Jávea Craft Market - better luck the coming Saturday?

News Spain - February 2015

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Due to the rain and wind that lashed the area last Saturday, the weekly craft fair in Xàbia (or Jávea) had to be cancelled. Because the first two Saturdays worked out so well, the artesans were really eager to set up their stalls, but even though the sun came out, the sudden gusts of strong wind made setting up stalls next to impossible. Let's hope next week the weather will be better!

On the 7th of February a round dozen craft people are expected to come and sell their hand made goods in wood, ceramics, metal, leather, cloth, wool and resin. Toni will come back to show us how the traditional turrón (soft nougat) is made with ingredients that are as simple as they are natural: almonds, sugar, cinnamon and lemon zest. And Kika with her tiny puppet theatre, who was going to come last Saturday, will tell her Historias de la Abuela Ciruela y la Ardilla Pilla this week for children of all ages.

The fair on the Saturday after that coincides with Valentine's Day: what better present for that special person than something made with skill and loving care by one of these crafts people? As Carnival starts that same weekend, one of the artesans will probably spend the whole morning painting children's faces for the ocasion, asking just a small contribution to cover costs.

You find the fair every Saturday (weather permitting!!) from 10am till 2 pm on the square in front of the Post Office (Plaza Marina Alta), at the edge of the beautifull old town centre and with lots of parking space nearby. More information on 639 979 678 (English spoken); you can find a list of participants at http://www.amata.es/Javeasemanal.html and photographs of the stalls and shows at http://www.amata.es/JaveaSat15.html.