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.
|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||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|
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.