled the streets of Medellín with joy,” according to Daniel Quintero.

Overall winner of the Silleteros Parade

Henry de Jesus Londoño Patinofrom the village of Barro Blanco, became the new Absolute Winner of the greatest event and tradition of Antioquia.

At the beginning of the day Londoño Patiño was selected as the winner in the Monumental category and then competed with other participants who were part of the 520 who gathered to honor the Paisa tradition and the Cultural Heritage of the Nation.

The figures of the Flower Fair: attendees, hotel occupancy and economic profits

The Medellín Mayor’s Office reported that the total investment for the silleteros is 1,335 million pesos. Of these resources, 1,265 million pesos are directed to the payment of the seats and 70 million pesos that are left for the award ceremony.

For the election of the best saddle of the entire parade, a total of 16 jurors were trained, who carefully reviewed each of the works presented last holiday Monday.

The jury included people from the fields of music, journalism and media, culture, literature, activism, tourism, fashion and television. They were trained in topics related to the Parade and technical aspects to take into account during the evaluation and subsequent judging, to enforce the established criteria, according to the Mayor’s Office.


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