The XXI Fair - Made in the Alpujarra - meets expectations
During the last four days of Easter, the region of the Alpujarra was again popular destination, thanks to the XXI Fair of Tourism, Crafts and Food, Made in the Alpujarra. The fair is annually held in Órgiva city and attract approximately 20,000 visitors. They come not only from the Alpujarras region and the province, but also of many other parts of Spain. The good weather during the four-day fair has also led to the success of affluence.
Nearly fifty stands spread over 1,500 square meters have gathered in the covered pavilion sports complex Rico Chico Órgiva from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday. A magnificent and huge glass case from which showed visitors the best face of the region in tourism, crafts and food materials, and areas devoted to glass, ceramics, crafts, food, wine, leather, clothing and textiles, organic products and tourist information.
The business sector of the Alpujarras, both of Almeria as Granada, has been well represented throughout the stands. Wines from Marques de la Contraviesa of Murtas; Cortijo Puentezuelas the Ecological Winery (Laroles) and Piedras Blancas (Torvizcón); through sweets Tahona of Órgiva Galindo; chocolates Pampaneira Abuela Ili or sweets and nougat Ugíjar; to the Counts of Sastago Orgiva cheeses; the sale of the vest Murtas, the CORTIJUELOS of value, or the Medal of Laujar de Andarax; as well as the many stands dedicated to sausages (El Chorrillo Trevelez, Gracita of Ugíjar and Sausages Alpujarran Laujar de Andarax).
A fair where handmade has become palpable with alpujarreños craftsmen working ceramics as Angel Vera and Rafael Orellana de Órgiva; or those who work the Jarapa such as Hilacar of Bubión. And so to fifty exhibitors at a fair that is also serving for companies seeking new customers and incidentally to showcase their products. As every year, the Orellana award for best booth at the fair this time has gone to the company Ugíjar Sweets and Nougat.
As complementary to the fair activities have developed a series of live workshops ceramic, clay, making rugs, wicker and esparto, among others. In addition, attendees were able to attend the conference and tasting room, where they have tasted some alpujarra products such as oil, wine, honey and organic products. And in order to give also know the local trails to visitors, from the Department of Sports it has been offered for free a circular hiking route that has run through the municipality of Órgiva and with the participation of the Good Friday over 200 people.