The world famous Running of the Bulls in Pamplona Spain looked like so much fun, that we here in New Orleans had to create our own version. San Fermin in Nueva Orleans is an annual festival in New Orleans which features an Encierro, except our bulls are roller derby gals from the Big Easy Rollergirls and members of other roller derby leagues from around the country.
This weekend features several events centered around the actual Encierro, which is Saturday morning at 8am. Here is the route.
This evening the festival begins with El Txupinazo (pronounced el choo-pee-naht-so) from 6-9 at The Chicory. There will be a paella contest (among some of the finest Spanish restaurants in town), drinks, flamenco music and dance, and more. Wear red and white $30.
There are additional festivities on Saturday evening and Sunday…