Have you ever been to a headgear festival? If not, head to Tacurong City on September 18 for the Talakudong Festival 2017!

Watch the most colorful and intricately-adorned kudongs come to life during the Lumbayag sa Dalanon & Kiay-kiay sa Talakudong, one of the much-awaited street-dancing and field demonstration competitions in Region XII.

Tourists and locals look forward to this annual showdown of kudong exhibitions and cultural performances. The Travelteller even dubbed Talakudong Festival as the ‘most celebrated festival of hats’ in the Philippines.

The competition starts early in the morning and lasts until noon so make sure you also bring your own hat!

If you are a photography enthusiast, you may want to join the Igpat sang Kamera Photo Contest and get your photos showcased in the Talakudong Festival Photo Exhibit.

Days leading to September 18 will also be jam-packed with events such as Dugong Konsehal Blood-letting, Dogs’ Day, Talakudong Dance Sports Competition, National Enduro Bike Race, For Art Sake Kudong Decorating Contest, Mindanao-wide Hiphop Competition and Folk Dance Competition, Aero Marathon, and Gupit Mo Sagot ko. The annual surgical mission had also started on August 25 and will end on September 18.

Also, witness the parade of beauties during the pageants Queen Talakudong and Mutya ng Lungsod ng Tacurong.

Tacurong City will also host several activities that will serve as prelude to the 1st Budayaw: BIMP-EAGA Festival on Culture and Arts which will take place on September 20-24 in General Santos City and Sarangani Province. An exhibit dubbed Kudong: Headdresses of BIMP-EAGA will run from September 11-18 at the Tacurong Old Municipal Hall. Delegates from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines will then compete in the Indak Kudong Dance Competition on September 18.

Join us and experience the charm and thrill of Talakudong Festival. See you in the City of Goodwill on September 18! (LGU Tacurong Information)