XVII Cider Festival
Villaviciosa celebrates its traditional Cider Festival on September 6. The appointment takes place in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, where the council's pomegranates distribute hundreds of liters of the Asturian drink par excellence, cider. Throughout the day, the Asturian drink par excellence is celebrated with activities such as the Escanciadores Contest, in which the best professionals of the region exhibit their mastery, or with the awarding of the "Guapina Label" award.
A lot of music and good atmosphere in this party that is enjoyed in the "Manzanera Capital of Spain".
Program of events
12: 00 h. Beginning of the Cider Festival with free tasting by the Villaviciosa llagares and proof of the first culinos by Benjamín Meana Gómez, owner of the Sidrería in Congreso de Benjamín de Villaviciosa. 13: 00 h. Delivery of the "Most beautiful label 2014" prize by the group Astur de Coleccionismo Sidrero. 15: 00 h. End of the free tasting of cider. 17: 00 h. XXVII Villaviciosa 2014 Cupping Competition and then the performance of the "Torner Quartet" Group
XXVII Runners Contest
The regional championship of Escanciadores de Sidra Natural de Asturias, consists of a series of competitions developed throughout the Asturian geography and one of them is the one that is being held in Villaviciosa with the aim of promoting tourism and culturally this typically Asturian drink.
This edition will be held next 6 September of 2014, the City of Villaviciosa along with the Association of Cider Cups of Asturias organize the contest.