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Málaga Food News : Events - Upcoming Food Festivals in the Málaga Province

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Over the coming months there are many food festivals taking place in the Province.

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Between now and the end of November there are a number of festivals taking place in the Province of Málaga. So if you fancy a day out and enjoy embracing the Spanish culture, here are some dates for you diary.

6th October 2018 - Perotas Soup Day in Álora

This will be the 15th Perotas Soup Day in Álora and one of the most important dates on the gastronomic calendar of Málaga province. Visitors will be served the traditional Álora soup, accompanied with other typical products such as olives, cucumber, oranges, rustic bread and wine. There will also be performances by traditional folk groups, as well as flamenco music and dancing.

12th - 14th October 2018 - Pizarra Tapas Festival

Pizarra celebrates its Tapas trail every October, during the event you will be able to taste tapas which have been specially made by the main bars and restaurants. During the course of the festival you can follow a ‘trail map’ on which you collect a stamp from each participating establishment and are entered into a draw for various prizes and gifts.

27th - 28th October 2018 - Chestnut & Wine Festival in Yunquera

On the last weekend in October, Yunquera holds a festival celebrating chestnuts and wine which is still made in the traditional way. This year is the 9th edition of this festival where you can try free tastings of roasted chestnuts, wine and a local chick pea stew know as malcocinao. There will also be a craft and farmers’ market for you to enjoy, alongside sightseeing tours and various performances which will liven up the weekend

4th November 2018 - Ojén Chestnut Festival

This is the 26th “Big Chestnut Roast” in Ojén in Málaga Province, a day on which the smell of roasting chestnuts fills the village square. From the early hours, people of all ages gather around the place where the chestnuts are being roasted, to get themselves a paper cornet full of chestnuts. Over the years new elements have been added to this tradition such as village games and local fine food.

10th November - Parauta Rabbit Festival

On the second Saturday in November Parauta holds a festival in honour of rabbit meat, which was fundamental in the past for the survival of the local population. Why not visit and try rabbit paella whilst listening to the Flamenco-style songs.

24th November 2018 - Wine Must Festival

The 33rd Fiesta del Mosto, a celebration that was started in honour of the winemaking trade in Atajate, Málaga. On the day, thousands of litres of must from different grape varieties are given out free of charge to local residents and visitors. This festival is held on the first Saturday in November, a date chosen due to the period of time required for processing the must. From the grape harvest through to trampling and pressing the grapes. This exquisite liquid has to spend 40 days fermenting in the barrel.

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