In February it was cancelled because of the weather
Gusts of wind of over 80 kms an hour made it impossible to open the craft fair during the celebrations of San Blas in Pedreguer at the beginning of February. So another date was chosen and most of the participants will have another try on 29, 30 and 31 March. This time the stalls will be set up under cover of the Porches, right in the centre of the village and they hope for better weather than the first time!
Plenty of choice
The fair was first planned as part of the Fiestas de San Blas. Every three years there is a different group of people organizing these fiestas and the current comission “Festes Sant Blai 2017-2019” had decided to include an Amata fair in their programme. This regional craft association makes sure that everything on sale is made by the participants themselves.
As a result you can find original and curious items in the fair, like small furniture made of recycled wood, traditional baskets woven from esparto in the special way they use in Calasparra (Murcia), jewelry made of natural orchids or from glass using a blowtorch (while you watch!) or soft books for the very young.
You can watch a weaver make shawls and vests on her loom, and young and old can make their own bowl or vase on a potter´s wheel. Some twentyfive stalls are expected, each one offering something different, all hand made and guaranteed “made in Spain”.
The fair opens on Friday the 29th of March at 7 pm. On Saturday and Sunday opening times are from 11 am till 9 pm. The stalls stay open at midday. To get an idea of what to expect you can look at photos on www.amata.es, for example at http://www.amata.es/San_Fulgencio_18.html. For more information, also in English, you can ring 639 979 678. Pedreguer lies in the North of the province of Alicante on the N-332 coastal road. Every Sunday morning there is a big car boot sale on the industrial estate of the village.