Before, Bayawan has dependably been known as the "Rice Granary of Negros South". Her huge fields have seen radiant long periods of productive rice reap. Today, Bayawan City is known as the Agricultural Capital of the region of Negros Oriental. As a rural city, a superior creation yield is constantly foreseen, and the nearness of the "Tawo-Tawo" or scarecrow had dependably been an awesome help to the agriculturists for a very long while. This current rancher's creation others call it creativity has come about to accomplish abundant yield amid reap - for the "Tawo-Tawo" had been known to be a viable extraordinary frighten to drive off the troublesome little winged creatures the locals call "Maya" that feed on the aging brilliant rice grains.
Therefore, the introduction of the "Tawo-Tawo Festival". The Tawo-Tawo had been conceptualized as an off-shoot of the Fiesta islands drift started by the Bayawan Health Club and initiated by Bayawan Habagat Jaycees on 1986, to add more fascination in the Fiesta festivity. From that point forward, a few metro associations alternated supporting this issue until the year 1990 when the LGU of Bayawan had it to be a standard piece of the yearly celebration.
For quite a while now the Tawo-Tawo Festival had drawn blended group. Visitors from different urban areas, areas and regions came in huge numbers to witness the road moving exhibition and field introduction. Every year observed the execution of taking an interest contingents being ad libbed with imaginative advancements. In any case, the scene of rice culture from planting to collecting loaded with the essential characters: ranchers, mayas, scarecrows and carabaos are introduced by the contingents in a masterfully arranged developments synchronizing currently to the beat of the drums and other melodic instruments.