Orihuela Council have pocketed 24,000 euro over the staging of next weekend’s Medieval Market in the city, thanks to the Asociación Sólo Artesanos making a 24,000-euro bid on a minimum six-thousand-euro tender.
The event returns to the first weekend of February (Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th), after the Market was mired in controversy last year as it was put back to the spring with various date changes, and the council initially unable to find a suitable bidder for the delayed contract.
The Market will take over much of the historic quarter in the city centre around the town hall, and will feature hundreds of stalls selling homemade food items, hand-crafted gifts including jewellery, toys, clothes etc., and so much more.
If you’ve never been to the Medieval Market in Orihuela, it’s definitely an event not to be missed, being one of the biggest markets of this kind in the country.
Don’t forget that The Courier newspaper is out tomorrow, but before then, here are a number of dates that you might want to note in your diary for upcoming cultural events.