Insular Craft Fair in Fuerteventura. (Feria de Artesania).
The Insular Crafts Fair is usually held in the month of May in the town of Antigua, in the center of the island of Fuerteventura.
The creation and organization of this event falls on the Antigua City Council and the Mafasca Collective Foundation with the collaboration of the Fuerteventura Council, the Antigua Local Police and Civil Protection.
What is the Craft Fair like?
The Insular Craft Fair lasts three days, usually coincides with the weekend, this means that the days are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it is expected that in the course of these three days about 20 thousand people will visit the fair, this has a very positive economic impact both for the inhabitants of Antigua and for the artisans who come to show their creations and sell their products.
In this fair a large number of artisans from different disciplines participate, they can reach 200 registered, these artisans are in a large number on the island of Fuerteventura but the arrival of artisans from all the islands of the Canary archipelago is also important.
Artisans of the Antigua Craft Fair.
The common denominator is this fair is that everyone must be accredited artisans and create their products themselves, no one is accepted to be an intermediary, that is, to buy and sell a product, there are strict controls on registration to ensure that everything offered is created by the craftsman’s hands.
Highlight the wide variety of crafts that you can find at this fair, from the most traditional, with elderly artisans who have learned to make their products with the knowledge transmitted from generation to generation and on their opposite side to young avant-garde artists who create attractive products and innovative with modern materials and techniques.
At the Insular Crafts Fair you can also enjoy live musical performances, tastings of local products and many more activities every day, do not hesitate to ask for the brochure with all the planned activities and their schedule.
Traditionally this fair was held in the center of Antigua, next to the sports areas, but due to the growth in both exhibitors and visitors it has moved to the outskirts of the town of Antigua, currently the last fairs have been located and conditioned to a new location, next to the cheese museum, in the mill of Antigua. In this area there is a lot of space and you can access the stands where the artisans display their creations with more comfort and safety. It also has a large parking area and comfortable accesses so that visitors have a more pleasant day.
Get to the Craft Fair.
The Antigua City Council, from the Department of Tourism, offers free guaguas (buses) departing from the main tourist towns such as Caleta de Fuste, Costa Antigua, Corralejo, Jandía and Costa Calma bound for the fairground, there are many tourists who do not have the possibility of renting a car or a motorcycle to travel to the fair, so with these guaguas (buses) they can do it in comfort and safety.
It is important to know that the buses (buses) to the Fair will have departure in the morning and return in the afternoon and are destined for all the general public, being necessary previously, to request a ticket at the indicated points, such as the Mayor’s Office in Caleta de Fuste or the receptions of collaborating hotels such as Elba Sara in El Castillo, Hotel Costa Tropical in Costa Antigua, Hotel Faro Jandía and the Tourist Offices of Costa Calma and Corralejo, without a doubt the best thing is to go to the reception of your hotel and ask for information.
Whether you reside on the island, or if you visit it during the month of May, it is a must to visit the Insular Craft Fair that is so special and is so consolidated on the island of Fuerteventura.