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In Focus: 6 Things We All Love About The UP Fair

In Focus: 6 Things We All Love About The UP Fair


Aside from Valentine's season, mid-February is also that time of the year when the University of the Philippines' Sunken Garden becomes alive, being home to the most anticipated UP Fair, a week-long event that celebrates music and friendship. With happy vibes radiated by excited iskos with their fam, friends and even their special someone at this point in the academic calendar, UP Fair is definitely a memory all of us will always gladly look back on. Here a few of our favorite things about UP Fair:

1. Sunken Garden
UP Diliman is totally blessed with green scenery and being in the center, the Sunken Garden has become a crowd favorite among those who just crave for such sight in the metro. But it’s more than just that–once a year, this field transforms into a concert ground with exciting rides and food stalls, becoming a venue of nights which iskos and whoever they’re with will never forget.

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2. Carnival games and rides
Just like any other school fair, the campus also gets a little extra in time for the UP Fair. With carnival games, a Ferris wheel, a rollercoaster, and inflatables among other attractions, this week-long event is truly the kind of fun that our childlike selves are looking for. Who doesn’t love a night of laughter and entertainment, right?

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3. Food trip
We can all agree that a school event like this would never be complete without food. With the stalls all over the Sunken Garden serving some famous UP munchies and drinks, going inside the fair with an empty stomach is never a problem. Thankfully, UP Fair got us–we’ll come home full not just because of the food, but because of the experience, too!

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4. Mini get-togethers
Having some alone time sounds nice sometimes. But let’s be honest, attending the UP Fair will always be better when we’re with our friends, family, SOs because being together is much more fun in events like this! Yup, this is why the UP Fair becomes a perfect and valid reason to catch up every once in a while–or at least once a year!

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5. Awesome lineup of OPM bands
Another highlight we all love about UP Fair is the awesome lineup of bands every night which is something we all wouldn’t miss for the world. Whether it’s alternative rock, chill acoustic, or whatever genre it is, we’ll surely catch ourselves singing our hearts out as we jam to our fave songs!

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6. Going on a date
Aside from catch-ups, UP Fair is a classic date idea, too! Imagine all the kilig as your favorite band plays your song? But if you don’t have an SO yet, this is also your chance to ask someone you like out on a date. Who knows–this may be the start of something new and special.  It’s def worth a shot! *wink*

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And the list goes on, that's for sure. What other things do you love about UP Fair? Share them on the comments below!

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