All Saints Fair Cocentaina

Touted as the oldest continuous fair in Europe dating back to 1346 the Fira de Tot Sants in Cocentaina is something you do not want to miss. Attracting upwards of half a million visitors each year the fair has vendors from all over Spain selling artisan crafts and foods.

Originally a local agricultural and livestock market during the Middle Ages, the fair has now become an important showcase for traditional activities in the countryside, crafts and agricultural machinery.

As well as all the goods for sale that line the main road, the market square turns into a large outdoor food court where you can get anything from paella to suckling pig.

The streets of Cocentaina are decked out with flags and banners and have bands of wandering minstrels parading around with their flutes, lutes and drums.

The fair always takes place the end of October through the beginning of November and lasts either four or five days depending on which day of the week is All Saints Day, November 1st.