During the next 10, 11 and 12 in May, the capital of the Council of Cabranes, Santolaya, will host the XXXIV edition of the Festival of Rice with Milk and the traditional festivities of San Francisco de Paula. The festival, declared of regional tourist interest in 2004, and the holidays, they present a complete program, which can be consulted through www.cabranes.es and www.lacomarcadelasidra.com.
As every year you can participate in the famous rice-milk making contest. For this it will be necessary to collect the official clay pot of the contest in the City Hall of Cabranes, before the 15 hours on Friday 10 of May, having to provide their data at the time of registration. Each casserole will carry a number in its outer fund in order to guarantee to the jury, the contestant's anonymity.
The casserole for the contest must be presented, between the 9: 30 and the 11: 00 of the morning of Sunday 12 of May in the official stand of the festival that will be placed in the Plaza del Emigrante (in case of rain, will be transferred to the municipal sports center).
The jury will be chaired by the prestigious Asturian gourmet, Mr. José Antonio Fidalgo, and its members will be chosen at random among those attending the event. This year, as a novelty, the first prize will be the commemorative painting of the festival, by the painter Santos Monestina.