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Puerto Nuevo Wine and Lobster festivalLobster Festival in Puerto Nuevo

The Puerto Nuevo Wine and Lobster festival is an annual event that takes place During Lobster Season (October thru March), on Avenida Renteria, (Puerto Nuevos’ main street) which shuts down for the event. The Puerto Nuevo Lobster Festival is a grand event that comes complete with folkloric dancers, mariachis and live music from bands from Tijuana and Rosarito. Seven of the Baja wineries will offer samples of their best vintages that year, usually Tecate (the number one beer in Mexico) and other beer companies will also be present offering beer samples. There are various contests between the restaurants, and all the restaurants are competing to get top billing. There are contest such as what Puerto Nuevo restaurant makes the best tortillas, which restaurant is the most festive and colorfully decorated, and there is even a competition between waiters where waiters, carrying a tray with three glasses and a bottle of wine run all around the village. Prizes will be awarded such as accommodations at one of the fine hotels in Puerto Nuevo or a new cellular phone. The Puerto Nuevo Lobster Festival is open to the public; visitors will be able to buy a ticket for a lobster dinner. The Fiesta de Langosta (Lobster Festival) from 1 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 will move from the famed Puerto Nuevo Lobster Village, just next door to the Grand Baja Resort, with greatly expanded activities. The $55 ticket for the event includes a lobster, three glasses of wine from Ensenada's famed Guadalupe Valley wine country, dessert, dancing, music and a performance of traditional Mexican folkloric ballet.

The Puerto Nuevo Beer and Wine Festival is a celebration not to be missed, so mark it on your calendar and make sure you get there early because the parking lots will get filled up.

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