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From the dusk to the dawn, for 5 consecutive nights around the 15th of August.
Come and join the locals in the summer fair madness when people don't work, don't sleep, and don't worry.
Various bands liven up the athmosphere, there is music, dancing, discotheques, bars, stalls and eateries, souvenirs and merry-go- rounds, there are people, horses, donkies mingling in a melee of the various music styles coming from various stalls.
Voting of the Flamenco Queen, Most handsome Grandmother and the Foreigner of the year happen on the last night of the fair.
The August fair in Almogia is held in the honour of Our Lady of Assumption and it is the principal celebration of the district.
Other fairs of Almogia are celebrated as follows -
- Los Moras - 2nd week of June
- Barranco del Sol - last week of June
- Arroyo Coche - first week of July
- Monterroso - last week of July
- Los Nunez - last week of August
Dress Code: If you fancy, you can buy a gypsy or flamenco costume and join the partying into the wee hours blending in with the dressed up locals.
Alternatively, wear what you want and enjoy yourself nevertheless.
August in Almogia is a sticky hot affair, so when getteing dressed - think heat, think summer and think mosquitos!
Written Mar 29, 2005
Address: Almogia fair ground
lots shops and bakers open till late at night, tobaconist at top of village for all fags and even some small gifts, many shops look like someones front room but just walk in and they will be pleased to see you.
Written Oct 11, 2002
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sturdy walking shoes are a must if you want to walk to and from the village, it is practically built on a vertical hill.
Think of boots again, if you want to horseride, as I have seen tourists riding in flip-flops, not the best gear to ride in!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito repellent is a must.
The midges are teeny and make no noise, but give nasty bites.
Written May 12, 2005
The highlight of the year, very impressive parades that take place late at night on the thursday and friday before easter, crowds arrive from Malaga early and parking can be a problem. Also fair with good live bands in middle of August, area also known for its Verdiales music.
Written Feb 25, 2003
Favorite thing: If you are planning to visit Spain, particularly Andalucia, don't overlook this jewel in the mountains of Malaga.
It's location is perfect, just half an hour from all the bustle and traffic and rush and hectic madness of the Costa del Sol, yet it is so slow paced and pleasantly forgotten in its own way of local life.
Forget the tourist hordes and *rip-me-off* souvenir shops.
This is real Spain. By visiting and living the slow paced reality, you will return to wherever you have come from, refreshed and revitalised.
Updated Mar 27, 2005