The farming, industry and commerce fair in Son Ferriol stands out because Palma doesn’t really do fairs of this type.
It can depend on one’s definition as to whether the Selva “herbes” are herbs or plants. The main protagonist of the Selva Herbs Fair is myrtle.
Selva's herb fair.
Son Ferriol fair is for all ages.
Sa Pobla Night Potato fair.
The footwear industry in Lloseta began rather humbly at the end of the nineteenth century, but by the 1930s it was the municipality’s principal industry, one of the most important businesses having been Calzados Ordinas.
The potato was introduced to Mallorca via Minorca and it was a Frenchman, Alexandre de Cauterac, who first saw the potential for cultivating potatoes in Sa Pobla.
Lloseta shoe fair is this weekend.
Circo Stromboli to perform at the fair.
The shoemakers of the late nineteenth century were in fact the best paid workers in Mallorca, but even so, they weren’t that well paid.
The Binissalem stone fair, which has been going since 2004, highlights stone work that is characteristic of Binissalem. where the local stone is technically a marble and comes in differing colours from dark blue to light beige. It is predominantly used for flooring, but exhibitors display all manner of products, e.g. sculptures, bowls, tables, and fountains.
The Puigpunyent Ecology Fair will start on Saturday with some batucada drummers making some noise and a night of “eco-tapas”.
The Manacor fairs and fiestas, which span two weekends, start on Friday afternoon with the traditional cossier dancers. Unlike other cossiers, who perform in one place, the Manacor troupe is itinerant. They start at 5pm from C. Sant Rafel and make their way to the town hall.
Palma's Book fair is celebrating 40 years.
Puigpunyent Ecological fair.
Stone fair in Binissalem.
Well, you never know, they may not all be in Catalan (or Spanish), and even if they are, there’s a chance to help with language learning.
The twentieth fair in Mallorca will feature some forty stands, with exhibitors from Spain, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and the US.
The International Disc Fair is a celebration of vinyl, CDs, and pop and rock memorabilia.