Stew Fair in Lalín

Stew Fair in Lalín
It celebrates: From 12th February to 12th February
Place: Lalín (Pontevedra)
Category: Gastronomic
Popularity: (****) 4/5
Ideal for children
Organize: Lalín City Council
Attendance last year: 70.000
Known start date: Since 1969
Figure of protection: Festival of Tourist Interest in Galicia (since 1999), Festival of National Tourist Interest (since 2010) and Festival of International Tourist Interest (2020)
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The Cocido Fair in Lalín is a tribute to the delicious local gastronomy. In this Galician town a series of fun activities take place, accompanied by music, parades, processions and exhibitions that fill the streets with joy and laughter. You have to come and try this delicious dish!

How is the "Fiesta del Cocido" celebrated in Lalín?

It is important to point out that in Lalín there is a whole month dedicated to this famous dish, which is perfect to eat in winter and is served daily in many places.

The most important day is the Cocido Fair, which takes place on the Sunday before the carnival, when there is a programme of musical, artistic and cultural activities, such as the reading of the proclamation, the parade of floats, music bands, parades, as well as the tasting of this traditional dish and other products obtained from the slaughter of the pig.

Meat and vegetable stalls are also set up in the Campo da Feira Vella. Here all the attendees have the opportunity to buy these products, very fresh and at excellent prices.

The Cocido Fair is a festival that is worth visiting once in a lifetime. In fact, it was declared a Festival of Tourist Interest in Galicia in 1999, a Festival of National Tourist Interest in 2010 and a Festival of International Tourist Interest (2020).

Origin of the Lalín Stew Fair

The Lalín Stew Fair was held for the first time in 1969, with the aim of promoting the town's meat and vegetable products.

It has become a custom to celebrate the month of the cocido, which takes place between January and February. But the most important day is the Sunday before Carnival, when the Feria del Cocido (stew fair) is held and different events take place.

Don't be satisfied with just tasting the stew There are more things to visit in Lalín

Lalín is a very picturesque town, with several places to visit while you enjoy yourself at the Feria del Cocido. So make a note of these places if you want to see more than just the monument to O Porco, which is the symbol of Lalín's stew:

  • Casa do Patrón Ethnographic Museum: this museum exhibits a wide collection of pieces, which have been collected from all over Galicia. Come and live the experience of being transported to many years ago.
  • Pazo de Liñares: a beautiful baroque style building, built in the 17th century, it belonged to the Taboada family. It also houses the Galician Puppet Museum, with a well-known exhibition of puppets from all over the world.

Gastronomy in Lalín, apart from the cocido (stew)

This is a gastronomic fair that pays tribute to the cocido, a typical dish of Lalín. However, during your visit to this beautiful town, you can try other typical local dishes:

  • Carne richada: this is prepared with veal cut into small pieces, sautéed with garlic, onion, sweet paprika and a little wine. It is usually served with fried potatoes.
  • Leche frita: this is one of the most popular local desserts. It is a thick dough made with flour cooked with milk and sugar, then cut into portions and fried. It can be served with sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on top.

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