All the Fun of the Feria

All the fun of the fair

Last October we enjoyed our annual feria in San Pedro and it was a fun week of family-friendly activities including flamenco music, street parades, and lots of traditional Spanish food and drink.  

Most towns and cities will host an annual street fair or feria to honour their patron saint.  In San Pedro de Alcantara, in Andalucia, our feria is held every year in the third week of October.   A festive time for the whole family,  the town dresses itself up with lights and fireworks and everyone is encouraged to join in and have a good time.

San Pedro de Alcantara Spain Feria Oct 2018
San Pedro de Alcantara Andalucia Feria

If you’re a visitor to Spain the feria is a great time to participate in the local culture. Young and old don their finest traditional costumes. Women and children in flamenco style dresses have flowers in their hair and dancie to the tunes of flamenco music.

San Pedro de Alcantara Feria

San Pedro de Alcantara Andalucia Feria [/caption]

The official opening of the San Pedro Feria at the beginning of the week has a fantastic fireworks display.  A street parade brings the Patron Saint Pedro to the people. Activities and games for the children and, exhibitions, senior activities, and street stalls also open throughout the day.

There really is something for everyone.,  In the evening there are fairground rides and playgrounds and street stalls and bars serving local tapas and drinks.

The feria is located in the Recinto Ferial fairground near the boulevard in San Pedro.   You can leisurely stroll around, visit the traditional casetas (white tents) offering all types of entertainment, take part in the many games stalls or take a break to sip some wine and enjoy some tapas.

Highly recommended!