Malaga is one of the Spanish provinces with more gastronomic festivals

Malaga province has a long tradition of culinary culture which is resulting in more than 30 culinary festivals of declared touristic interest for their color and flavor.

Perota Soup Day

So in the province there is a wide variety of cuisine. It is based on a quality raw material and using the typical products of their municipalities to prepare delicious dishes.


Gastronomic festivals in White Villages

We will review these villages and their unique gastronomic festivals. Their approximate dates can vary slightly each year.

Gastronomic festivals in Sierra de las Nieves

In the Sierra de las Nieves: Día de la Sopa de los Siete Ramales (typical soup of the region) on February 28 in El Burgo.

The Fiesta del Tostón (roasting chestnuts with family and friends) on 1 November in Ojen (Marbella ).

Gastronomic and Orange Day (traditional recipes, orange juice) on 20 March in Istan (Marbella).

Guadalhorce Valley

In Guadalhorce Valley: Día de las Sopas Perotas (typical soup of the region) the first Saturday in October in Alora.

Orange Festival in May in Coin, which markes the end of the harvest of orange and Olive fair in mid-September in Alozaina which marks the beginning of the olive harvest.

Guadalteba area

In the area of Guadalteba: Asparagus Day in late April in Sierra de Yeguas.

Ham Fair on  November 7 in Campillos.

Fiesta de la Matanza (meats) on February 14 in Ardales.

Antequera area

Antequera: The Fiesta de la Zanahoria Morá (a very unique vegetable that is grown only in the Genil area).

December 5 in Cuevas Bajas, the Almond Day.

September 26 in Almogía and the Goat Fair in late September in Casabermeja.

Serrania de Ronda gastronomy

Serrania de Ronda: Feria de la chacina (pork sausage).

December 6 in Benaoján.

Chestnut Festival on November 1 at Pujerra, the place where are probably produced the most chestnuts in Spain.

Food Fair (with typical products) over the last days in February in Benarrabá.

Axarquia gastronomy

Axarquia: Here there are many gastronomic festivals: Día de la Chanfaina (lamb) last Sunday in November in Totalan.

Día de la Morcilla (blood sausage) in late April in Canillas de Aceituno.

Raisin Day the third Sunday of September in El Borge.

Moscatel Grape Day the first Saturday of August in Iznate.

Verdial Oil Day on April 11 in Periana.

Día del Caracol (snail) in Riogordo by the end of May.

Loquat day on the first Sunday in May in Sayalonga.

Country Fair in the second half of April in Benamargosa, highlighting the baticate, an avocado shake.

Other gastronomy festivals in Malaga

Furthermore, there are the Fiesta de las Migas (a tasty dish made with breadcrumbs) the Sunday before Christmas in Torrox.

Feast of vintners on the first Sunday of September in Moclinejo.

Feast of Ajoblanco (a typical delicious cold soup) the first Saturday in September Almáchar.

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Fiesta del Gazpacho (the most popular cold soup in Andalusia) on the first weekend of August in Alfarnatejo.

In Colmenar is outstanding the Grape and Chacina Festival which takes place on Sunday in the second week of December.

Wine Night on August 15 in Competa.

So throughout the whole year you can find in the province of Malaga a town or village that celebrates its typical gastronomic festival. There are usually free samples of food.

It is a great idea to spend the day discovering the villages of Malaga and its surroundings.

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Raúl G.T

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