During late February or early March is held in Los Menucos the National Slab Stone Festival, in which you can enjoy performances by national and regional artists, election of the national queen of the slab stone and the traditional contest of "abuñadores" (craftsmanship of stone cutting).
Los Menucos with about 6000 inhabitants, is located in the center of the province of Río Negro. The people live mainly by cattle sheep and are also those who work the goat rearing, rheas (Rhea pony) depending the place.
But historically this locality was characterized by working in mining of slab stone and porphyry that is sold in the country and also exported to the world.
The town has a dry climate, arid soil and sparse vegetation. Winter temperatures can reach 30º below zero and summer up to 40 degrees, keeping in mind that the low humidity makes different temperatures.
The 2011 edition of the National Slab Stone Festival was held on 8, 9 and 10 April. There were many local and national artists.
There were also fireworks, the election of the National Queen of the Slab Stone and horse racing.
Local and national artists perform on the festival stage.