The Santa Oliva Olive Fair bets on the products of the territory
The Olive Tree Fair reaches its 4th edition, which is celebrated this Sunday, November 13, in the Plaza del Monasterio de Santa Oliva.
The popular breakfast of toasted bread, olive oil and herb salt from the Rebost Trepetinaire is one of the main novelties. It will be done after the walk around the municipality. At noon there will be another novelty: the homemade escudella lunch, with a ticket price of three euros.
«Until now we did a tasting, but it fell short because it finished around two o'clock. We value making this lunch at a popular price so that people can extend the day a little longer at the fair, "says the Councilor for Culture, Mònica Mayor.
A relevant change this year is to celebrate the fair on Sunday instead of Saturday, as had been done in past editions. From the Department of Culture of the City Council they explain that by doing it on Sunday, visitors will be able to "enjoy more" and have a "playful space" for families.
The fair will open at eleven o'clock in the morning at the monastery of Santa Maria, where you can see products related to the olive tree and samples of crafts and traditional trades. There will be about twenty shelves and from the Consistory they predict that between 300 and 500 people will visit the fair.
According to Mayor, the event is not just an oil fair. Its main objective is "to promote the value of products derived from the olive tree" and to make the town known. That is why various tastings of regional products, family workshops and guided tours of the monastery and castle have been prepared.
The reading of poems will close the day When the olive trees speak of Anna Xantal and the snack with bread with oil and sugar for the attendees. In this closing act, the raffle of batches of products of the fair and the delivery of the prizes of the photography contest will be carried out.
The previous acts begin today with the presentation of the book Maria Poch Constantí's kitchen. The cycle of the olive tree of Gisela Alcón and Gloria Mohedano in the monastery.
Within the programming is framed the projection ofAlcarràs, the film by Carla Simón that won the Golden Bear at the 72nd edition of the Berlinale. It will be at the Local Cultural on Friday, November 18 at eight in the afternoon. "It has fit very well with the fair because the film also talks about territory," says Mayor. General tickets cost 4.50 euros and reduced tickets, three.