Market, music, tapas, gastronomy, horses, scooters and entertainment
It's the 31st Andratx Fair this weekend. Originally an agricultural showpiece when it started in 1984, the fair still maintains its rural origins but has become much, much more.
Market stall-holders will be selling all manner of artisan and ecological products and there will also be a large section dedicated to farm animals at the core of the fair's events with around 200 marketeers and exhibitors in total. However with around 30 to 40 thousand people expected over the two days there's lots of side activities to keep the crowds occupied.
Starting on Saturday 11th April, the fair takes place in the town centre of Andratx (the inland town, not the popular resort of Puerto Andratx) and has an official start at 10:30. All throughout the day there will be folk music and dancing, impromptu 'circus' performances, kids' workshops, and microtheatre. Special performances to look out for are the equestrian displays at 12:00 and 19:00, whilst for those of us who may feel a little peckish the 4th Gastronomy Show at 13:00 onwards and the 8th Tapa Run at 21:00 onwards should cure our hunger! The day all finishes with live music from The Pikos Pardos at 23:00.
It's an early start on Sunday 12th April, when the artisan market, second hand market and agricultural show open at 09:00. As well as sheep, goats, hens and other farm animals, you'll also be able to see a host of gleaming vintage vehicles on display courtesy of the local scooter and car clubs. And if all that isn't enough, there's a rockadrome climbing wall available for scaling vertiginous cliff faces – ropes and safety harnesses supplied!
If you're in the area, join the crowds and enjoy the weekend.