From Thursday the 10th until Sunday the 13th of June, the largest fair of Europe, except Andalusia, will propose its folk and cultural environments high coloured as well as a wide range of gastronomy and typical traditions dishes
Four days of "fiesta" in front of the Basilica
The twelfth edition of this cultural manifestation and Spanish and International festive is celebrated, like every year, in the Elisabeth Park, at the foot of the Basilica of Koekelberg, with an approximated affluence of 150.000 people.
The present edition will be organized around ten “patios”: Europa, Latino, Movida, España, Andalucía, Jacques Pivin, EuroFeria, Salsa, Infierno and Patio de los Caballos .Each Patio is the meeting point for numerous artists and “casetas”, where the gastronomy, dance and different animated activities are shining jewels
La “Portada”, which you can find in front of the entrance of the EuroFeria parameters, invites everybody to enjoy the celebration. This simulates the Arc of the Fiftieth Anniversary and it is financed by the Municipality of Koekelberg, that in addition to being the special guest of this party, who supplies the EuroFeria with services of logistic, without which the development of the EuroFeria would be impossible. At the same time, the police of Brussels collaborates to maintain the security and the order in the parameters of the fair. The decoration and the organization of the fairground, as well as of the houses, honour the traditional fairs of Andalusia: scenery with “farolillos”, strolls of horses, girls and boys dressed to the purest Andalusian style (“flamenco” dresses for women and “de corto” for men) typical dances, flamenco and a lot of elements that offer a spectacle of lights and colours, characteristics of these celebrations.
In the “casetas”, day and night, will be possible to enjoy the food, the drinks and the dances in a friendly atmosphere. The gastronomy, to the taste and Mediterranean colour, will offer a great variety of Spanish and European typical dishes: hams, shrimps, “pescaito frito” (fried fish), paella, etc. “The churros with chocolate” will close the evening. “manzanilla” brought of Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz) typical drink in all Andalusian fairs who boast of success, will reign in the EuroFeria. The cuisine of Sanlúcar, based on seafood products, will play an outstanding role in this edition.
The Fair is a familiar party, this is the reason why the activities are directed to people of all ages. The children will be able to play in the patio that is devoted to them: one “minicalle del Infierno” (ministreet of Hell) in the style of the Andalusian fairs where they can enjoy attractions of all types.
The adults will be able to try proposed typical dishes in the different “casetas” and to take advantage of the Spanish flamenco spectacles and Sevillian dances, as well as other European nationalities, without forgetting the magical horse shows.