Exposición Rural 2013: 127th Exhibition of Cattle Breeding, Agriculture, and International Industry

The traditional Livestock and Agriculture Exhibition (“La Rural”), held every year in Buenos Aires for over a century, is one of the most important of its kind worldwide, bringing together more than a million visitors among producers, tourists and general public. In this year’s edition, from July 18th to July 30th, more than 400 exhibitors will be showing their products: laboratories, leather goods shops, banks, automotive industries, farm machinery, and providers of services and goods for the agricultural industry.

Visitors will have the opportunity to attend activities like cattle competitions, cattle auctions, traditional costumes contests, rein skills, Polo exhibitions, indoor Pato (Horseball) championship; and show jumping competitions, that take place every day at the main court, as well as exhibitions of all kinds of farm animals, Argentine crafts, folk shows, and tastings of traditional products at the exhibition´s pavilions.
The Fair will feature numerous activities for kids: riding school; dog training; feeding of farm animals; 3D movie about work in the country; Augmented Reality Farm; and many other activities that will get them closer to the farming work.
One important feature as every year is the “Salon de las Regiones y Agroalimentos”, that will be held from July 18th to July 21st, an exhibition within the fair exclusively dedicated to the food and agriculture industry in the Argentine provinces, showcasing products like:
  • Cereals
  • Beer, Wine and Liquors
  • Preserves
  • Agro-Alimentary Products
  • Chocolates
  • Sweets
  • Organic Products
  • Dried Furits
  • Cheese, oil, dulce de leche.
Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Av. Sarmiento 2704
Dates: July 18th to July 30th, 2013
Opening hours: Every day from 9 am to 8 pm.
Entry fees: 
Monday to Friday: AR$ 30
Saturday and Sunday: AR$ 35
Seniors and Pensioners: Monday and Tuesday: Free – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: AR$15
Children under 8: free
Exposicion Rural 2013 official website

Thank you to My Buenos Aires Travel Guide for this information.  To keep up with this and other events in Buenos Aires, we have added a feature called “Blogs We Read” to the lower right-hand corner of the BAIN Downtown site.  Or, subscribe to My Buenos Aires Travel Guide and receive all of her posts though email!

2013 Buenos Aires Children´s Book Fair

From July 8th to July 27th, 2013, the 23rd edition of the Buenos Aires Children´s Book Fair (Feria del Libro Infantil y Juvenil) will take place at Centro de Exposiones de Buenos Aires, with the motto “The Magic Continues” (La Magia Continúa) The Fair is a place destined for the cultural and educational upbringing of children, in an entertaining and joyful environment.

Apart from the exhibition and sale of books, the Fair will offer numerous activities for youngsters and children:

  • Workshops: drawing, story telling, painting, modeling, magic, science, illustration, comics, reading, cooking, creativity, music, puppetry, and much more.
  • Theater, puppet, circus, and music shows.
  • Games and contests
  • Story-telling
  • Talks with writers
  • Signing of copies
  • Children´s Library
Kids will be able to meet their favorite writers and cartoonists, participate in the workshops, read at the library or enjoy the shows organized by the exhibitors, that will take place at their exhibition stands.
During the course of the fair there will also be activities designed for professionals and students of the areas related to education and the world of children´s books.
This year for the forth time a Comics Festival will be presented during the fair, on July 26th and 27th. Distinguished Argentine authors will present talks, workshops and exhibits related to comics, their design, script writing, drawing, animation, and graphic humor.Every day at 5pm different choirs will be singing at the exhibition´s entrance hall.

Dates: July 8th to 27th, 2013

Location: Centro de Exposiciones de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Av. Figueroa Alcorta & Pueyrredón
Opening times:
July 9, 10, 11, and 12: 9 am to 6 pm
July 9 (National Holiday), Saturday and Sunday: 2 pm to 10 pm
July 15 to July 27: Monday to Friday 11 am to 8 pm.
Entry fee:
Adults: AR$30
Seniors, teachers and Children under 18: Free

Thank you to My Buenos Aires Travel Guide for the information below.  To keep up with this an other events in Buenos Aires, we have added a feature called “Blogs We Read” to the lower right-hand corner of the BAIN Downtown site.  Or, subscribe to My Buenos Aires Travel Guide and receive all of her posts though email!

Spend the Morning Outdoors!


Come and join us to walk at your own pace, spend some fun time with friends old and new and enjoy the outdoors. Bring yourself, your dog, your children, your friends and join us for a walk, or bring a blanket and some snacks and meet us at the end!
Sunday, May 5 is the kick off. We’ll meet at Cafe Martinez on Av del Libertador 3598 (http://goo.gl/maps/vGTwC). We will then continue to walk around “El Rosedal” on Palermo. We will start near the park entrance closest to the US Embassy Residence, those that wish to skip the walk and enjoy a picnic can set up blankets there.

This is a nice activity for everyone with or without children. See you there!

Activity: Walking, Jogging or People-Watching
Date: Sunday, May 5
Time: 10:30 am (15 minute grace)
Location: Cafe Martinez – Av. del Libertador 3598
RSVP to: Solange Mecham smecham25@yahoo.com so that we can keep an eye out for you!
**We will keep our fingers crossed for good weather, but will send a note to those that RSVP if the event needs to be postponed.

Play Date This Wednesday!

The BA Mamas and their kiddos are invited for a standing playdate every other Wednesday at my house from 10:00am-12:00pm, next up, Wednesday, October 3!

I have a good sized room that can be completely closed off, and it is full of little people toys. I thought we could get together in there and chat while the babies wander around and play to their heart’s content.

Join us this week!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 10:00 to 12:00.

Come on by if you’re around.
I’ll put up a reminder every other week for the next playdate.

Email Niccole de Campos niccoledecampos@mac.com to RSVP and for address.  See you Wednesday!

This Week with BAIN Downtown

There are so many exciting events this week with BAIN Downtown, it’s hard to choose which ones to attend!  Luckily, you don’t have to choose – you can attend them all!  Become a member today and your calendar will fill up quickly with lots of diverse and interesting events that are sure to catch your fancy.  Start the process by filling out our New Membership Sign-Up Form and one of our Board Members will contact you within the day!

You can always see an updated list of events on our Calendar, but here is a quick view of this week’s events:

Wednesday, September 19

  •  10:00am – 12:00pm: Baby/Toddler Group Play Date – bring your little one and join our play date in Recoleta.  This week there will be an extra treat, a sampling of baked goods from the new bakery Lucho’s Homemade Treats.  Contact Niccole de Campos niccoledecampos@mac.com to RSVP.


  • 8:45pm: Monthly Dinner at Parilla Donca – Join in our dinner group this month as guest host Jim Isaacs organizes this tasty event.  The restaurant is located at Charcas 4799 (on the corner of Godoy Cruz, in Palermo) and for a price of 125 pesos per person you get a three course meal, a glass of wine, one gaseosa or water, service/table charge and tip – not too shabby!  For a full menu, visit our Newsreel.  Contact Jim Isaacs jisaacs61@hotmail.com to RSVP.

Thursday, September 20

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm: Book Club – This month’s title is Rumors of Rain by Andre Brink, a story of corruption and redemption in South Africa.  We will meet at a member’s home in Recoleta, email Sheridan Pidcock sheridanpidcock@gmail.com to RSVP.  This group always involves a great discussion and insight into reflections of the book, whether it’s your first time or you are a seasoned reader – come and see what the book club has to offer!


  • 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Ladies Night Happy Hour – Keep your fingers crossed for nice weather as Ann and Margaret have organized this month’s Happy Hour at Primafila in the Recoleta Design Center terraces.  If the weather is bad we’ll be inside, but with a nice evening, this location has a great outdoor seating area! Leave the fellas at home and join in this fun, social event.  RSVP to Ann Sager: annsager@me.com or Margaret Sauvé: msauve3@yahoo.com.


And last but certainly not least, if you haven’t RSVPed for this month’s Spring at the Sivori event, do so now!  Email bain.downtown@gmail.com or leave a comment on the event post.  BAIN Downtown members are free and guests are $60 (unless you RSVP and join at the event, you can start your membership benefits immediately!).  Join us for sweet treats and a champagne toast to welcome the arrival of spring!




Baby & Toddler Group

Looking for something to do indoors with the kiddos?

This coming Wednesday, June 27 at 4:00pm some of our members will be heading to the Museo Participativo de Ciencias (Interactive Science Museum) – come join us!

This museum is located right next door to the Recoleta Cemetery, behind the Recoleta Cultural Center. It is intended for children 4+ years old, but if they can walk there are plenty of things to keep them busy!

Adults and Children 4+ cost AR$25 to enter, the little ones are free.


Contact bain.downtown@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.

Baby & Toddler Playgroup

The BAIN Baby and Toddler Playgroup is a wonderful social and support group for expatriate parents in Buenos Aires. Are you a new parent in Buenos Aires? Join our Baby and Toddler Group!

We meet every other Wednesday morning from 10:00am – 12:00pm at one of our member’s homes in Recoleta. The children’s ages range from pre-birth (pregnant mommas welcome!) to 2 years old.  We also meet at parks and museums around the city, as a member you receive all of the play date announcements.  Keep your eye on the Event Calendar for the exact dates of the Playgroup!

If you are interested in joining, please email bain.downtown@gmail.com to become a member of BAIN Downtown!