Next Sunday weekend, from the 17th to the 19th of May, the Fira del Caragol will be held in the Sant Jordi neighbourhood in Palma. This popular event, which has now been held for more than 20 years, was created at the proposal of different neighbourhood associations and entities. A fair that has become a key event in the city’s festive calendar, attracting more than fifteen thousand people every year.

Gastronomic fair

This is an essentially gastronomic fair dedicated to snails, with around thirty stalls offering:

  • Sale and tasting of cooked snails as the main focus, with the participation of companies that breed, produce and market Mallorcan snails.
  • Other specialised producers such as cheese, oil, wine, organic products, sale of agri-food products, stalls of artisans, creators and artists.
  • Also bars and restaurants from Sant Jordi, s’Aranjassa and Casa Blanca.

The aim is to promote snail gastronomy and publicise its culinary possibilities, as well as to promote the snail farms in Mallorca as an economic outlet and a way of recovering agricultural land.

Programme of the Fira del Caragol

Here are the activities that will take place during the event:

Friday 17th May

  • 20:30: Wine tasting by the Jaume de Puntiró winery.
  • 22:30: Musical performance by the group Expresión.

Saturday 18th May

  • 16:00: Snail races.
  • 21:00: Snail Gastronomic Night.
  • 22:30: Musical performance by Monkey Swingers.

Sunday 19th May

  • 9:00: Cercavila with Xeremiers de Sant Jordi.
  • 9:30: Opening of the Snail Fair: Sale and tasting of cooked snails, traditional agri-food products, producers and makers of traditional products such as oil, cheese, sobrassada; sale of handicrafts and artistic products, etc. Special participation by Ascaib (Asoc. Cocineros Afincados en las Islas Baleares).
  • 10:00: Cercavila ‘El cocinero despistado y su caracol’ (The absent-minded cook and his snail), by kCodril. Children’s/family games and activities in Monteros square.
  • 10:30: Opening of exhibitions:
    • Photographic exhibition of old tools promoted by Jaume Crespí.
    • Exhibition of old photographs, on loan and organised by the Gent Gran de Sant Jordi and Casa Blanca, in the social centre of the Liceu.
    • Exhibition of classic motorbikes: Club Honda Nsr Mallorca and a collection of motorbikes of various makes and vintage cars.
  • 12:00: Showcooking by the chefs:
    • Gabriela Oliva (Caracoles La Oliva): Escabeche de caracoles and tongue with alioli.
    • Miquel Serra (Private Chef): Rice with snails.
  • 12:30: Batudrac de Sant Jordi.
  • 13:00: Special collaboration of Forn de Can Coll de Sant Jordi with the traditional giant ensaimada, two metres in diameter.
  • 18:30: Popular dance with the group ‘Agrupació Folcklòrica Sa Torre’ from Manacor.
  • 20:00: Start of the Corredrac de Sant Jordi.

Note: Times and events are subject to change by the organisers of the fair.

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