There is an annual craft fair in Mancha Blanca, which coincides with the Los Dolores pilgrimage each year in September. Dozens of artisans from Lanzarote and the other islands brings their wears to sell, and it’s well worth a visit.

In addition to the stalls, there are various activities each day to watch and enjoy.

2021 Programme

The 32nd edition of the annual Craft Fair of Lanzarote is taking place from the 10th to the 15th of September this year in Mancha Blanca, in the municipality of Tinajo.

The opening hours are from 11am to 10pm on the 10th, 11th, 12th & 15th and from 5pm to 10pm on the 13th & 14th.

All the activities are free although prior registration is required due to the spaces being limited. Registration can be done at the Information Point of the Fair Grounds.

The family workshops are aimed at children between the ages of 4 and 11 year olds. The rest of the workshops are aimed at 12 year olds and onwards. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

PROGRAMME:

Friday 10th – Opening hours: 11am to 10pm
11h Inauguration of the Fair
19h Gofio masterclass

Saturday 11th – Opening hours: 11am to 10pm
12h Family workshop “Learn to dye with natural dyes” by the Cultural Asociation Milana
13h Gofio masterclass
18h & 19h “Empleita”(braided leaves strip) workshop by artisan Yolanda Torres Moreno
20h Concert by Alexis Lemes and Adrián Niz (timple and guitar)

Sunday 12th – Opening hours: 11am to 10pm
11:30h Parranda music throughout the Fair
12h Family workshop “Learn to dye with natural dyes” by the Cultural Asociation Milana
13h Gofio masterclass
17h Traditional pottery workshop by artisan Aquilino Rodríguez
19:30h Gofio masterclass

Monday 13th – Opening hours: 5pm to 10pm
18h Presentation of the book “La industria de la roseta en Lanzarote desde 1898” by Daniel Cabrera Panasco. A book about the “roseta” (handmade lace doily) industry in Lanzarote since 1898.
Prior registration is required by emailing artesania@cabildodelanzarote.com sending in name, surname, D.N.I./N.I.E./Passport number, phone number and email of the person who wants to attend. Limited spaces.
18h & 19h “Empleita”(braided leaves strip) workshop by artisan Yolanda Torres Moreno
20:30h Gofio masterclass

Tuesday 14th – Opening hours: 5pm to 10pm
18h Parranda music throughout the Fair
18h Traditional pottery workshop by artisan Yolanda Torres Moreno
19:30h Gofio masterclass

Wednesday 15th – Opening hours: 11am to 10pm
11:30h Parranda music throughout the Fair
12h Family workshop “Clay modeling” by artisan Aquilino Rodríguez
13h Gofio masterclass
17h Workshop about obtaining and applying natural dyes by Cultural Association Milana
19:30h Gofio masterclass
22h Closing of the Fair

The times, dates and activities of this programme are subject to change. Please check the programme at the Information Point at the Fair Grounds for last minute changes.