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Margao Crafts Festival - Goa

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Margao craft festival is organized in the state of Margao in Goa by Goa Handicrafts, Rural and Small Scale Industries Development Corporation along with Kalashree Mhila Mandal based in Margao only. The exhibition cum fair of Margao is one of the most famous fairs to be held in Goa. It attracts large number people from the neighboring state and even from all over the country. The festival is usually held in the same costa ground in the state. The ground is big enough to incorporate large number of people from all over the country to come and take part in the festival. 

Besides some of the best handicraft items, the festival also showcases the creations of local artisans. Apart from that, various cultural events are also organized in the fair. Workshops, competitions and musical programs are the major attractions of the fair. The craft festival of Margao usually starts with a ‘Shobha Yatra’ where traditional folk dances of goa are performed.

Apart from that there are hundreds of stalls displayed in the ground providing the unique range of handicraft items. Various seminars are also conducted to discuss over the preservation of Goan art and crafts. Furthermore, number of competitions are organized including the elocution competition, vegetable competition, flower arrangement competition and many more are organized for women by the Kalashree Mahila Mandal in the festival. Other that these, there are various musical shows, dance performances and stage shows are organized in the Margao craft festival.  

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