Jorethang is renowned for this famous annual fair that it hosts. Held in January every year, the Maghey Mela is an event celebrated with extreme grandeur and travellers visiting the place during this season of the year will get to enjoy the most. The mela is said to have originated from an agricultural fair held at Jorethang in the year 1955 for the first time. The event which acts a platform to showcase the customs and traditions of the people of Sikkim will include an array of interesting events like cultural programmes, para gliding, river rafting, archery, hot balloon shows, fashion shows, beauty pageants and more. Apart from playing host to an expo selling several interesting products related to Sikkim, it also includes a food fair dedicated to Sikkimese tradition foods.