The San Pedro de Alcántara Fair, also known as San Pedro Fair, is an annual popular festival held in San Pedro de Alcántara, it will begin this year on Monday, October 16 and will end on Sunday, October 22. This fair usually takes place at the end of October coinciding with the Festival of San Pedro, patron saint of the town. The fair is a major event in the local calendar and is known for its vibrant and festive atmosphere.
This is just some of what you can expect from a trip to the San Pedro de Alcántara Fair:
- Opening ceremony: The fair usually begins with an opening ceremony, which often includes a fireworks display. This is a time of great excitement and anticipation.
- Fairgrounds: The fair is usually held in a designated area with rides, amusement rides, and food stalls. This area is cheerfully decorated and illuminated at night.
- Music and dance: Traditional Andalusian music, including flamenco, plays a central role in the fair. Visitors can enjoy live performances of flamenco music and dance. There are often stages prepared for these performances.
- Traditional clothes: It is common for attendees to dress in traditional Spanish and Andalusian clothing, such as flamenco dresses and suits for women and short suits for men.
- Horse parades: Horseback riding and equestrian events are an integral part of the fair. You will be able to witness colorful horse parades and equestrian exhibitions.
- Processions: During the fair, religious processions dedicated to Saint Peter can be held, with statues, religious icons and participants in traditional attire.
- Food and drink: You can enjoy a variety of traditional Spanish and Andalusian dishes at the food stalls, as well as local wines and drinks.
- Activities for families: The fair is a family event with attractions for children, such as carousels and games.
- Fireworks: The fair usually concludes with a grand fireworks display, creating a spectacular and memorable finale.
The San Pedro de Alcántara Fair is an excellent opportunity to experience Spanish culture, music and traditions in a festive atmosphere. If you plan to attend this fair, it is advisable to check the specific dates and the program of events for the year you intend to visit, as the details may vary from year to year.