Medieval Fairs, Markets & Events 2016

Medieval Fairs and Markets take place across Spain throughout the year, many in towns with a strong medieval connection. As well as stalls selling traditional medieval fare ( cheese, sausages, wine, honey etc.) staffed by stall holders in medieval dress, you can also enjoy traditional entertainment like jugglers, musicians and puppeteers, not to mention archery and jousting tournaments. Some towns also stage re-enactments of historical battles between the Moorish and Christian armies.

Last Updated 31-December-2015

The dates shown below are approximate and are based on previous years. Please check the websites linked to where you can find more information including exact dates for 2016.

Date Place Comments Programme
(external link)
January Valverde de Jucar (Cuenca) Medieval festival "Moros y Cristianos" (Moors and Christians) Programme
January Orihuela (Alicante) One of the biggest medieval fairs in Spain with more than 350 stalls. Programme
February Teruel (Valencia) Medieval festival "La boda de Isabel Segura" Medieval market and activities related to the story of the Lovers of Teruel Programme
February Manresa (Barcelona) La fira de l'aixada – Medieval market, processions, music, dancing, and other activities Programme
April Badalona (Barcelona) Medieval fair of St. George - "Festa Medieval de Sant Jordi" Theatre , dance, activities, food and children's workshops Programme
April Santa Maria de Besora Medieval market
April Cubelles Medieval Fair- Market, theatre, crafts and activities Programme
April Hostalrich (Girona) Medieval market, food, workshops, dance, falconry and other activities Programme
April Los Alcázares (Murcia) "Berber Landings" and Medieval market, parades, music and entertainment
April Oropesa (Toledo) Medieval market, theatre, processions and tournament Programme
April Montblanc (Tarragona) Medieval Week - St. Georges day celebrations Programme
May Alcoy (Alicante) "Fiestas de Moros y Cristianos"Several events are staged throughout April Programme
May Ibiza (Ibiza) Medieval market Programme
May Capdepera (Palma de Majorca) Medieval market, jugglers, parades, fireworks, music etc. Programme
June La Seu d'Urgell Medieval Fayre
June Alicante Medieval Fair - More than 160 stands displaying traditional crafts of the era Programme
June Briones (La Rioja) Medieval market, artisans, sword fighting displays, medieval food and firework display Programme
July Benalmadena (Malaga) Medieval Market
July Hita (Guadalajara) Medieval Fair (Market, Handicrafts, Jousting, Theatre, Music, Archery, Medieval costume competition,Guided tours of the old town etc.) Programme
July 2014 (TBC) Trasmoz (Zaragoza) Fair of witchcraft, magic and potions.
Includes a medieval fair and witch hunt.
July Covarrubias (Burgos) Cherry Fair and Medieval market. Programme
July Zalmea La Real (Huelva) Medieval fair "Journadas Medievales" Programme
July Sepulveda (Segovia) Medieval market "Feria de los Fueros"
July Alhama de Granada (Granada) Medieval market Programme
July Sant Joan de les Abedesses (Ripoll) Medieval market "Mercat del Comte Arnau" Programme
August Consuegra (Toledo) Battle Re-enactment - Recreating the battle betweeen the Almoravids and the Spanish troops of King Alfonso VI which took place in 1097 Programme
August Olite Medieval market
August Ribadavia (Oruense) "Festa da Historia",Festival of History - The whole village dresses up and steps back in time to the middle ages, Visitors must exchange their money for Marevedies (medieval money) Programme
August Alicante Moors and Christians Fair - Celebrations including Fireworks in the "Barrio de Jose Antonio"
August Arnedo (La Rioja) Medieval Market "Mercado Medieval del Kan de Vico" Programme
September Besalú (Girona) Medieval fair, spectacles, workshops,talks and guided tours Programme
September Calafell Medieval Market of Calafell, medieval tournament, dancing, spectacles etc.
September Avila (Avila) "Journadas Medievales" - Medieval fair, Procesions, Concerts and Activities Programme
September Artasona (Huesca) "Encuentro Medieval" Medieval Encounter - Medieval market, displays and workshops
September Barcelona Medieval Fair of "Creu Coberta"
Nearest Metro "Plaça Espanya"
October Peratallada (Catalonia) Medieval Fayre - Medieval games, Spectacles, Music and Medieval Market Programme
October Teruel (Valencia) "La Partida de Diego" Renactment of Diego Marcilla's departure from Teruel in 1212 A.D. Programme
October Elxe (Alicante) Medieval Festival - Concerts, Spectacles, Music and Medieval Market
November Talavera de la Reina (Toledo) The medieval Market of St Jeronimo takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Programme
November Malaga Medieval Market - Traditional medieval food and handicrafts
November Súria (Barcelona) Medieval Trades Fair - "La Fira Medieval d’Oficis" Stalls, music, handicrafts, workshops and torchlight procession. Programme
November Lloret de Mar Medieval Fayre, theatre, music, jugglers games and medieval market.
December Vic (Barcelona) Medieval market Programme

Participants in the Medieval Fair of Manresa 201 taking a well deserved break. Manresa, Catalonia, Spain

Please Note: Most of the links on this page are to other sites over which we have no control, generally the websites of the individual event organisers. Many of the programmes are .pdf files and require Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar software to view.

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