The Rooster Fair

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Through the Ministry for Economic and Tourist Promotion, the town council of Arteixo has celebrated the “Christmas Rooster Fair” since 1992, an event known as the Rooster Fair.

Since its beginnings the date was set on the last Saturday before Christmas Eve. This year it is on 22nd December, when the fair will celebrate its 21st anniversary and mark its place as one of the best-known events in A Coruña in which gastronomy, commerce and leisure are brought together.

Like any other Saturday, sellers and stall-holders come to Arteixo to offer their products. However, on this particular day there are many traders who bring roosters they have reared themselves, some of them coming from afar just for this fair. All the sellers of these free-range roosters enter a competition in which the jury chooses the best specimens according to their own criteria. Cash prizes are awarded in a public ceremony. The master of ceremonies in 2012 was the Galician comedian Sergio Pazos.

 In addition, the Rooster Gastronomic Sessions were held in 2012, in which 7 establishments in the catering industry participated: Ek Chuah, Bata de Guata,  O' Anduriña Restaurant, O Mesón de David, La Brasería de Arteixo, Barr Vinoteca and Café de Fábula. These establishments offered clients dishes and tapas made with free-range roosters, a typical treat at Christmas time.

The objective of this event is to celebrate and promote the typical gastromony of homes in Arteixo at Christmas time.

Programmme on V Televisión " A mochila do viaxeiro" about the fair

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