All's fair in On­dara

Costa Levante News - - FRONT PAGE -

By Saman­tha Kett A FAIR to end all fairs – and that's pretty much how it trans­lates – means On­dara is on the move for the next three week­ends, keep­ing the fes­ti­val spirit alive as the nights draw in and the bright­ness of Christ­mas still seems far away.

The Fira de Fires gets off the ground this Satur­day and Sun­day (Novem­ber 10 and 11) with a dog show, a stun­ning ex­hi­bi­tion of the Ma­rina Alta's most beau­ti­ful coun­try­side, and the open­ing of the food fair and fair­ground rides which will con­tinue for the next two week­ends left this month.

Me­di­ae­val mar­kets need lit­tle in­tro­duc­tion and are al­ways an ex­cel­lent choice for a fun day out – art, craft and tra­di­tional food stalls where you can pick up unique, hand­made ac­ces­sories, house­hold dec­o­ra­tive items and Christ- mas gifts line the streets, with traders in typ­i­cal Arab-style mer­chant dress to bring Spain in the Mid­dle Ages back to life. Moroc­can and Al­ge­rian tea tents, sell­ing de­li­cious, re­fresh­ing mint in­fu­sions in or­nate glasses and tra­di­tional cakes from the Maghrib, along with birds of prey dis­plays, Me­di­ae­val-style live en­ter­tain­ment, craft work­shops and demon­stra­tions, mu­sic and fenc­ing will pack out the Avenida Gen­eral Bosch, the Plaza Vi­cent An­drés Estel­lés, and the streets be­tween the bull­ring and the Plaza del Prado over Novem­ber 17 and 18.

Also that week­end, a trade fair and shop­ping fes­ti­val will spread out across the El Prado square as 31 re­tail­ers and busi­nesses bring their premises into the open air: ev­ery­thing from hair­dressers' to paint shops, mo­tor­bikes to fur­ni­ture, travel agen­cies to op­ti­cians, plus adults' and chil­dren's cloth­ing and shoes can be vis­ited in one hit.

A morn­ing mo­tor­bike rally and ex­hi­bi­tion, food-tast­ing where you can try out an eclec­tic ar­ray of lo­cal dishes, and a clas­sic car show round off the month's fes­tiv­i­ties over the week­end of Novem­ber 24 and 25.

Fair­ground ride ticket prices are slashed to just €1.50 each on the next two Wed­nes­days, Novem­ber 14 and 21.

Stalls are open from 10.30 each week­end, un­til 21.00 on Satur­days and 20.30 on Sun­days, clos­ing for lunch from 14.30 to 16.30.

Pre­vi­ous year's 'Fira de Fires'

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