Welcome to Classic Penedès Wine Country

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What's happening in Penedes?
There is so much going on in Penedes and the surrounding counties, especially at weekends, that we would need a newspaper to tell you it all. All year round, hundreds of small towns and villages organising excursions and sporting events, medieval and traditional craft fairs, classic motorbike and car meetings, human tower competitions and festa majors, food and wine fairs, concerts, dances, bike runs and balls...
So, why not come and participate, and if you really want to discover southern Catalunya and its wines, we will take you to the wineries and places of interest no other guide can.


Southern Catalunya Cultural Event Calendar
all dates are orientative.
Penedes Cultura, Activitats Culturals del Penedes
el 3 de 8 Penedes news in Catalan
Friends of Cavas Nadal, wine pairings and events
Cal Blay enogastronomy calendar

January
Calçot Season starts, Valls/Alt Camp calçot eating contests.
Tres Tombs, horse parades, big, small, Zorro look alikes, draught horses, wagon trains, cowboys...different town every Sunday.
www.federaciotrestombs.cat/calendari.php Jan 17 Vilanova, Jan 20 Vilafranca, Jan 27 Calafell/Montblanc
2/5 Arts, Crafts & Natural market, Pl. Santa Maria, Vilafranca del Penedès.
6-8. Agricultural fair Batea, Terra Alta
Olive oil fair, Les Borges Blanques. Llerida. 3rd wkd
Ruta del Xato,
Fira de l'Espluga, L'Espluga de Francolí, Conca de Barbera.
Sant Vincenc de Calderes, Winter Festa Major, trains direct from Barcelona. Last weekend of January
Festa Major Sant Pau d'Ordal, plaques de cava, cava cap collectors fair
Fira intercomarcal d'Oli d'Oliva, Mora la Nova, Ribera d'Ebre
Festa dels Traginers, Balsareny, Bages. rural demonstrations, traditional market
19 Cava Jazz, Guardiola de Font Rubi, Penedès. Manel Camp Jazz Quartet

Febuary
More Tres Tombs,
www.federaciotrestombs.cat/calendari.php
Xatonadas Populars, Winter Festa Majors and Carnivals a different town every Sunday
Garraf - Penedes Challenge, Unio Ciclista Vilanova
Carnival Sitges - Alt Penedès, 3rd wkd
Amposta artichoke festival, Baix Ebre/Ebro Delta
Reus Jazz Festival, March 15 - 25,
16 Cava Jazz, Guardiola de Font Rubi, Penedès. Big Band Jazz Maresme

March
Every weekend Mountain Bike competitions, Classic car& motorbike outings
Tour de Catalan Road Bike Racing
Barcelona - Sitges Classic Car Rally, 2nd weekend
Nature fair, Lleida
Reus Jazz Festival
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Cava Jazz, Guardiola de Font Rubi, Penedès. Los Kokodrillos, New Orlean
Cava Jazz, Guardiola de Font Rubi, Penedès. Cavas Ferret, El Molí Tours
19 Jan Manel Camp Jazz Quartet
16 Feb. Big Band Jazz Maresme
15 March. Los Kokodrillos, Ragtime
26 April. Morning Singers in the Fields, Gospel

Cava Jazz is a season of jazz concerts in the charming town of Guardiola de Font Rubi, now in its tenth year. Guardiola is tucked into a very scenic (and normally very quiet) corner of Penedès wine country. The town and surroundings are extremely well endowed with excellent wineries and wine makers. Accommodation is available in a number of attractive traditional "masias" farmhouses.
We propose you make a weekend visit to Penedès. Arrive at accommodation and get a look around before we meet in Guardiola. Our first stop is comprehensive visit of the Ferret family winery. Their exceptional products include gran reserve Cavas and wines. From here we walk to Cal Pau Xich restaurant for a tasting supper pairing 4 wines and cavas with traditional gastronomy of the region. After supper we cross the street to Cava Jazz and enjoy the preformance of well known Jazz artists accompanied by a refreshing glass of cava Cava included.


April


Medieval fair, Montblanc,
Conca de Barbera, 18 - 22 April
Tradicional popular picnic/Aplec, Valldosera
Start of Casteller season
Medieval Festival Montblanc, Conca de Barbera, 18 - 22
Dia del Graller, Catalan Pipers. Pl Santa Maria, Vilafranca. 20 - 22 April
Formula 1 motorracing, Montmelo tickets 93 571 97 71
www.circuitcat.com
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Cava Jazz, Guardiola de Font Rubi, Penedès. Morning Singers in the Fields, Gospel

 
Wine fair in Falset, Priorat, Ist weekend of May

May
1st Wkend
DO Priorat Wine Fair, Falset
Classic Motorbikes Show, Santa Oliva
Trans Catalunya Probike Club 93 419 78 89,
www.probike.es/
April fair, Cunit, 2nd largest in Catalunya
Crafts and Historic Trades fair, Bellvei
Font Rubi (Guardiola) Fair, wines, casas, local products...
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Festival of Honey, Arnes, Terra Alta, music, honey tastings, wine tastings, festival market.
Corte Ingles Marathon, Barcelona city
May Fair, Vilafranca, carneval, horse jumping competition, artesan stands, agriculture show
Start of Castell (Human Towers) season, second weekend + of May
www.castellersdevilafranca.cat
Triathlon. Costa de Barcelona-Maresme starts in Calella at 8.00h
1.900 mts swimming, 90 km on bike and 21 km on foot in 4 hours
13 Oyster Festival, L'Ampolla, Delta del Ebre, 2.500 kilos of Oysters
14/18
Trapezi, Circus Fair in Reus www.trapezi.org/
26/28 Wine Fair DO Tarragona,
Festa de la bicicleta, Vendrell, bike extravaganza
Sitges Theatre festival
 
June
Mercat de Mar, Calafell
5/6 ECOVI, Ecological wine and food fair, Castellvi de la Marca, 93 891 80 77
5/6 Enviromental Fair, Fira del Medi Ambient, Tàrrega
7 Peach market Subirats and Sant Pau d'Ordal
Medieval market and exhibition, Castellet
Mediona Beer festival,
Harley Davidson International, Calafel
Cherry festival, Paüls, Terra Alta
Sant Juan, schools out, first day of summer, party, party, party and fireworks everwhere


July The Fiesta Major season kicks off, every village will have fireworks, balls, open air suppers, bring your dancing shoes
International Enotourism Meeting, Vilafranca del Penedes
ViJazz '08 Vilafranca del Penedès July 3, 4, 5,
excellent line up of top international jazz artists, free concerts & great wine fair/tastings till 01.30h
5/6
Medieval Batea, Terra Alta. 977 43 00 03
Pau Casals, International Music Festival, Baix Penedès,
www.vendrellturistic.com
Fiesta del Cava, Prades, (Baix Camp) 5,000 bottles of Cava flowing from the town
fountain.
Renaisance fair Tortosa 500 actors, 3,000 citizens, shops, restaurants and activities in splendid Renaisance dress.
Internacional Fireworks Competition, Blanes, Costa Brava,
 
August
Fiesta Majors
Mas i Mas Jazz festival. Liceu Boite, Jamboree, Jazzroom, Teatre Victoria
Hunting fair, Guardiola de Font-Rubí.
www.font-rubi.org
The Siege of Miravet, the last strongholod of the Knights Templars 1307/8
Paella popular Pontons
20 Wine Bike race, Cursa del Raïm, Santa Fe - Font Rubi - Sant Quenti
Festa Major Vilafranca, last weekend

September
Popular picnic at Castle of Mediona
Rockabilly festival Calafell
Festa Filoxera, Sant Sadurni, Festa Major at the capital of sparkling wine
Grape pressing competition, Sant Marti Sarroca, 2nd Sunday
European bicycle day, Pedelada Verda,

October
Wild Mushroom and Grape Harvest Fair Season
Sitges International Film Festival
http://sitgesfilmfestival.com/
Casteller competition, Tarragona, every even year...2010, congratulations Castellers of Vilafranca,
Junior Mountainbike test, Tot vici en bici 4a Prova BTT infantil contact Lluis Pons 93 8180554
Terrània, Festival Internacional de Ceràmica, Montblanc, Conca de Barbera. 977 86 00 09
Cava Tast,/Setmana del Cava, Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, 2nd weekend october
http://www.cavatast.cat/
Pontons 2 day mountain bike marathon,
www.metalbikers.com
Harvest grape crushing festivals, Vilobí, Guardiola de Font Rubi,Torrelavit, Sant Cugat de Seisgarrigues, La Munia...
La Granada Bike Trial, 2 hour endurance
Artesan fair, Torrelles de Foix, last weekend october,
http://www.torrellesdefoix.cat/en/Fairs_Festivals.asp
Penedès highland games, Festa Arrencaceps. Sant Pere de Riudebittles,
Caixa Penedès International Tennis Open, Club Tennis Vilafranca, October - November
 
November
Fira del Bolet, Wild mushrooms, nature and crafts, popular tastings of mushrooms and casolas/stews
Festival of Most, La Rapita, Wine Festival, Tractor gymkana, tastes
Wine Film Festival
Vila Vineteca, open air Wine/gastronomy fair off Via Liatana, Barcelona 6 - 10 pm
Festa Major Sant Sadurni d'Anoia
Festa del Calamar, Salou,
Patronat Turisme Salou, 977 35 01 02
Barcelona Festival of Pocket Opera and New Creations.
www.festivaloperabutxaca.org

December
Every Saturday,
Farmers Market Vilafranca del Penedès, largest market in Catalunya
11. Prawn festival, Sant Carles de la Rapita, Delta d'Ebre. 12 restaurants + wines from Terra Alta
La Diada del Langosti
15/16 Fira de Gall/ Christmas fair, Penedès cockrels, turkeys, wine tastings, food & wine pairings, taste 20 restaurants, tortilla cooking competition, crafts and natural products, Ice skating in front of the Cathederal, Vilafranca del Penedès.
www.firadegall.es ....



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