Many went to the National Fair of San Marcos but they spent little; do not exceed pre-pandemic level

Aguascalientes, Ags.- Although the return of San Marcos National Fair (FNSM) 2022 has been listed as successful by its organizers by exceeding the number of attendees of 2019, before the Covid-19 pandemic, was far from achieving the goal of 12 million attendees that they had set for this year and nor did it exceed the record of economic spill.

Prior to the health contingency, the FNSM had the largest number of attendees in its 193-year history: 8,110,700 people, while this 2022 the number of visitors was again exceeded by receiving 9 million 022 thousand 522 people911 thousand 822 more.

Nevertheless, Although this 2022 there were more attendees, they spent less than other years because they failed to break the record of the economic spill imposed three years ago. In 2019, 9 thousand 586 million 625 thousand 146 pesos were obtained, while this year 8 thousand 013 million 613 thousand 771 pesos were collected, that is, there was a reduction in spending of one thousand 573 million 11 thousand 375 pesos by the stallholders.

José Ángel González Serna, secretary of tourism of Aguascalientes and president of the board of trustees of the FNSM, was the one who today announced the official numbers of issue number 193 of the most important fair in Latin America, which took place between April 16 and May 8 lastof which he released other important and curious figures.

Of the 9 million 022 thousand 522 people, 911 thousand 822 that this 2022 received the National Fair of San Marcos 2022 54% were women and 46% menIn addition, 41% of the visitors were between 18 and 29 years old, 29% between 30 and 44 years old, 22% of the stallholders were between 45 and 59 years old, and only 8% were older adults. 60 years old.

This year the FNSM verified that it is a completely family eventsince 38% of the attendees arrived in the company of their children and parents, while 35% attended with friends and 19% did so as a couple.

According to the origin of visitorsthe organizers pointed out that 32% percent of the visitors are people living in the host state: Aguascalientes, while the Mexico City monopolized the second place with 16.3% of the attending stallholders, followed by the neighboring states of Jalisco with 16%, Zacatecas con 14.9%, Guanajuato with 8.6% of the vendors and the remaining 12.2% came from other states of the Mexican Republic.

this time the San Marcos Fair also detected the arrival of foreign tourists to the fairgrounds, and although an exact figure was not mentioned, it was said that 66% of them came from the United States, 9% from Chile, while 5% of each arrived from Colombia, Spain, Argentina, France and Peru. country.

Through the surveys carried out by the patronage of the fair, it was discovered that 80% of the visitors decided to go to the San Marcos National Fair attracted by the renowned artists who performedboth free of charge in the Foro de las Estrellas and with a cost of access in the Palenque.

Likewise, 92% of the people described the event as a safe fair, 91% as a clean fair, 94% as an organized fair and 99% of those attending the FNSM said they were willing to repeat the experience.

The National Fair of San Marcos 2022 in numbers
Given figures
dates April 16 to May 8 (23 holidays)

9 million 022 thousand 522 people

San Marco Island

2 million 961 thousand 740 stallholders of all ages attended. Of these, one million 400 thousand attendees to the Livestock Expo, 1 million to the Agrifood Expo and 400 thousand visitors to the Made in Aguascalientes Pavilion.

Forum of the Stars

It had an attendance of more than 419 thousand 500 spectators

Exhibition area and pavilions

More than 180 companies participated and 347,230 vendors attended. In this space there was also the Artisanal Tourist Pavilion which received 441 thousand 854 visitors.

cultural program

In its totality it received 164 thousand 472 people

Illusion On Ice show The unique show of its kind and worthy of any international stage. 121 thousand 741 people witnessed it.
The Palenque It featured 21 artists and the palenque audience this year was 115,400 attendees
Monumental Bullring It featured the main national and international swords, made up of 13 bullfights and one bullfight, and the series had 103,113 attendees.
spring parade It had 10 blocks of local talent made up of 700 people who traveled four kilometers through the main streets of the city center to where 103 thousand spectators also attended.
lake forum 89,800 were the attendees who attended the events that were presented in this place.
Sand San Marcos The charreadas were attended by 16,500 spectators.
Cavalcade of the Fair 2022 It had more than 2 thousand riders from 10 states of the country.
Midnight Mass It had an attendance of 500 people
the fair Received 31,500 attendees
Special events Together, the various special events hosted 55,500 people
Sports events It had 14 thousand 238 spectators

The generation of 10,424 direct jobs was achieved, apart from another 21,000 that were held indirectly

The fair perimeter the fair spread over 93 hectares

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