Sunday, May 17, 2009

Come to the fair

Friday night and all day yesterday, hundreds of oriolanos enjoyed the Andalusian atmosphere of the Feria del Rocío located for the first time in the Huerta.

Yesterday, under bright blue skies, the visitors were offered rides on the horses and carriages along the Avenida Príncipe de Asturias and the Puente del Rey y Obispo Rocamora.

At midday the great sardinada took place. In the evening there were horse races followed by a performance by the dance group, Ana Belén and the singer María Gracia.

The romería will take place today. The image of the Virgen del Rocío will be carried from the palace of the marquesa de Rubalcaba to the fairground, followed by holy mass at 11,45.

At 2:30 pm there will be a paella contest, with three trophies for the best ones, and then at 7:30 pm the Virgin, accompanied by the horses and carriages, will be returned to her sanctuary where she will rest until the next year’s fair.

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