The Maubanog Festival is a seven day cultural extravaganza that features the town’s colorful history amiable people, tasty cuisine and of course, its locally fermented only-in-Mauban nipa wine! Known for its unique aroma and tangy taste, the nipa wine, popularly known as lambanog, is one of Mauban’s top agricultural produce. Fermented for a number of weeks from nipa leaves, local wine makers from some 20 barangays of Mauban sell their produce locally and yet are looking forward to selling overseas as the present administration ties up with the Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Agriculture to improve its taste and explore a myriad of possibilities. And yes, Maubanin wine makers are looking forward to the annual Maubanog Festival as its number one salesman as its number one salesman, as its number one creator of opportunity for Mauban lambanog to be known internationally!
Past Maubanog festivals included events such the Palabas ng Bayan, a cultural night; Konsyertong Bayan, a street concert party; Kantahang Bayan, an amateur singing competition; Sayawan sa Saya, a street-dancing competition; Bailehan, a Mauban benefit ball and soiree; Parada ng Saya, Mauban Float and Civic Parade and Karera ng Bangka, a boat race competition.
The Maubanog festival is a most anticipated event in Mauban. It’s carnival! It’s the most joyous moment in Mauban! With activities that include a boat race, a street dancing competition, a wine drinking contest, a singing competition, a street party and concert, a benefit ball, an agricultural exhibit, a cultural presenstation, a fireworks display, and a lot more, Maubanog Festival says a mounthful about the people of Mauban and also of Quezon Province: they love to party and party they do! With an estimated 50, 000 local and foreign visitors every Maubanog Festival, this event promises a host of possibilities for those who would want to partake a life that is fun filled and unique!