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Órgiva: Feria y Fiestas 2018

[Note: this event has ended.]

Judging by the preparations, Órgiva’s annual knees-up, which starts this Thursday 27 September, is the biggest for quite a while. The top of town – from the municipal car park near Baraka to the Plaza Cultural – is full of play rides, performance stages, bunting and more.

So, what’s in store this year? Answer: pretty much the same as every year. Here are some highlights.

Thursday 27 September

12pm – every day: Lorca photograpy exhibition: Old Town Hall

5pm – Chess and Briscola tournament: Casa de la Juventud

7pm – Circo Nicole & Martin, see their website here, family fun with music, storytelling and more (10€ adults, 6€ kids): at the ‘big white tent’ at the top of town

9.30pm – Concert by La Asociación Musical Exoche (see here) followed by some free grub of the area: Plaza Alpujarra

10.30pm – Concert by Gin Tonic: in front of the church

11.30pm – Music from the 70s, 80s and 90s: Plaza de las Culturas

Friday 28 September

12pm – Paintings for Peace, ‘Unity in Diversity’: Old Town Hall

12pm – Bouncy castles and games for kids: Plaza Alpujarra

12pm – ‘Day of the Bicycle’ – turn up with your bike and register at Plaza Alpujarra before setting off around town a while later

1pm – Kids’ football skills competition: Plaza Alpujarra

2pm – Concert by Arrímate Ar Queré (see here): in front of the church

2pm – Colourful floats trundle around the town

2.30pm – Enjoy a free plate of paella: next to church

5pm – Flamenco dress competition (first prize is a lump of meat and bottle of wine): in front of the church – vegan and teetotal entrants keep away…

7pm – Circo Nicole & Martin, see their website here, family fun with music, storytelling and more (10€ adults, 6 kids): at the ‘big white tent’ at the top of town

9pm onwards – More bands playing in front of the church

2am – Chocolate and buns! (shouldn’t everyone be in bed?): La Caseta Municipal, which we think is at the top of town

Saturday 29 September

1pm – Horse Ribbon Race: Sports Centre by Rio Chico

2pm – Traditional Spanish music and dancing: in front of the church

2pm – Tuck into some fried eggs and garlic: Plaza Alpujarra

3pm – Enjoy dancing some rumba, salsa and more: Plaza Alpujarra

5pm – Kids’ activities: films, dancing, theatre and more throughout the town – plus snacks in Plaza Alpujarra

7pm – Circo Nicole & Martin, see their website here, family fun with music, storytelling and more (10€ adults, 6 kids): at the ‘big white tent’ at the top of town

9pm – Concert by Arrímate Ar Queré (see here): in front of the church

10pm – Orquesta el Norte: pop ‘n rock at the top of town

12am – Music duo Andy y Lucas (see here) at the top of town

Sunday 30 September

11.30am – Circo Nicole & Martin, see their website here, family fun with music, storytelling and more (10€ adults, 6 kids): at the ‘big white tent’ at the top of town

12pm – Bouncy castles and games for kids: Plaza Alpujarra

1pm –  Music with Flamenco Fusión: in front of the church

1pm – International Migas Competition: Río Chico (where the rastro is)

1.30pm – Goodbye to this year’s fiesta in Plaza Alpujarra, music, dancing and food

© Adriana Rodríguez Fernández

[Note: This is just a guide offered in good faith; dates and times may vary and we may even have gots things wrong – but have fun!]

Related posts:

Guide to Órgiva

Órgiva’s 2018 promo film

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