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1. 2022-11-05

The fact that the Saddlery Festival takes place in Moctezuma is something very special because this city is known as "The nest of saddlery".

Welcome, readers of the VisitSonora Blog! Today we are pleased to share with you the news of an event that is about to take place in our state: The First Saddlery Festival, an event that will be held in the municipality of Moctezuma on Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19 of this year 2022 and that will bring together many artisans, who will exhibit their top quality products.

In case you are not familiar with the term, here we explain: saddlery is an art that consists of working leather or cowhide to turn it into articles, originally for cavalries, such as saddles and tack, although its versatility has led today to make many more everyday products such as shoes, jackets, belts, belts, wallets, purses, knife holders, sandals, hats, huaraches, among other products that can come from the imagination of the artisan.

The fact that the Saddlery Festival takes place in Moctezuma is something very special because this city is known as "The nest of saddlery". Some families have been delegating the business to their children or grandchildren for decades since in the past saddlery was the trade of many Sonorans, and this is the first time that a celebration of this magnitude will be held where their products will be the protagonists, and there will also be a gastronomic corridor and a line-up of artists to liven up the event.

The municipality of Moctezuma belongs to the Sonora highlands and shares territory to the north with the municipality of Cumpas and to the south with Tepache, Villa Pesqueira, and San Pedro de la Cueva, as well as to the east with Huásabas, Divisaderos, and Granados, and to the west with Baviácora. It is also located on the banks of the Moctezuma River, and its lands are known for being descended from the Opatas, one of the original peoples.

Its foundation dates back to the 17th century, specifically in 1644, and the story goes that its founder, the Jesuit Marcos del Río, baptized it with the name of San Miguel de Arcángel de Oposura, later it was known only as Oposura, and later in September 1828 it was named Moctezuma in honor of the Mexican military and politician Francisco Moctezuma.

The municipality of Moctezuma is part of the historical and cultural identity of the state of Sonora, and it is expected that in addition to the Saddlery Festival it will continue to host attractive events for locals and visitors. In the meantime, don't forget to visit the Saddlery Festival this Friday, November 18th, and Saturday, November 19th.