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Chestnut and Orchard Contest

Chestnut and Orchard Contest

The best of the field

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Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest
  • Chestnut and Orchard Contest

The best of the field

The central Plaza Venancio Pando de Arriondas hosts the annual celebration of this veteran event already in the region. It is a meeting point for artisan producers and makers with a local and foreign public, who take home the best of the Asturian countryside.




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Every November, chestnut harvesters and orchard producers meet in the town of Arriondas in Parra, and with a large number of people, they sell a wide variety of high-quality agri-food products.

Chestnuts of the variety 'Miguelina', 'Fano', 'Pallera', 'Musina', 'Mourisco', 'Bacoa', 'Chamberga', 'Doriga', 'Grúa', 'Llanisca', 'Navexa', 'Parede' , 'Pelona', 'Rapuca', 'Valduna' and 'Vaquera'…

garden products: peppers, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, all kinds of cabbages or cruciferous vegetables (they are typical of winter and stand out especially for their antioxidant and anticancer properties), radishes...

Fabes with its great variety: 'Mandilín', 'Cinnamon', 'Castellana', 'De bocau', 'Carilla', 'Rojiza', 'Marina', 'Del cura', 'Careta', 'Maximina', 'Rosada', 'Striped' , 'Verdosas', 'Olive', 'Rice cooker', 'Roxa mata media', 'Verdinas'…

In the market we can also find honey with the PGI 'Miel de Asturias', hunting sausages, artisan cheeses better known such as Gamonéu or Cabrales and other less-seen varieties such as goat cheese with rosemary, spicy goat cheese, buffalo cheese or Casín cheese chocolates.

If we take a walk around the enclosure we will also find wooden crafts (boxes, key chains, photo frames...), leather gifts, basketry with laminated sheets, textiles...

Parres City Council organizes a series of parallel events Cultural events to celebrate for a week. A Contest of Enrame de Fuentes is called, the Prize for the "Exemplary Town of Parres" is awarded, a tribute is made to the 'Countrymen of the Year', there is a Regional Contest of Escanciadores, workshops are held for the little ones, popular amagüestu, it is enjoyed with the performance of folkloric groups... the chestnut is an ideal excuse to celebrate and meet in autumn.


Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com Copyright Ramón Molleda



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