Tarifa is a small village in the province of Cadiz which is characterised by the beauty of its natural beaches and its white sand from where one can even see the coast of the north of Africa. It’s a more than recommendable visit from Malaga if you come to spend your holidays in the south of Spain, and if you happen to come in the beginning of September, you’ll also be able to enjoy its fair.
The fair of Tarifa is celebrated during the first days of September and its origin, like the majority of the Andalusian fairs, respond to a commercial necessity. As Tarifa was an important centre of agricultural production during the 19th century they established this fair/market where they presented and sold products of the area to all the visitors and other traders.
It was during the year 1819 when they formally requested the confirmation of the celebration of a 15 day fair in Tarifa from the 1st to the 15th of September although it ended up lasting only one week in the beginning of September.
During a whole week in Tarifa we’ll find plenty of mechanical rides and fast food stands, as well as fair huts, typical costumes and horses.
The presence of the “Rebujito” is very common, which is sherry mixed with lime, as well as the typical wine of Jerez.
There are a great number of events during the fair, like the election of the queens of the fair, the day of the horse or countryside lunches in the fair huts.
The main free entrance fair huts in the fair of Tarifa are:
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- 7 Pecados (7 sins)
- Fandando tarifeño
- The Municipal fair hut
If you find yourself near Tarifa or you’re planning on visiting this town during September, you simply cannot leave without visiting the fair and enjoy the festivities that they celebrate there.
To get to Tarifa from Malaga airport you must take the AP-7 and by Algeciras, following the directions you’ll have no problems whatsoever to get to Tarifa.
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