Moors, Christians, Vegans and Jews
Step back in time this weekend to Spain's medieval epoch as Inca puts on its gigantic medieval market on Friday to Sunday. It's all part of one of the town's many fiestas so there's a myriad of things to do, and the good news is that there's no work on any of those days.
Friday is All Saints Day, a national holiday, and most of us (especially now the main holiday season is over) have a work free weekend so there are sure to be large, good natured crowds attending the events in Inca.
Over 100 medieval themed stall-holders from all over Spain will be setting up in the streets in the town centre selling all manner of items that folks in the middle ages would use; herbs, spices, scented candles, cheese, leather goods and other craftily designed products!
Now, as medieval people from the lord of the manor to the humble serfs didn't spend all day shopping, there's entertainment aplenty laid on in the streets with musicians, circus groups, acrobats, tumblers, jugglers, and so on, with the odd display of medieval combat thrown in for good measure.
As you can see from our photos (courtesy of Dijous Bo) there's lots of food from the epoch that the Moors, Jews and Christians all lived happily together in Spain, though quite what most of the them would have made of the roast suckling pig and pork sausages is another matter.
Happily, if you're not carnivorous, you'll be pleased to hear that there's a vegan fair on as part of the main event, taking place in the Plaza de Santa Maria on Sunday from 11 to 19 with workshops, show-cooking and other activities. As you can see I thought about you all by posting a photo of some delicious beans on our slideshow.
The dates and times are
Fri 1/11 – 10 to 23
Sat 2/11 – 10 to 24
Sun 3/11 – 10 to 21