Can you think of a better way to get to the heart of a city than by discovering what the locals produce, eat and drink? If not, then you need to take advantage of this upcoming event.
Known in the local language as XXIX Mostra de Vins, Caves i Licors & XVII Mostra d’Aliments Tradicionals de la Comunitat Valenciana (29th Wine, Cava & liquor Fair & 17th Traditional Valencian Food Fair) this is the largest food and drink event of the Comunitat Valenciana (Autonomous Community of Valencia) including the regions of Valencia, Castellón and Alicante. Come here to discover the best food and drink the area has to offer such as wine, cava, liquors, craft beer, cheese, charcuterie and sweets.
The entrance to the fair is free but if you want to sample any of the yummy goods on offer, you need to buy tickets at the entrance that you can then use at the different stalls. This year you can also buy these tickets online where you can purchase limited offer coupons that can be used on any day of the fair.
I recommend making a day of the event and setting up a picnic in the park near the fair. Instead of buying the food and drink by single portions or glasses, get a few bottles instead and some food items and then enjoy it together with your friends and/or family. Don’t forget to take some bread to soak up the alcohol and to eat with the cheeses and charcuterie. You can buy bread at the fair if you want but it will undoubtedly be more expensive.
Below you can see a map of all the food and drink companies that will take part and also their location in the fair.
If you didn’t know already: Bodegas = Wineries, Quesos y Embutidos = Cheese and Charcuterie, Panadería y Dulces =Baked Goods and Sweets, Cervezas Artesanas = Craft Beer, Consejos Reguladores = Regulatory Council, Otros = Others.
The fair will be located in the old Turia River Bed (Antiguo Cauce del Río Turia) between the Puente de la Exposición (Expo Bridge also known as Calatrava Bridge) and Puente de las Flores (Flower Bridge).
The closest metro stop is Alameda.
20th April from 5.00pm – 10.00pm
21st – 23rd April from 11.00am – 10.30pm
24th April from 11.00am – 10.00pm
For more information check out the official website but bear in mind that it is not available in English. There is also an APP called PROAVA where you can also find the same information from the website. Once downloaded, click on Mostra where you can find info about tickets, participating companies, concerts, services and view the official video.
Yes, from Friday – Monday there will also be a few concerts at the fair.
Friday 21st April: 8.00pm – 10.00pm Second Coming
Saturday 22nd April: 8.00pm – 10.00pm Cicco Tiñone
Sunday 23rd April: 1.00pm – 2.00pm Miguel Caldito Flamenco Fusión & 8.00pm – 10.00pm Radio Active
Monday 24th April: 1.00pm – 2.00pm Calderona Jazz Band
Jo soc triatleta. Vi, embotit i cerveseta.
I am a triathlete: Wine, charcuterie and beer.