It is amazing how different the various fiestas and fairs in the towns of the region are.
The fiesta in Bigastro is aimed towards the young with its nightly discos, pop concerts etc. The fair in Formentera has perhaps a broader appeal much like the May fair in Torrevieja. I suppose it is down to the difference between holding a fair and holding a fiesta. They may both celebrate a patron saint and include various parades but the fiesta has more of a party feel to it. It is good to go to both.
Last night we visited the fair at Formentera del Segura. For a small town, Formentera certainly pulls out all the stops to put on something spectacular for the townfolk and visitors to enjoy. The various peñas had made a great effort in decorating their casetas; the prizes for first, second and third were well deserved.