The ‘Gran Canaria Me Gusta’ fair returns this weekend in the capital, with the aim of enhancing flavors of the island, “a festival of old-time, avant-garde sensations that returns full of new features” such as the presence of national and international chefs and the installation of a Canarian wrestling ring and planned exhibitions of traditional games.
Promoted by the Cabildo and organized at Infecar, the fair is to be held from Friday 9 to Sunday March 11 and brings together a world of exhibitions, tastings and the sale of agricultural produce, livestock and fisheries, including traditional crafts, culture, folklore, sports and of course tourism.
This latest edition increases in size by almost 20% to reach 9,000 square meters and will host an intense program (available at http://bit.ly/2oK9ylU ) with more than 100 exhibitors, among which are the municipalities of Agaete, Agüimes, Arucas, Firgas, Gáldar, Ingenio, La Aldea, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Mogán, Moya, Santa Brígida, Santa Lucía, Tejeda, Telde, Valleseco and Valsequillo.
Interesting activities are also planned for the outdoor areas where exhibitions of Canarian wrestling will take place and on Saturday at 17.30 an official fight corresponding to the Liga Gobierno de Canarias de Primera Categoría between the Star and the Union Gáldar.
The Fair is an important meeting point, which will be attended by more than 200 top professionals from the food and beverage departments of hotel establishments, catering, restaurants, distributors, supermarkets and supermarkets, introducing Gran Canaria products to include in their purchase decisions.
The primary sector (agriculture) will play an essential role in the initiative, with exhibition areas, tastings and commented tastings of produce from the island. Aiming to promote the benefits offered by produce of the land, gastronomic demonstrations with local chefs, cooking competition for students of schools and hospitality centres, will include demonstrations of various products as well as workshops for children.
“Gran Canaria I like” will have more than 14 gastronomic demonstrations from local chefs in the kitchen area of Hall 7 and more than 30 commented tastings of local produce such as oil, cheese, wine, honey, mojo, beer and coffee. On Friday there will be children’s workshops for fruit art and pastries sponsored by Spar Gran Canaria.
Opening hours : Friday and Saturday 11.00-20.00 and on Sunday 11.00-17.00