26th Annual Craft Fair in Antigua 9 - 12 May 2013

Started by Captain Sensible, May 02, 2013, 10:32:26 AM

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Captain Sensible

The annual Craft Fair in Antigua - 15 km inland from Caleta, attracts exhibitors from all over the Canary islands, and will have around 200 exhibitors.  Saturday and Sunday are the most popular days for visitors.  It's held at the Recento Ferial on the east side of Antigua.  Free admission. Parking is in the nearby streets.
The programme of events is:
Thursday 9th May
09.00 Preparation of stands.
14.30 Arrival & Welcome of all the local handicraft
makers in the Bar-Restaurant.
19.00 Official Opening of the Islands 26th Annual
Craft Fair.
• Performance by Pájara Municipal Band
'Brass Ensemble'.
• Tour of the Craft Fair.
21.00 End of day´s events.

Friday 10th May

10.00 Opening of Craft Fair.

10.15 Visits from various Schools from all over the
• Watch live demonstrations from the local
handicraft makers to see their skills.

18.00 Performance by children from the School
of Music 'Silvestre Ramírez'

20.00 Traditional Folklore Performances – Local
Folklore Group 'Mafasca'

21.00 End of the day's events

Saturday 11th May

10.00 Opening of Craft Fair.

10.00 An Exhibtion by all the Lucha Canaria Clubs from Fuerteventura inc. Childrens
categories, Morro Jable, Tarajalejo, Gran Tarajal, Tuineje, Antigua, Matorral, Puerto del Rosario, Casillas del Ángel, Tetir y Lajares.
Place: Ring Antigua (Terrero Lucha de Antigua).

11.00 Traditional Folklore Performances.
• Local Folklore Group 'Sebada' of Morro Jable.
• Local Folklore Group of Antigua the Culture Association 'Monte Janana'.
• Local Folklore Group Culture Association 'El Campillo'

19.00 Performance by Popular Music Group 'Timbeque'.
This group made its first public performances in Gran Tarajal back in 2010. The style of popular music is related with different popular Latin American Countries & mixed with Canarian Folk Music. During this performance they will also present
the award for the best decorated stand of 18:00 horas

20.00 Lucha Canaria. Place: Wrestling Ring Antigua

21.00 End of the day's events.

Sunday 12th May

10.00 Opening of Craft Fair.

12.00 Concert.
Young Singers of Tenerife (Los Jóvenes Cantadores).
Since 2008, when their career began, the Young Singers have had much success making them one of the most prominent young groups on the island. They have filled public
areas to standing ovations. Young Singers have a unique form that has changed music
made here in the islands. Evolution, tradition,freshness and elegance blend together to create an unprecedented group.

12.15 Award Ceremony for the Islands Craft Fair 2013 Winner, María Teresa Alberto Cabrera, Handicraft Weaver & Lace Expert
Followed by, Prize draw to win 'Vouchers to spend in the Craft Fair'.

18.00 Closing Ceremony of the 26th Annual Craft Fair.
Concert of all the islands best Local Folklore Groups.
• Group of Senior Citizens of Gran Tarajal.
• Group of Senior Citizens of Antigua.
• Local Folklore Group ' La Herradura Majorera'
• Local Folklore Groups 'Arco Iris' & Group of Senior Citizens of Morro Jable & La Lajita.
• Group of Senior Citizens of Puerto del Rosario

Kat Nuts

Thanks Captain  ;D

The lists of events occurring over the days looks very interesting.

Think I may go on the Saturday  8)