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Molina de Segura celebrates the 2nd Tradition Fair from November 2 to 4, dedicated to the paprika and spices guild (31/10/2018)

The 2nd Tradition Fair of Molina de Segura, dedicated to the paprika and spice trade, and organized by the Department of Handicrafts of the Molinense City Council, is celebrated on Friday 2 (from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm), Saturday 3 (from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm hours) and Sunday, November 4 (from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), in the Plaza de España.

With the Fair of Traditions, the Molina de Segura City Council intends to pay homage to the customs of this town, in a second edition dedicated to the guild of spice and paprika, traditional trades precursors of vegetable preservation, which was so important in the municipality , constituting itself in the main base on which the municipality was growing and becoming the city that it is at the moment.

They were pioneers almost artisans turned into professionals who have managed to evolve and position themselves in the 21st century hand in hand with modern companies that have a presence in the five continents.

The paprika makers and spice-makers are, therefore, the protagonists of a party that was born with the aim of making known to the locals and strangers the typical customs of the municipality, forgotten trades and traditions, in an environment, the street, which both enjoy the Molinenses , always open to the visitor, in order to become a new tourist attraction of the town.

The fair will show live the work of practically extinct trades, such as the esparto, the butcher, dairy and traditional bakery, carpentry, embroidery and bolillo, the mill, etc., and, of course, the paprika and spices.

The program planned for the whole weekend includes performances of music and dance of local folklore, a sample huertana, and the Craft Market Souk of the Guadalabiad, which, as usual every month, arrives with more than 20 stalls with craft products arrived throughout the Region of Murcia, such as sausages and cheeses, honey, jewelery, ceramics, brooches, felt and leather articles, paint, wood, mirrors, soaps, natural cosmetics, minerals, etc.

In addition, you can learn the process of making paprika from its cultivation in the garden until its packaging, or the preparation of sausages, contemplate exhibitions of painting, photography and miniatures or the exhibitions of the work of esparto and bobbin, or participate in different workshops designed for the whole family, natural soaps, ceramics, sweets, etc.

An extensive program of activities where, in addition, it will be possible to taste some of the best typical products, such as migas or sausages, toast with oil and paprika, coffee and pastries, and chocolate and donuts.

It is planned to be developed according to the following schedule:

FRIDAY 2

5.00 pm: inauguration of the fair.

17.15 h .: opening of exhibitors and exhibition of the different trades.

17.15 h .: Opening of the craft market Souk of the Guadalabiad.

17.30 h .: ecological carousel.

6.00 pm: workshop of natural soaps.

7:00 pm: performance Ochote Abonico (music).

7.30 pm: live magic.

8:00 pm: Orchard Storyteller.

10:00 pm: fair and market closing.

SATURDAY 3

10.00 h .: opening of exhibitors and exhibition of the different trades.

10.00 am: opening of the craft market Souk of the Guadalabiad.

10.00 am: ecological carousel.

10.15 h .: elaboration and tasting of donuts (Association of Elders of La Ribera de Molina).

10.30 h .: performance of gangs (El Soto de los Alamos).

11.30 h .: Gastronomic tasting of bread with paprika and oil (Curtioliva + Association of Rural Women of Los Valientes).

11.30 h .: guided tour of the Pimentón fair, anteroom of the preserves.

12:00 noon: intergenerational spice preparation and packaging workshop.

12.30 h .: elaboration of traditional sobrasada, with tasting for all attendees.

13.30 h .: Gastronomic tasting of crumbs and wine.

16.00 h .: elaboration and tasting of pastries and coffee (Association of Elders of La Ribera de Molina).

5:00 pm: institutional act, with awards.

17.15 h .: performance of choirs and dances and side panocho, by the group Coros y Danzas de Molina, Francisco Salzillo Regional Association.

5.30 pm: opening of the information table of the Environmental Volunteer Program and workshop.

17.30 h .: children's craft workshop huertanas.

17.30 h .: children's activities, games and workshops huertanos, inflatable, ecological carousel, photocall, etc.

17.30 h .: popular games.

Intergenerational activity.

6.30 pm: Guided tour of the Pimentón fair, anteroom of the preserves.

7:00 pm: pottery workshop (El Poveo pottery).

10:00 pm: fair and market closing.

SUNDAY 4

10.00 h .: opening of exhibitors and exhibition of the different trades.

10.00 am: opening of the craft market Souk of the Guadalabiad.

10.00 am: ecological carousel.

10.15 h .: elaboration and tasting of torrijas (Association of Rural Women of Los Valientes).

11.00 am: children's workshop of Rio de Janeiro.

1:00 pm: raffle for craft items.

14.00 h .: acknowledgments and end of the event.

In this second edition, the Department of Crafts has had the collaboration of the councils of Tourism, Local Holidays and Social Welfare, as well as the Association of Elderly for an Active and Healthy Aging of Molina de Segura, the Association of Rural Women of Molina de Segura, the Association of Residents of the Sacred Heart Neighborhood, the Association of Lacemakers Molinenses, the group Coros y Danzas de Molina, Francisco Salzillo Regional Association, the Cuadrilla of El Soto de los Alamos, Almazara Curtioliva, El Poveo Pottery, as of different species, paprika, carpenters, esparteros, cattlemen, butchers and local slaughterers.

The students of the history of Molina de Segura have also collaborated: Antonio de Los Reyes, Official Cronista de la Villa, Francisco Conesa López, in love with the history of Molinense and a great expert on the evolution of paprika in the Region;

and Santiago Pastor Palazón, who has been investigating the most enterprising families of the municipality for years and informs of all the ins and outs of the companies.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Molina de Segura

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