The province of Malaga thrives in September, in a very intense way thanks to the different themed parties that are in their different villages. Gastronomy and history are the main axes on which these events revolve during the weekends. So start making a plan in your agenda: You will find typical food and products, historical recreations and deeply rooted traditions to attract thousands of visitors to gastronomic or historical festivals during this month that serves as a transition between summer and autumn in the province of Malaga. Take your pick and enjoy!
The first event takes us to Ronda. They are celebrating its fair and afestival to honor of Pedro Romero, the only fair in the world dedicated to a bullfighter.
The Rondeños now have a new style of festivities to enjoy, with greater emphasis on the fair which takes place by day in the centre of the city. The main attraction of the Pedro Romero Fair in Ronda is the traditional Corrida Goyesca, or bullfight in traditional dress.
Festivals in September-Malaga
The Goyesque style bullfight has its own personality that makes it different. The unique show of this singular bullfight is combined with the two-hundred-year-old Plaza de la Real Maestranza de Caballería bull ring in Ronda. There are many elements that make the Goyesqie bullfight a special event. There is no doubt that the legendary name of Ronda helps along with its history, the more you delve the further back its history goes, together with the Romantic travellers who opened the way for enthusiasts like Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway.
The first Goyesque style bullfight was in 1954 on the 200 anniversary of the birth of the singular bullfighter Pedro Romero. It has been declared to be of National Tourist Interest in Andalucía.
In the so-called Ruta de la Pasa,(The raisin Route) which stretches from Benagalbón to Cútar, the landscape of vineyards is peppered with grapes and pastures.A chance to go tasting grapes, wine & raisins!Every year during the first week of September a big fiesta is taking place in the small villages in the surrounding areas of Malaga. It starts off in Manilva. The Fiesta de la Vendimia or the Grape/Wine Harvest Festival is a big celebration of the recollecting of grapes in the region, and attracts visitors from all over the region who want to participate in the festivities. There is one in Manilva and the other that will be happening the 8th and the 9th of September in the Pueblo of Molinilla a town that is 16 kilometres from Antequera and 60 from the provincial capital of Málaga. A good part of the Axarquia smells these days shamelessly to Muscatel wine.The party, which is celebrated on the 10Th., will start at 11 o’clock -Feria de la Pasa (La Viñuela). La Viñuela lived on the muscatel grape. In order not to forget its past and to value the still existing vineyards, this Malaga town also celebrates the last weekend of September its particular tribute to the grape. On the afternoon of Friday 22 and the night of Saturday 23. In addition to free tastings of raisins, there will be different musical performances.
The Fair of the Olive (Alozaina).
The olive from the province of Alava, the only table olive with a denomination of origin, is the main gastronomic festival of Aloziana. Between the 8th and 12th of this month, the town will host this gastronomic event with the ‘verdeo’ – or the recollection/Harvesting of the first olives of the season.The main attractions of this festival, the olive, offering you the chance to taste the first table olives of the year. Alozaina, which is the largest producer of this variety of fruit celebrates this gastronomic event with a religious tradition, the procession of the Virgen del Dulce Nombre de Maria.
Feast of the Goat Malagueña takes place in Casabermeja.
A tapa route, based on goat cheese with markets and different workshops are part of the agenda of the Goat Festival, celebrated in the town of Casabermeja since 2009. As its name indicates, this event has as a protagonist a caprine breed that today is considered one of the best on the planet. From the 15th to 17th of September you can taste dishes made from goat meat or sausages and cheese in the different restaurants of the locality. In addition, guided tours of the main monuments of Casabermeja will be possible.
The month of September is the one that more thematic events around the old Al-Ándalus that are celebrated in the province of Malaga. Within the festivities of the Virgin of Monsalud, one of the oldest historical recreations takes place in Alfarnate, popularly known as The Embassy. This is a Remembrance to history staging of Moors and Christians, it will be held on Sunday, September 10, at 6 pm next to the church of Santa Ana. The Embassy or Moors and Christians festival is held in Alfarnate, municipality of the region of the Axarquía, from the XVII century, the reconquest of the Kingdom of Granada by the Christian troops and the later expulsion of the Moorish out of the town.
The text on which the play is represented is from is a romance called Relations, the books is from an un known author, which depicts a story in three scenes that tells of the theft and conquest of the Virgin of Monsalud by the Moorish and Christian troops.
The village is transformed into a medieval town adorned for the occasion, in which it differs clearly between Christian and Moorish neighborhoods and where more than four hundred people dressed in period costumes to remember this time of history.
Luna Mora de Guaro is lighted by 25,000 candles.
In the light of 25,000 candles, several events of Andalusian airs will take place in this Village. On the 8th & 9th of this month of September during a weekend . After sunset, the streets of this town in the Sierra de las Nieves will become a genuine Arab souk, thanks to the different stalls, parades and different activities. As every year, the highlight is the music festival , with two concerts in the auditorium Starting on Friday renown groups will be playing; Zenet and on Saturday will be Chambao. The Embrujo Andalusí is the other option go back to the Andalusian past is the festival that Carratraca has every year. Known now as Embrujo Andalusí, this event also has the incentive to see an Arabic souk illuminated only by candles. Tastings, workshops, exhibitions and musical performances (in the old bullring). Also, on the Friday 8 until Sunday 10 September. The oldest medieval reminiscence festival is that of Salares, a charming village that is located on the Mudéjar Route of the Axarquía. The town, will be from 15 to 17 September it is The Andalusí Arab Festival. A medieval market, activities for the little ones and exhibitions of falconry and belly dances are some of the activities planned in this edition.
Not far from here in Mijas takes place the resistance of 70 mijeños soldiers against the Napoleonic occupation in the War of Independence The historical recreation that will be enjoyed the third weekend of this month in this municipality of the Costa del Sol. In addition to theatrical the historical episode in enclaves the Walls or the House Museum, there will be flamenco performances and a craft market both Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September.
That’s it for the first fifteen days of September, but don’t you fret there is more to come for the end of this month. I will keep you posted. Enjoy your stay with us and plan your weekends well!