A new edition of the Medieval Franca Fair arrives. It will be the XXI edition of a festival that has already become a symbol of our municipality for the importance achieved, with the participation of all of us and the thousands of people who accompany us during these days; for the spectacular representations of medieval themes and events; for the exhibitions; the sale of crafts, gastronomic products… And above all the framework is celebrated, on our streets and squares, and our historical center where we all managed to reproduce and revive a pretending era in which Betanzos had a significant historical significance.
MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL OF BETANZOS
Completion of the establishment of the Medieval Festival Stands.
The artisans, arrived from every corner of Spain, open their stands to offer the best of their lands to the people willing to buy or see their products.
Workshops and popular games for kids
Praza dos Irmáns García Naveira
The CAMP will be conducted by the companies Hípica Celta and Velha Lamparinha with a knights fight, archery, games for children and exhibit workshops of traditional craftsmanship (handlooms, leather work, blacksmith, hand operated flour milling, wool cleansing and woodwork)
Cantón Claudino Pita
KOTE MALABAR show
Praza da Constitución
GONZÁLVEZ THE MAGICIAN show
Adro de Santa María
Both nobles and peasants will expose its complaints and requests to Sir Andrade through the notary Xoán Blanco. There will also be noble and pleasant dances with the collaboration of the dance school DANZARTE and Muslim dances performed by the Medieval Festival volunteers. The Galician actor and Franciscan Priest of the last 20 editions, MANUEL BASOA VIZOSO, will be in charge of the proclamation.
To end up, the honourable councillor of the city of Betanzos will open the “XXI FEIRA FRANCA MEDIEVAL” of Betanzos.
Sir Andrade honours all his vassals with the arrival to the Constitución square of the city and asks the councillor to open the MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL.
The members of the basketball club SANTO DOMINGO of BETANZOS will perform the fire of the XVI century with a funny barrels race
Performance of the city fire of the sixteenth century
(galego) Espectáculo de lume e malabares “Errantes” por conta da compañía TROULA Animación.
Through the afternoon, there will be jugglery shows, music, theatre etc. FAUNO, ACIBREIRA and TROULA ANIMACIÓN will be acting across the Festival with fire and percussion spectacles. There will be an archery exhibition at the courtyard of Santa María and falconry at Nova Street all afternoon.
During this day , with a foreseeable crowd in our city ,the Red Cross and the Betanzos Council will provide a free service of missing children between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm at the information point located at the Irmáns García Naveira Square.
Free service of missing children
Praza dos Irmáns García Naveira.
Opening of the stands
11:00-14:00 e 18:00-22:00 h
Obradoiros por conta das compañías Especialistas Hípica Celta e Velha Lamparinha.
Cantón Claudino Pita
The parades start with MUSICIANS, COMEDIANS AND JUGGLERY, as well as the theatre company LA RECUA.
MAGO GONZÁLVEZ show
Arrival of the Muslims commanded by Yussuf Hammar at the Constitución square to demand the maidens to be deliver to the caliph of Cordoba. The Muslim women with Yussuf will perform beautiful dances.
Arrival of the Muslims commanded by Yussuf Hammar
Irmandiña Revolution with the proclamation of the merchant Afonso de Carballido, pleasant dances by the dance school Danzarte and performance of the group AZOUGUE from the folklore municipal school of Betanzos.
Fire, fireworks, dance of the death and jugglery show at the Constitución square performed by the theatre group LA RECUA.
Through the day, FAUNO, the music group ACIBREIRA, the theatre group LA RECUA and the theatre group VOLTA E DÁLLE with the spectacles O AFIADOR RODESINDO DA BARROSA and BUQUEIRAS NOVO will be going around the festival. There will also be the exhibition of ARCHERY at the Santa María courtyard and FALCONRY at Nova Street.
Igrexa de Santiago
Popular and traditional games for children conducted by the members of RED CROSS of Betanzos at the Constitución square.
Popular and traditional games for children
Expulsion of Lepers scene that starts at the Irmáns García Naveira Square. This scene is performed by collaborators of the organisation and recalls a historic fact of the city.
Expulsion of Lepers performance
Medieval horseback Tournament at the Irmáns García Naveira Square with the exhibition of the knights, apart from the FALCONRY. Dance show by the collaborators of the organisation and the dance school DANZARTE.
Medieval horseback Tournament
Praza dos Irmáns García Naveira
Show performed by the theatre group LA RECUA at the Constitución Square.
Through the day, FAUNO, the music group ACIBREIRA, the theatre group LA RECUA and the theatre group VOLTA E DÁLLE with the spectacles O AFIADOR RODESINDO DA BARROSA and BUQUEIRAS NOVO will be going around the festival. There will also be an exhibition of ARCHERY at the Santa María courtyard and FALCONRY at Nova Street.
During this day , with a foreseeable crowd in our city ,the Red Cross and the Betanzos Council will provide a free service of missing children between 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm at the information point located at the Irmáns García Naveira Square.