Ayora Honey Festival

 

18th Edition of the First Cut of Honey (El Primer Corte de la Miel).

Do you love honey? If you answered YES, then this festival is for YOU! Honey lovers will be coming together in Ayora, a town south east of Valencia City, to enjoy this annual gastronomic, touristic and cultural event. Meet local honey producers and see first hand how beekeepers extract honey. You will be able to sample and buy a wide variety of honey flavors as well as see and purchase honey products such as propolis, royal jelly, sweets, cosmetics, and more.

There will also be an Exhibition of Miniature Regional Costumes by Elena Martínez.

We will be there on Saturday, 13th of October….want to join us?

11 – 14 October, 2018
Thursday, October 11

18:00    Opening of the Fairground

19:00    Official Inauguration of the XVIII edition of “The First Court of Honey”. Reception of authorities, in La Glorieta.

19:30    Live demonstration of the Court of Honey , at the source of La Negrita.

23:00    Closing of the Fairground.

 

Friday, October 12

9:00    Guided tour of the Water Route. Departure from El Lago.

9:15    Guided visit to the Iberian Village of Castellar de Meca. Departure from the reservoir car park. (Cor: 38º 57’19.5 “N 1º 10’10.9”W)

9:30    Guided visit to the Rock Paintings of the Shelter of Tortosilla, World Heritage Site. Departure from the hamlet of Casas de Madrona (N-330, Ayora-Almansa). Travel with your own vehicle.

10:00    Opening of the Exhibition Center.

10:15    Contest of Clear and Dark Honey, in La Lonja.

10:30    Guided visit to the Rock Paintings of the Shelter of Tortosilla, World Heritage Site. Departure from the hamlet of Casas de Madrona (N-330, Ayora-Almansa). Travel with your own vehicle.

10:30    Ayora, Cultural Heritage. Guided tour of the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (starting point), Sta. Mª la Mayor Church and Castle, Cultural Interest.

10:30    Guided Walking Tour to the Castle in English. Meeting point at Ntra. Sra. De la Asunción Church. (Guided tour in English)

10:30   Opening ceremony of the Virtual Museum of Ayora in the Church of Sta. María la Mayor.

11:30    Live demonstration of the Court of Honey , at the source of La Negrita.

11:30    Informative talk about “Paintings of Rock Art in Ayora” by Rafa Rubio (archaeologist), in the Church of Santa María la Mayor.

12:00    Historical Talk about the “Carta Mojonera” by Alfonso Arráez Tolosa, at the Casa de la Cultura.

12:00   Contest of Dishes made with Honey (sweet and salty), in La Lonja.

Starting at 1:00 pm   Tasting of gazpachos ayorinos , at La Lonja.

13:00    Flight of raptors, in the esplanade of Santa María la Mayor – Castillo.

13:00    Live demonstration of the Cut of the Honey , in the source of La Negrita.

15:45  Guided tour of the Red Thread Route (Declared of Tourist Interest). Departure from the House of Culture.

16:30 Theatralized   visit to the Castillo de Ayora. Departure from the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption.

17:00    Live demonstration of the Court of Honey , at the La Negrita fountain.

17:30    Flight of raptors, in the esplanade of Santa María la Mayor – Castillo.

18:00   Guided tour of the Red Thread Route (declared of Tourist Interest). Departure from the House of Culture.

18:00    Ayora, Cultural Heritage. Guided tour of the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (starting point), Sta. Mª la Mayor Church and Castle, Cultural Interest.

18:00    Workshop for adults of “Salty dishes made with honey”, in La Lonja.

18:30    Live demonstration of the Court of Honey , at the source of La Negrita.

7:00 pm    Apicultural Homage, in La Lonja.

20:30    Exhibition and Homage to Pedro Cámara, at the Casa de la Cultura.

20:45    Raffle of the Lucky Cards of AFADIVAC, in the fountain of La Negrita.

23:00    Closing of the Fairground.

 

Saturday, October 13

9:00    Guided tour of the Water Route. Departure from El Lago.

9:15    Guided visit to the Iberian Village of Castellar de Meca. Departure from the reservoir car park. (Cor: 38º 57’19.5 “N 1º 10’10.9”W)

9:30    Guided visit to the Rock Paintings of the Shelter of Tortosilla, World Heritage Site. Departure from the hamlet of Casas de Madrona (N-330, Ayora-Almansa). Travel with your own vehicle.

10:00    Opening of the Exhibition Center.

10:30    Guided visit to the Rock Paintings of the Shelter of Tortosilla, World Heritage Site. Departure from the hamlet of Casas de Madrona (N-330, Ayora-Almansa). Travel with your own vehicle.

11:00    Ayora, Cultural Heritage. Guided tour of the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (starting point), Sta. Mª la Mayor Church and Castle, Cultural Interest.

11:00    Guided Walking Tour to the Castle in English. Meeting point at Ntra. Sra. De la Asunción Church. (Guided tour in English).

11:00    Parade of Cornets and Drums of the Brotherhood of Los Sayones, in the Fairground.

11:30    Live demonstration of the Court of Honey , at the source of La Negrita.

11:30   Talk “Past and Future of the Castle of Ayora” by Alejandro Semper (archaeologist), in the Church of Santa María la Mayor.

11:45  Tasting of Oils by the Agricultural Cooperative “La Ayorense”, in La Lonja

12:00  Parade and Concert of the Pitabalet de Ayora and Attbal de Jalance Group, at the La Negrita fountain.

Starting at 1:00 pm Tasting of gazpachos ayorinos , at La Lonja.

13:00    Flight of raptors, in the esplanade of Santa María la Mayor – Castillo.

13:00  Live demonstration of the Cut of the Honey , in the source of La Negrita.

13:00   Showcooking by Pablo Ministro (Executive Chef of Gourmet Catering, Palau de les Arts and Hotel One Shot Palacio Reina Victoria 04) and Mesias Esteban (Head of Kitchen in Contrapunto Les Arts), in La Lonja.

16:00    Flight of raptors, in the esplanade of Santa María la Mayor – Castillo.

17:00    Ayora, Cultural Heritage. Guided tour of the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (starting point), Sta. Mª la Mayor Church and Castle, Cultural Interest.

17:00    Live demonstration of the Court of Honey , at the La Negrita fountain.

17:15  Family Gymkhana, departure from the House of Culture.

17:30   Conference on “Dña. Mencía de Mendoza “by Ms. Noelia García Pérez, at the Casa de la Cultura.

18:00    Guided tour of the Red Thread Route (declared of Tourist Interest). Departure from the House of Culture.

18:30    Live demonstration of the Court of Honey , at the source of La Negrita.

19:00    Concert of music, violin and clarinet performed by Román de Urrutia and Iván Ramón, in the Church of Santa María la Mayor.

20:15  Performance of the Rondalla Amigos de la Jota together with the group of Regional Bailes de Ayora, at the La Negrita fountain.

21:30    Draw of the Lucky Cards of AFADIVAC, in the fountain of La Negrita.

23:00    Concert – Acoustic Verbena Versions 80 – 90, in El Lago.

23:00    Closing of the Fairground.

 

Sunday, October 14

9:00    Guided tour of the Water Route. Departure from El Lago.

9:15    Guided visit to the Iberian Village of Castellar de Meca. Departure from the reservoir car park. (Cor: 38º 57’19.5 “N 1º 10’10.9”W)

9:30     Guided visit to the Rock Paintings of the Shelter of Tortosilla, World Heritage Site. Departure from the hamlet of Casas de Madrona (N-330, Ayora-Almansa). Travel with your own vehicle.

10:00    Opening of the Exhibition Center.

10:30    Guided visit to the Rock Paintings of the Shelter of Tortosilla, World Heritage Site. Departure from the hamlet of Casas de Madrona (N-330, Ayora-Almansa). Travel with your own vehicle.

11:00     Delivery of awards of the Route of the Cover with Honey, in the Fairground.

11:00    Ayora, Cultural Heritage. Guided tour of the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (starting point), Sta. Mª la Mayor Church and Castle, Cultural Interest.

11:00    Guided Walking Tour to the Castle in English. Meeting point at Ntra. Sra. De la Asunción Church. (Guided tour in English).

11:00  Parade of Cornetas and Drums of the Brotherhood of San Juan, in the Fairground.

11:30    Live demonstration of the Court of Honey , at the source of La Negrita.

12:00    Showcooking by Víctor Rodríguez (Chef Restaurant SAMSHA – Top Chef), in La Lonja

12:30    Concert of the Choir “Vicente Martí i Soler” in the Church of Sta. María la Mayor.

Starting at 1:00 pm Tasting of gazpachos ayorinos , at La Lonja.

13:00    Live demonstration of the Cut of the Honey , in the source of La Negrita.

13:00    Showcooking by Yelel Cañas (Chef of the Kiaora social gastronomy project), in La Lonja.

13:30    Flight of raptors, in the esplanade of Santa María la Mayor – Castillo.

13:30    Performance of the Rondalla La Paloma, at the La Negrita fountain.

16:00    Flight of raptors, in the esplanade of Santa María la Mayor – Castillo.

17:00    Ayora, Cultural Heritage. Guided tour of the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (starting point), Sta. Mª la Mayor Church and Castle, Cultural Interest.

5:00 PM    Guided Walking Tour to the Castle in English. Meeting point at Ntra. Sra. De la Asunción Church. (Guided tour in English)

17:00    Live demonstration of the Court of Honey , at the La Negrita fountain.

5:30 pm   Concert Choir “Vicente Martí i Soler” in the Church of Sta. María la Mayor.

18:00    Guided tour of the Red Thread Route (declared of Tourist Interest). Departure from the House of Culture.

18:30    Live demonstration of the Court of Honey , at the source of La Negrita.

7:00 pm    Flash mob by the “Latin Love” Association of Ayora, in La Lonja.

20:00    Awards Ceremony of Honey and Dish Contest made with Honey, at La Negrita fountain.

20.15 Closing ceremony  . Presentation of the poster and dates of the 2019 Fair .

20:25   Fireworks Castle.

23:00  Closing of the Fairground.

 

(*) PROGRAM NOTES:

– The organization of the Fair recommends the purchase of honey in the authorized stands within the Apicultural Zone.

– Painting balcony in the Plaza Mayor and Calle Segura. Realized by the School of Painting of Ayora, Almansa and Biar.

– Rates for Guided Tours: Castellar de Meca € 3, Abrigo de Tortosilla € 3, Ayora Cultural Heritage € 2, Red Thread € 2, Family Gymkhana € 2 and Water Route € 3. Bonuses: Children up to 12 years old, retired people and holders of the Carve Jove 50%. School Groups Exempt from payment.

– Guided tours and outdoor activities are directly suspended in case of adverse weather conditions. It is recommended to wear comfortable footwear and lunch.

– Cultural, children and leisure activities are free.

– The organization reserves the right to modify the acts without prior notice.

 

Opening hours of exhibitions and monuments

During the opening hours to the public, talks and guided visits will be held, respect the visits and the speakers.

10:00 to 14:00 to 16:00 to 20:00

Exhibition The Hidden Secrets of the Castillo de Ayora in Santa María la Mayor. (Except during Conferences and Concerts)

Painting Exhibition “Homage to the Local Painter Pedro Cámara” at the House of Culture. Collaboration with the AECC of Ayora, with the donation of catalogs and sheets of the painter.

Brush and Chalk Exhibition (Next to the stairs of La Lonja)

Castillo – Ayora Fortress

Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (Except Liturgical Hours)

Exhibition of Miniature Regional Costumes, by Elena Martínez, in the Plaza Mayor.

Playroom and children’s activities in the Children’s Area.

Multiaventura Park in the Children’s Area.

Dj performance in the Plaza de la Cárcel.

 

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Corner of the Art (Zone of the Lonja)

 

Virtual Museum of Ayora, in the Church of Sta. María la Mayor

Friday from 10:30 to 13:00 / 17 :: 00 to 19:30

Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m./ 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday from 10:30 to 13:00

 

Photo booth “Magic Mirror”, in La Lonja

Friday and Saturday from 8:00 p.m. at 23:00 h. Instant printing (€ 1).

 

Postcards from the Road