The 'feria de muestras' is an annual event in Vegadeo. This is a medium sized town which sits at the bottom of the Eo estuary on the Asturias/Galicia border. The agricultural fair is combined with the town's musical fiesta, so there are animals and farm machinery during the day, and music and dancing by night.
It costs €3 to get in and you can wander round lots of farm machinery as well as lots of stalls selling local produce. There are local crafts and home produced food, and the best bit is that all the stalls let you taste their produce. A great appetizer before lunch!! And of course there are plenty of places to eat the usual fayre - Octopus, Chorizo, Criollo sausages, boiled ham, grilled Pork rib and Padron Peppers.
The animals are always a great favourite and this year, in addition to the huge collection of cows and bulls, there were horses with their foals, pigs and piglets and several puppies. Sadly there were no donkeys this year! There is a show parade for the huge bulls with prizes for the best turned out.
This year the 'feria de muestras' coincided with the flower carpets in Castropol, but this is not always the case as the date for Corpus Christi move each year. Next year Corpus Christi is on the 30th May (Thursday) so the flower carpets will be on the 2nd June. The agricultural fair and fiesta in Vegadeo will be the following week. This will help you plan your stay at Granero del Burro.