Fuengirola Fair and Pilgrimage in October 2019 – Fair programme

In early October the popular Fair of Fuengirola arrives; just a few days after the Pilgrimage in honour of the Virgin of the Rosary, which is why it is also known as the Rosary Fair (Feria del Rosario)

In 2019 the pilgrimage takes place on 29 September and the Fair is from 6th to 12 th of October.

Although the fairground is the main venue for the Fuengirola Fair, the Plaza de la Constitución and its surroundings are bustling with people celebrating these special days. (Map)


Horse day in Fuengirola

As every year and before the Fair, there are equestrian shows, performances and awards ceremonies.

Saturday 21 September

The day begins with a concentration of horse-drawn carriages at the Plaza de España at midday.

  • 12.30 pm – Carriage ride from Condes de San Isidro Avenue.
  • 12.30 pm – Performance by the dance academy at Plaza de la Constitucion.
  • 1.00 pm – Equestrian show at Plaza Reyes Católicos.
  • 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm – Dance performance with subsequent equestrian show at Plaza de la Constitución.
  •  2.00 to 2.30 pm – Dance performance and awarding of trophies to the participants in the exhibition of carriages at the Plaza de los Reyes Católicos. Later there is an equestrian show in the same square.
  •  3.00 to 4.00 pm – Dance academy performance in Plaza de la Constitución and subsequent equestrian show.
  • 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm – Dance performance, parade of amazons and equestrian show at the Plaza de los Reyes Católicos.
  • 4.30 pm to 5.00 pm – Performance by the municipal dance group and equestrian show at the Plaza de la Constitución.
  • 5.15 pm to 7.00 pm – Completion of the Amazon walk, dress competition and trophy award. The winning Amazon will be next year’s face of the event.

Fuengirola Pilgrimage

The Fuengirola pilgrimage begins on 29 September at 10.30 am at Plaza de la Constitución and will feature the typical carriages, horses and vehicles decorated for the event.

At 9.30 am on the same day there will be a service in the Church located at the Plaza de la Constitución with the performance of the Choir of the Brotherhood of El Rocío of Fuengirola.

Fuengirola Fair

Let’s see the activities of the Fair during the following days:

Sunday 6 October

The Fuengirola Fair begins on the night of Sunday 6th October at 9.30 pm with an official opening.

Night Fair in Fuengirola

Monday 7 October

Monday begins with a mass in honour of the patron saint of Fuengirola, the Virgen del Rosario. It will be in the Plaza de la Constitución from 10.00 am and there will be a subsequent procession that will end at 2.45 pm. The itinerary passes by Condes de San Isidro Avenue, Marconi Street, Palangreros Street, Larga Street, España Street and Plaza de la Constitución.

  • 12.45 – Incorporation of horsemen to the procession in calle Palangreros.
  • 14.45 – Planned end time.

Night Fair

  • 9 pm – The night Fair in Fuengirola is celebrated with a large fireworks on the hill of Fuengirola that will be visible from the Fairgrounds at 9 pm.
  • 10.30 pm – Concert by Maria Villalon in the Palacio de la Paz auditorium.
    *Advance ticket sale at Corte Inglés Mall.

Tuesday 9 October: Children’s Day

Tuesday is Children’s Day so children’s attractions are half price at the Fairgrounds. If you want cheaper price for attractions, this is your day.

Día del niño
If you are planning to take children, Children’s Day is the best way to save money. Mine had a great time on the merry-go-round.
  • 6 pm and 8 pm– Children’s party with Pica Pica animation group.

This children’s festival requires an invitation that must be picked up at the Town Hall on Monday 30 September or Tuesday 1 October. The timetable is from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Wednesday 9 October

  • 10.30 pm – Flamenco festival in the Palacio de la Paz auditorium.
    *Advance ticket sale at Corte Ingles mall.

Thursday 10 October

  • 10.30 pm – Performance by Iván Ferreiro in the Palacio de la Paz.
    *Advance ticket sale at Corte Ingles mall.

Friday 12 October

  • 10.30 pm – Virginia Gómez. in the Palacio de la Paz auditorium.
    *Advance ticket sale at Corte Ingles mall.

Fuengirola Fair women

Saturday 12 October – Last day of the Fair

Saturday begins with a Mass in the Parish of Ntra.Sra. Del Carmen in Calle María Josefa Larrucea at 11 am.

10.30 pm – Performance by Diana Navarro in the Palacio de la Paz.
*Advance ticket sale at Corte Ingles mall.

* Buy tickets for Fair Concerts and Shows

If you want to attend any of the concerts that take place during the days of the Fair in Fuengirola; tickets sales in the Corte Ingles mall, online and at the entrance of the auditorium if there are still available.

The performances are held at the Palacio de la Paz (Map).

  • Price: 6.4 or 11.4 euros, depending on whether it is an executive seat or a chair.
  • Place: Corte Inglés Mall, online and at auditorium.

*Other years tickets have been purchased at the House of Culture. There is no information on the El Corte Inglés website, so you may have to go to the shopping centre. (Map)

Buy tickets online: https://www.entradas.fuengirola.es/janto/

Other activities during the Fair in Fuengirola

Every day there will also be performances in the Seniors’ Booth with guest artists and dance performances.

Fair attractions at night

Shows, orchestra, performances and other events at the Senior Citizens’ Booth:

  • Sunday 6 at 10 pm
  • Monday 7 from 5 pm to 11 pm
  • Tuesday 8 from 5 pm to 10.30 pm
  • Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 from 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Friday 11 from 5 pm to 11.30 pm
  • Saturday 12 from 5 pm to 9.30 pm

More information and how to get there

You can download the official programme in Spanish and English from the official website when available here.

To get there you can take a look at the map below:

It is in front of the Boliches train stop of the commuter train, the penultimate stop if you are going towards Fuengirola.

If you need a means of transport, I can personally recommend malagatransfer.co.uk, I have used it in the past and had a good experience. If you prefer you can take a look at other private taxi companies in Malaga.

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11 thoughts on “Fuengirola Fair and Pilgrimage in October 2019 – Fair programme”

    1. Hi Patricia, it should be…but it is in October, so we will know dates and conditions as the date is getting closer.

      1. Thank you, I wanted to know so that I could book my flights and accommodation

  1. Hi,

    Is the fairground open every evening for children?what time is it open on Wednesday please?

    Can you buy tickets at the venue for the rides?

    Many thanks

    1. Hi Charlotte,
      Yes the fairground is open every night for children and the tickets for the rides are available at the same ride. You will see the stand and the queue.
      Have fun! 🙂

    1. Hello Maria,
      The fair is free, you only have to pay for the live concerts in the auditorium if attending to any of them.

  2. My wife and I loved Fuengirola. We visited 11 times over 20 years. The last few years we visited in October to experience the festival and fair, starting with the open air Mass, The carriage display at the Bull Ring and the horses at the fairground. We also visited the fairground at night such a great atmosphere.
    I am now on my own but did visit last year in August staying at Florida Spa. Look forward to another visit possibly for my 80th birthday with all the family in 2021

    1. Thank you very much for sharing David!Those are many years visiting Fuengirola, and many memories. I hope you to visit us again in your 80th birthday 🙂

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