A furniture fair in Sarchí starts Friday for a 10-day run. The Feria de Muebles y Artesanías Sarchí is sponsored by the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Comercio, the Universidad VERITAS and the Cámara de Comercio, Industria y Turismo de Sarchí.
The community is well-known for its fine furniture, and it also is the cradle of the Costa Rican oxcart.
About 50 local artisans are expected to show their works at the local fairgrounds, said the ministry. The university is expected to have a mobil laboratory there, too, that can provide information and workshops on digital fabrication and other new technologies.
This is the fourth annual edition of the fair.