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FERIAS & FIESTAS

ENDED: TAKING OF ZAHARA (AGAIN)

ENDED: TAKING OF ZAHARA (AGAIN)

OCTOBER 23-25. Zahara de la Sierra. An historical recreation of a bold and dastardly assault on the erstwhile frontier town of Zahara way back in 1483. Last year’s Toma de la Villa de Zahara event, staged at the cliff face up to the tower, was spectacular, and…

ENDED: BLOOD, LOVE, GRAZALEMA

ENDED: BLOOD, LOVE, GRAZALEMA

OCTOBER 2-4. Few places show such an enthusiastic and vigorous passion for historical re-enactments as the Sierra de Cadiz. Certain selected events have lodged themselves firmly in the region’s psyche and now, with the full involvement of the local population, are replayed year after year in…

FERIA, ARCOS

FERIA, ARCOS

Until October 4. Arcos de la Frontera celebrates one of its most lively times of the year with the Feria de San Miguel, a series of events dedicated to the town’s patron saint. It’s very much geared to families, with two Children’s Days, and…

TIME TRAVEL TARIFA

TIME TRAVEL TARIFA

OCTOBER 17-18. If you are heading to the beach for a spot of kitesurfing and bump into a troop of Napoleonic soldiers don’t worry. At least don’t worry if it happens on these dates. Tarifa travels back in time to 1812 to enthusiastically recreate some…

FERIA DE UBRIQUE

FERIA DE UBRIQUE

Until September 12. A dozen hospitality casetas at the Plaza de las Palmeras, and surrounding streets resplendent with decorative lights, lanterns and bunting, plus local fare, attractions, dancing, four bands playing live a day at the Caseta Municipal, and several chances to see the Natural Orquesta. Hurry over there now…

BORNOS COUNTRY LARKS

BORNOS COUNTRY LARKS

September 9-13. Great chance to see horsemanship, bulls, flamenco, some sevillana dancing, and have a dip in the lake. This is a super-traditional annual event within easy access of all the Sierra de Cadiz destinations that tend to overshadow lovely Bornos. Don’t get there too early…

MOSCATEL REVELRIES

CHIPIONA. Aug 13-16. The 35th annual celebration of Moscatel kicks off with a wine-tasting event on the Thursday night at 10pm in the Plaza de Andalucia (wines from Bodega Cooperativa Católico-Agrícola…