The Chipiona City Council formed by the tripartite United for Chipiona (UXCH), PSOE and IU, have just approved that their town has a fair for the first time. This old demand will take shape with a fixed date: from April 21 to 24 next. The mayor of the Villa, Luis Mario Aparcero Fernández de Retana, publicly invited the chipioneros and vacationers, "to break with seasonality, because Chipiona has its festivals every time of the year, which will not move, but - he said - that the month of april, is the time of fairs and it will be special to all the other fairs.» Already in the years 1999 and 2000, Aparcero, from the independent group UXCH, began the procedures for the chipioneros to have their own fair.
For two years they tried to start in the best location that Chipiona has to set up its fair, on Avenida de la Constitución, Blas Infante Park and surrounding areas; This could have been the prelude to a full-fledged fair, with booths, horse rides and a harnessed Andalusian-style carriage contest. After 22 years, the new municipal government has approved this new project that will be held as the first "Fair of Muscatel de Chipiona". The location of what stayed for several as the "Evening of Rule" will be the same.
The Blas Infante Park Auditorium
The fairgrounds will have booths, performances in the auditorium of the Blas Infante park, municipal booth, pottery, horse and carriage rides and, above all, music and dances by sevillanas and rumbas. The presence of women wearing the faralaes costume will be essential for the fair atmosphere. "A full-fledged fair," according to the mayor at the official presentation of the poster.
“We are going to take into account the fairs of Sanlúcar, Rota, Jerez and Seville, to look at ourselves in them and as novices choose what we like the most, to make a fair design different from the others,” he told ABC Aparcero. Muscatel will be present throughout the fair as a hallmark of the town. The first mayor of Chipiona pointed out that they had studied August, when Chipiona is full of visitors, but that month is full of cultural and recreational events. «After Easter it is a time of joy with the arrival of spring and the fairs. The Velada de Regla, the Carnivals, also have their dates, which have nothing to do with this spring fair. We do not want a disco-fair but only sevillanas and rumbas are heard in the booths, not other music and throughout the day, since the booths will be open 24 hours, "emphasized the alderman.
Mayor Aparcero reiterated once again that Chipiona has to "break its seasonality and create that fair environment for next April, because from today there is time to hold one of the most important fairs in Lower Andalusia in Chipiona," he concluded.
News obtained from: https://www.lavozdigital.es/andalucia/cadiz/sevi-chipiona-tendra-primera-feria-abril-propia-202201312017_noticia.html
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