This weekend the Central Pacific is hosting an homage to all things chicken. The annual Feria del Gallina Criolla celebrates the Costa Rican chicken with more than just vendors dolling out delicious poultry dishes. Gallina criolla is a type of hen or chicken generally known in Costa Rica to be larger than in other parts of Central America and can be reddish or black in color.
There is a full schedule of dancing, live music, and children’s games on tap. And don’t worry, the fair isn’t getting in the way of the World Cup. Costa Rica’s opener against Uruguay on Saturday will be aired on a big screen on the campgrounds.
Festival coordinators also have a soccer tournament of their own planned for guests. The semifinals and final of La Copa Gallina will be played on Sunday.
Events begin on Friday and continue until Sunday afternoon at El Silencio de Quepos Savegre de Aguirre. Sponsors are the Consorcio Cooperativo Red Ecoturística Nacional and the Cooperativa El Silencio de Quepos. Festivities start Friday at 10 a.m.