The best products of agriculture, handicrafts and livestock of the Southeast region will be exhibited during the Fair, which is held from Friday 15 to Sunday November 17 at Avenida Carlos V in Carrizal, in Ingenio.
In addition to the 150 exhibition stands, there will be many activities such as the Livestock Show during the three days, a Cattle Fair on Sunday, November 17, children’s activities that are combined with the sample of traditional games, there will also be space and time for cooking with products of the Region as well as workshops. All this enlivened by the various parrandas of the Comarca del Sureste and ending each day of the Fair with performances such as La Trova, El Vega, Vocal 7, Urban Awareness, Gofiones and verse Yeray Rodríguez.
In 2019 the Fair will take place in the municipality of Ingenio and specifically on Calle Carlos V in Carrizal.
On Friday 10:00-20:00, on Saturday 10:00-20:00 and on Sunday 10:00-15:00
The Southeast Agriculture, Craft, Livestock and Tourism Fair , under the auspices of the tri-municipal south-east commonwealth community which brings together producers and crafts people from across Ingenio, Agüimes & Santa Lucia for the largest event of its kind showing off primary sector produce and livestock in a ‘county fair’ style event that emphasises sustainability and renewables, and brings together this innovative alliance of communities in the run up to the peak winter season.
The Southeast Fair, the most important of its kind in the Canary Islands, was founded fifteen years ago to support the “primary sector” of the area. More than 100,000 visitors are expected to attend through the course of the weekend.
Not just another fair, this event is an outstanding symbol of unity between the three townhalls of Ingenio, Agüimes and Santa Lucía, who 28 years ago joined forces to form the South East Commonwealth and to fight against their common challenges in a land ravaged by drought, that until quite recently had been known as the “triangle of poverty” on the island. Today these efforts and alliances represent an astounding success story, with continued growth across all three populations, and having innovated far ahead of the rest of Gran Canaria to become the first to produce all of their municipal electricity as well as meet all of their desalinated municipal water needs using wind power. Even if you didn´t know their story, you will have seen their long standing wind farm on the south east of the island which has been producing clean energy and water for them for many, many years and which has become a model for future development among coastal communities across the world, and in particular all the way down the west coast of Africa.