This bullfighting festival began in 1946, and pays homage to the patrons of the city, a custom brought over from the Feria de Sevilla, Spain. It takes place in the Plaza de Acho, built 200 years ago, the oldest bullfighting venue of the Americas. It was renewed three times, one by Amat Viceroy in 1766 and the last one in 1946.
The toreadors Manuel Rodriguez (nicknamed Manolete), Luis Procuna and Alejandro Montani were the first to make their mark in the sands of the Acho Arena, and since that first fight 54 capes have been contested. It is worth mentioning that the great toreadors come here to contend for the coveted Escapulario de Oro del Senor de los Milagros (Golden Cape of Our Lord of Miracles). The annual festival takes place between the months of October and November when thousands of tauromaquia (bullfighting) aficionados flock here.