Bambanti Festival is the official festival of the Province of Isabela. Held annually in the month of January, the award-winning festival has become a key factor in helping to build a cultural identity for the residences of Isabela.
People flock from all corners of Isabela to celebrate their rich agricultural heritage in song-and-dance, and a little friendly competition.
The festival derives its name from the Ilocano word for "scarecrow", and the Bambanti have become the iconic symbol for the farming communities of Isabela. Its meaning is emblematic of the historic ties farmers have with scarecrows and their crops, and represent the diligence and resoluteness of the people of Isabel.
Festivities start on the 23rd of January, culminating in a show-stopping extravaganza on the 28th.
Provincial Capitol Grounds
Ilagan City, Isabela Philippines