Festivals of the North in Dagupan City Updates and List of Winners


One of the highly anticipated events of the Bangus Festival 2014 is the return of the Festivals of the North. It is the chance of Northern and Central Luzon cities and municipalities to showcase their culture and products through a fun street dancing competition. Let’s be realistic here – most of the festivals in the Philippines that the locals know are those based on Visayas and Mindanao. FON serves as a good exposure to the other festivals of Luzon.

For this year’s Festivals of the North, there are 20 participating teams:

  • PINDANGAN FESTIVAL from San Fernando City, La Union
  • TOBACCO FESTIVAL from Candon City, Ilocos Sur
  • Bado- Badoc Milagrosa Badoc, Ilocos Norte
  • BASI FESTIVAL from Naguillan, La Union
  • ANI FESTIVAL from Dingras, Ilocos Norte
  • KANNAWIDAN YLOCOS FESTIVAL from Caoayan, Ilocos Sur
  • GOAT FESTIVAL from Balungao, Pangasinan
  • MANGO BAMBOO FESTIVAL from San Carlos City, Pangasinan
  • CORN FESTIVAL from Sto. Tomas,Pangasinan
  • PAMULINAWEN FESTIVAL from Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
  • MANGO FESTIVAL from Masinloc, Zambales
  • ABACCA-BAMBOO FESTIVAL from Basista, Pangasinan
  • MALANGSI FESTIVAL from Bayambang, Pangasinan
  • GULING-GULING FESTIVAL from Paoay, Ilocos Norte
  • ADIVAY FESTIVAL from Kabayan, Benguet
  • PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL from Baguio City, Benguet
  • BAGOONG FESTIVAL from Lingayen Pangasinan
  • BANGUS FESTIVAL from Dagupan City

I am excited to cover this event! I’ll be posting photos, updates and list of winners as soon as I can. For quick updates, you might also check the What’s Up Dagupan page.

Bangus! More Bangus!
Bangus! More Bangus!

UPDATE -> Here’s the Festivals of the North 2014 Official List of Winners:

Grand Champion: Bangus Festival (Dagupan City, Pangasinan)
1st Runner-Up: Mango Festival (Masinloc, Zambales)
2nd Runner-Up: Guling-Guling Festival (Paoay, Ilocos Norte)
3rd Runner-Up: Corn Festival (Sto. Tomas, Pangasinan)
4th Runner-Up: Pamulinawen Festival (Laoag City, Ilocos Norte)
Best Choreography: Bangus Festival (Dagupan City)
Best in Costume: Corn Festival (Sto. Tomas, Pangasinan)

Congratulations! Photos to follow 😀

One Comment

  1. gela said:

    Niluto niyo naman eh…. Dapat cookfest nalang ang pa contest niyo total dun naman kayo magaling eh…. Dun for sure kayo na ang mananalo…. sana kayo nalang nag perform dun ipapanalo niyo naman pala ang dagupan….. lalo na sa festival queen….. mandaya kayo kung di halata…. kaso obiuos nman ang dapat manalo sa hindi

    April 29, 2015

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