Alcaucín's Fiesta de la Castaña
This Saturday, 3rd of November, Alcaucín celebrates its sweet chestnuts as well as other culinary delights locally made or grown. Hundreds of visitors are expected from all over the Axarquía to this ever popular traditional fiesta.
The activities are as follows –
12.00: The Parents association at Alcaucín’s local colegio – ‘AMPA El Alcazar’ – have organised a planting of chestnut trees in the Parque Natural near Alcaucín around midday.
5.30: Hundreds of kilos of sweet chestnuts start to be roasted in the plaza outside the Ayuntamiento.
7.30: Everyone is invited to tuck into the sweet chestnuts, as well as roast sweet potatoes, all finished off with shortbread (mantecados) and a cup of anís!
9.15: The dancing and music starts.