Friday, August 30, 2019

Pinolere Crafts Fair 2019, Day of Traditions and Romería of San Isidro in La Victoria de Acentejo, more fiestas, plus Bavarian Week and Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz

34th Pinolere Crafts Fair

The biggest event of this weekend, on 30 and 31 August and 1 September is the Feria de Artesanía de Pinolere 2019 (Pinolere Crafts Fair 2019), this year into it's 34th annual edition. This three day event takes place at the Pinolere Ethnographic Museum and Park (Calle Alzados Guanches, s/n, 38310 Pinolere, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain), organized by the Pinolere Cultural Association in collaboration with the Canary Islands Government, Tenerife Island Council and the City Council of La Orotava.

This edition of the fair, which is entitled “!!OOH¡¡ LOS CUCHILLOS CANARIOS”  is dedicated to traditional Canarian knives - called naife from the English word knife - will have the participation of more than 200 artisans and craftsmen of the islands.

Free buses are available to take you to the fair. The buses depart on the hour from Avenida Sor Soledad, 20, in La Orotava, and return on the half hour from the Park.

Tickets, which can be purchased at the fair, are 2.50 euros for adults and 1.50 for children over eight years old and organized groups. Open daily 10:00 to 21:00.

Among the many activities that the fair offers, there is an exhibition "THE POPULAR DRESS of Tenerife in the 20th century", tasting of the CIDER of the municipality of El Sauzal, live workshops and numerous musical performances.

Program (in Spanish): 34ª edición de la Feria de Artesanía de Pinolere 2019

Fiestas de La Victoria de Acentejo

On Saturday 31 August 2019 is the Romería in Honour of San Isidro – part of the Fiestas Patronales en honor de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación - in La Victoria de Acentejo. The day begins at 10:00 am with a DÍA DE LAS TRADICIONES CANARIAS (Day of Canarian Traditions) with various sports and traditions on show. Then the Romería begins at 17:00 hrs with carts, folk groups and pilgrims who will make the usual route to El Calvario. There is mass at 20:00, followed by traditional dancing and a disco.

Video: Romería en Honor San Isidro Labrador La Victoria de Acentejo 2018

Also taking place this weekend, there are:

Oktoberfest 2019 Puerto de la Cruz

Finally, Puerto de la Cruz, between 26 August and 1 September, is celebrating its 46th annual  Semana Bávara (Bavarian Week) and Oktoberfest in the Plaza de Europa on 30 and 31 August and 1 September. (Yes, we know it's not October / Octubre!)

The Honorary Consul of Germany in Tenerife, Ángel Hernández, referred to the Bavarian-Oktoberfest Week in Puerto de la Cruz as “an unique celebration with its own identity and not just a beer festival". This event, which has taken place since 1973, is the result of the relationship between the German people and the tourist destination.