Tuesday 22 Feb 2011
La Fira del Fang XXVII Marratxi
26th Feb until 6th March 2011
La Fira del Fang began in 1984 with the aim to support the potters and craftsmen and to enhance the identity of Marratxí as a traditional region of Mallorca that produced ceramics.
The original idea for the fair came from Homar Bernardí who worked for Marratxi's city council back in the 1980's. He felt that it would be an excellent way to showcase the craft as well as making it a cultural event so that everyone could enjoy it.
During the early years of the fair, the number of exhibitors was only a handful however over the years the fair has grown and now there are approximately 70 artisans who exhibit and sell their work at the fair.
Likewise visitors figures have increased over the years and during the early 1990's it was decided to introduce a fun/educational side to the fair where talks and demonstrations were given allowing visitors to have a greater understanding about the work that was being exhibited.
You will also find live demonstrations from the artisans who are participating in the exhibition as well as performances by the Banda Municipal de Música and traditional Mallorcan dancing (ball de bot).
It is sure to be an interesting day out.