In the town of Caviahue is held every year the Provintial Piñon Festival, an event designed to spread to the locals and all visitors who want to know the region, landscapes, activities and customs of the people of Caviahue.
The festival started in the 80s with the intention of performing a tribute to the man in the area and its traditions in a cultural event.
The festival have mutated in only a show of riders and rodeo skills to include artistic perfomnaces and promote places like Copahue Provincial Park, mountains, streams, waterfalls, hot springs and forests of the area.
The event is an activity that invites residents and visitors who come to tour the stands in a creole weekend with offer to the tourists visiting the region.
Activities that are developed:
The piñones are the fruit of the Araucaria/Pehuen, old trees growing in the area of Neuquén and Río Negro. The piñon is collected for eating traditional recipes or cooking only. Indigenous communities living in the region use it in their diet and have transmitted this practice to the rest of the population.
The food at these events takes a leading role, especially when it comes to goat on a spit, pies, cakes, chips, pine nuts, mote and many other foods.
Annually it is estimated that about two thousand people visit the festival over the two days of March that is celebrated, usually at the end of month. Locals, neigbors of nearby villages, of neighboring ranches and tourists from home and abroad come to the fest.