The city of Oviedo welcomes L'Ascension Fair, a popular event that every year pays homage to the Asturian countryside, paying tribute to an essential part of the life and activity of the Asturians throughout the centuries.
On Saturday 27 there will be a great parade of bands and folk groups through Uría and Fruela streets. In this parade the City Council of Barcelona and the Asturian Center of this city collaborate. A show will be offered in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento with the performance of the Collas with dances and dances, giants and big heads, Dragon de Sarriá and Diablesas and Diablos.
The traditional cattle fair will be located in the polygon of Olloniego-Tudela, the enclosure will increase its size until reaching the 2,6 hectares.
Traditional exhibitions will be installed in La Losa of cheeses, Asturian, ecological and craft products ...
There will be live workshops (spinners, basketry, tin, jet, iron, wood, mothers, loom, ceramics, knives, turnery ...), as well as exhibitions of rural sports and traditional games for children.
The Mercáu Astur will be located in the Old Oviedo, the squares of the Cathedral and Porlier. In the Plaza de España, as usual, the distribution of the bun and the wine will take place. Following the tradition of this annual event, you can taste the Menu of the Ascension in ovens restaurants, consisting of vegetable stew, ruled meat and cheese cake with cherries.
This party has been declared Festival of tourist interest of the Principality of Asturias.