Noche del Vino (Night of the Wine), Competa, Spain
Competa's famous wine festival. It is always held on the 15th August. It is a local celebration in Competa of the start of the crushing of the grapes season. During August you will find plenty of grapes to eat at Villa Andalucia. About midday you can see some of the locals carrying the basket of grapes on their heads and the local band playing music whilst they walk to Plaza Vendimia, where they put on a display of crushing the grapes by foot to their local songs.
There is free Vino flowing all day long and also free migas (garlic and breadcrumb fried up in huge paella dish). The local children are dressed in their flamenco gear and put a show on in the same square, also one the local groups will do a few acts as well. There is also a street market where you can buy local goods.
This event was kindly submitted by Phil and Helen, Property 2403, Rural B&B and Apartment Competa, Andalucia, Spain
One of the highlights of the year and popular with both Spanish and Tourists. Procession of musicians and Grape Pressers, all in traditional dress, starts at 1.30pm. The whole of the village congregate in the Plaza de Vendimia to watch the grapes being pressed in the traditional way, the result of which is the famous Competa Wine which is free and on tap all day. Festivities go on until the early hours of the morning. Not to be missed!
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