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Peru: Mistura looking to expand site for 2013

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Organizers of the Mistura food festival have revealed that they are looking for a new and larger location for the annual fair.

Bernardo Roca Rey, president of the Peruvian Society of Gastronomy (Apega), said the new space would have to have 250,000 square meters, El Comercio reported.

Roca Rey said a part of the land would be used to house stands year-round, showcasing food, music, and handicrafts, and that the Mistura food festival would be held in September.

The Apega president said that a likely location for the site could be in an area south of Lima.

This year, Roca Rey said, Mistura received over half a million people, a 25 percent increase compared to 2011.

He said that over 230,000 pre-paid cards were sold, and said the average charge was of 45 soles per card.

According to El Comercio, over 14,000 foreign tourists visited this year’s food fair.

 

> >Check out PeruThisWeek’s Mistura coverage here.
 

Organizers of the Mistura food festival have revealed that they are looking for a new and larger location for the annual fair, after receiving over half a million visitors this year.

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