October is when autumn is in full swing, and each new season always brings with it lots of festivals and events. If you want to visit fairs and festivals in Malaga, it’s an excellent time to visit. There are plenty of single-day and multi-day events that are great fun for all the family. Most are within the first two weeks of October.
In the first weekend of October, you can visit the Torrox Fair, which begins with a parade. The parade features puppets with giant heads before the fair is lit up. This five-day event offers lots of opportunities for enjoying food and drink, as well as entertainment. There’s a daytime fair in the Plaza de la Constitución, plus events at night, including a fireworks display.
The Algatocín Fair is a fun one to experience during the first week of October too. If you’re looking for an event that offers you lots of local food, this is the one that you want. There’s also the chance to experience sports and workshops if you want to try something new. If you live in the area, you also get the pleasure of the municipal band visiting your home on October 4 to play for you in return for drinks and treats.
For those who want a fair with fun fairgrounds, the Fuengirola Fair is the top choice. This event takes place between the 6th and 12th, and also features performances and stands to enjoy. As with any fair, there’s food and drink to enjoy, as well as dancing and other entertainment.
To find out more about the Fuengirola Fair, take a read of our previous article: http://propertyinmijas.com/news/the-fuengirola-horse-festival.
The Nerja Fair starts on the 8th and runs for four days. If you want to see lots of performances and activities, you’re sure to enjoy this event. It includes things like flamenco singing, sports and horseback riding. You might also enjoy them crowning the queen of the festival, as well as Mr and Miss Nerja.
There are a few single-day fairs that you might enjoy in October – but you’ll have to catch them before they’re gone!
The Day of Perota Soup is on October 7th in Álora, and it gives you a chance to grab some free food! The soup is made with fried vegetables, potato and bread. The San Pedro de Alcantara Fair is another one-day festival you can enjoy around the 19th. The night-time fair offers activities, booths, rides and a live concert.
October is also a fantastic time for chestnuts, which you can keep enjoying through autumn and winter. October 28th is the day of the Chestnut Fair in Pujerra, where you can find lots of dishes and other products made with chestnuts.
Halloween is another great day for festivals, so keep your calendar open for October 31st. You can find events in different areas, with things to do for people of all ages. Attending a Halloween event is an excellent way to celebrate this spooky festival and start your November off well too.
There’s plenty for you to do in Malaga this October, so don’t miss out on everything that’s happening.