Come and Witness the 20th Mudpack Festival 2016 at Mambukal Mountain Resort
One of the most distinct festivals in the country, Mudpack Festival held at Mambukal Resort, Murcia,Negros Occidental is a symbolic festival that seeks to instill awareness in caring for the environment.
Participants (Dancers) of the festival are painted and coated with colorful clay or mud found abundantly in the resort. Mudpack Festival is a venue for various artists in the Province of Negros Occidental to showcase their artistic talents in ethnic dances, crafts, and music.
The Mudpack Festival shall be on June 17-19, 2016 with the theme: Art for Earth
Here’s the Schedule of Activities for the 20th Mudpack Festival.
June 17 (Friday)
5:00 PM – Drum Circle, Short Film Circle, “Mugna”: NCCA Cultural Project, Teatrokon Theater Festival, Earth Jam
June 18 (Saturday)
7:00 AM – Hataw sa Mudpack
8:00 AM – Poster Making for Kids (start), Mixed Media (start), Photo Competition (start)
10:00 AM – Mass
1:30 PM – Tribal Dance Parade (around the resort)
2:00 PM – Opening Ceremony, Awarding of Poster Making for Kids, Drum Beating Competition, Body Painting for Kids, Tribal Dance Competition
5:00 PM – Awarding
6:00 PM – Sound Off
9:00 PM – San Miguel Band and Dance Party
June 19 (Sunday)
11:00 AM – Invitational Inter-School Installation Art Competition
1:30 PM – Solo Dance Competition
3:00 PM – Body Painting Parade and Competition
4:00 PM – Awarding, Merry Making
How to get there:
Mambukal Mountain Resort which is the host of annual Mudpack Festival can be reached at 30-45 minutes’ drive from Bacolod City. If you would like to take the public utility vehicle, you can proceed to the Libertad Public Market, Bacolod City where public Jeepney trips to Mambukal Mountain Resort start at 7:20 in the morning up to 7:00 in the evening which is the last trip of Jeepney going to Mamabukal Resort. The fare is only Php30.00 per person.
For visitors from other provinces or out of the country, Negros Occidental, Bacolod City is just 55-minute from Manila by plane.
Where to Stay :
Mambukal Mountain Resort has various facilities who can cater to its guests. However,since it has a festival you should call and make sure that they have a room for you.
Mambukal Resort Contact Information and Booking: (034) 433-8516 / (034) 709-0990 (Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
If you can not get a room at Mambukal Mountain Resort, you can take the jeepney back to Bacolod City where various kinds of hotels and Inns are available.
Click here for the List of Hotels in Bacolod City