Savor heirloom dishes from Bacolod restaurateurs at the MassKaNamit Food Festival–the newest addition to the MassKara Festival 2023 celebrations. The event is gearing up to open its doors to showcase arts, culture, and cuisine that is truly Negrense. It also promises to launch Bacolod City as a world-class culinary destination.
The MassKaNamit Food Festival 2023
If you are visiting Bacolod City for the MassKara Festival this October, then this is your chance to try the different Bacolod specialties in one place. Bacolod Yuhum Foundation brings together about a dozen restaurants and their signature in this 10-day culinary extravaganza at The Upper East— a township by Megaworld.
The MassKaNamit Food Festival 2023 will run from October 13 – 22.
This is in line with the vision of Bacolod City Mayor Albee Benitez to make the city a major food destination in the country that caters to local and international palates.
Curated Food Kiosks
Thus the MassKaNamit festival site will feature “curated” food kiosks where local dishes will be highlighted along with an international food section.
To highlight local culture and arts, there will be nightly entertainment including a one-night outdoor cinema presentation featuring the works of award-winning film and theater director, Peque Gallaga, as a tribute to Bacolod’s pride. This will be on October 17.
On the opening night of the festival, a food crawl will open, featuring famous dishes that have made Bacolod a byword as a foodie destination. Dishes like cansi, chicken inasal, callos, dinuguan with puto, batchoy, Bacolod lechon, and delicacies like piaya and barquillos, cakes and artisanal ice cream.
Traffic Rerouting at The Upper East
In preparing the site, commuters are advised that one portion of the road in the Upper East, Megaworld will be closed as organizers set up the stage and concessionaires will set up their food kiosks from 9:00 PM of October 10 to 2:00 PM of October 13.
There will be rerouting of traffic within the Megaworld site once the festival site opens on the 13th and more road closures and traffic rerouting on October 21 as the site will host the Electric MassKara parade.