More on the Craft Fair

Hand-made cigars from the Destiladera, a special employment centre for handicapped adults in San Pedro
Hand-made cigars from the Destiladera, a special employment centre for handicapped adults in San Pedro. Tel: 922 438006
Signs etc.  made from driftwood. Palmarte
Signs etc. made from driftwood. Palmarte: Tel 922 464983

The fair is even better than I thought. It turns out that there’s 100 stalls of non-edible craft work, (although some exhibitors have half a stand) and 20 of food and drink. The non-edible stuff includes lots of embroidery, crochet, tatting, leather work, felting, traditional folk dress, wooden boxes and bowls, notebooks and photo albums made of banana paper, paper and glass beads, wrought iron work, several very different styles of ceramics, painted glass and cigars.

Wrought iron work by Luis Diaz.
Wrought iron work by Luis Diaz. Tel: 609123284

The edible stuff included ice-creams (I bet they sell loads), sugar cane juice, jams and liqueurs made from just about everything imaginable, pastries and biscuits and La Palma’s own beer. Yum! There are also mobile kiosks outside selling the usual drinks, burgers etc.

Hand painted bottles by Adriana Marconcini
Hand painted bottles by Adriana Marconcini (Tazacorte Tel: 636 337 042)

The fair is on the main car park in Los Cancajos, at the north end of the main road through the village just above the Centro Cancajos from August 14th-18th, and from 11 am – 10 pm. Entrance is FREE.

Every day items in ceramics with lovely colours and textures.
Every day items in ceramics with lovely colours and textures. I didn’t get the artist’s name, but you can usually find her at Mazo’s farmers’ market on Saturdays. She also does big (pint-sized) mugs for thirsty people.

There are workshops on glass painting, recycling, clay and painting on fabric, and concerts (mostly folk music, I think) on the stage.

This gentleman makes bags out of goatskins - zurrones.
This gentleman makes bags out of goatskins – zurrones. The ones at the front are for kneading gofio and water or milk. Tel: 670906478 or email jvayut@gmail.com

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