Every year the small town of Aspe holds a fair at the beginning of September.  This
year the Town Hall has decided to make it a real Craft Fair, with demonstrations of
old crafts, workshops for children and lots of entertainment, from cabezudos (people
walking in the street wearing gigantic papier-mache heads) and music at the official
opening, to puppet shows, stilt walkers and in the evenings fire jugglers.
The fair will be held in the lovely Plaza Mayor, on 2nd and 3rd September, in the
shade of enormous trees and a setting of old buildings and beautiful arches. Around
twenty craftsmen and women will not only set up shop to sell their work, but will
actually be at work in the fair to show the love and attention they give to each item
they make. For the younger visitor there will be lots of activities: a small Ferris wheel,
workshops, old fashioned games and competitions.
A local potter and several lace makers will participate and Amata, the craft
association organising the market, will contribute demonstrations of weaving on an
Iberian loom, book binding and making recycled paper.
The stalls offer an array of unique gifts from ceramics and pottery, beautifully hand-
made felt bags, soft toys, funny hats, leather belts made to measure and much
more.  There will be several stalls with designer jewellery in alpaca, macramé,
porcelain, ceramics and paper.
The fair opens on Saturday 2nd of September at 11 o'clock with music and
cabezudos; opening times, both Saturday and Sunday, will be from 11 am till 2 pm
and then again from 5pm till 10pm. Aspe is a small town 8 kms from Elche and can
be reached easily from both from the A7 and the A31 motorway.
For more information in English call 639 979 678 or visit www.amata.es/sp_foto.html
where you can have a look at photographs of other fairs organised by Amata.