CLOUDY weather on Sunday did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the crowds that enjoyed all the fun of the Pollensa fair last weekend.
From the official opening ceremony on Friday evening to the close on Monday, thousands flocked to see the many attractions, spend their money and generally have a good time. The craft fair in the Santo Domingo Cloisters was the hub of much activity with craftsmen demonstrating their skills at basketwork and weaving and others showing off hand-made ceramic and glass items. There were finely crafted metal pieces that looked far too delicate to be made of iron, traditionally embroidered table linen, brightly-coloured hand-made puppets and exact replicas of Majorcan houses down to exquisitely formed miniature bath taps and door knobs no toy dolls houses these, they were definitely collectors items! Outside in the Cloister gardens beside a collection of restored antique carts and carriages, there were literally hundreds of poinsettias creating a huge splash of colour, and stalls selling typical Majorcan foodstuffs were doing a roaring trade.
There was something for everyone with children's fairground rides, pop concerts and music from local marching bands.
The animal show on Sunday proved a great attraction and all the trade and environmental displays in different parts of the town added to the general buzz of activity and enjoyment. The fair certainly entailed a lot of hard work for the organisers and participants, but by Monday evening they could all congratulate themselves on having contributed to a very successful fair. This is a good time of year for fairs - this week sees the famous Dijous Bo or Good Thursday fair of Inca, one of the biggest agricultural fairs on the island. And on Sunday, Caimari will be holding its Olive Oil fair.
Later in the month it will be the turn of Llubi and Sa Pobla.