Mallorca's famous pottery fair
In the second week of March the "Fira del Fang", Mallorca's famous pottery fair starts again in Marratxi. The event attracts 100,000 visitors a year who are interested in Mallorca's traditional pottery. 300 years ago, the potters from Pòrtol and Sa Cabaneta made a name for themselves with their handicrafts. With the white clay from the "Pou des Coll" fountain and the red clay from the "Can Guidet" caves, they made plates, jugs and bowls for the preparation and storage of food. Feeding troughs and water tanks for animals were also made from ceramics.
Live shows, pottery classes and music
The motto of this year's "Fira del Fang" is "ceramics and international cuisine". In addition to the traditional pottery from Pòrtol and Sa Cabaneta and exhibitors from other places on the island, some of the 40 stand operators also come from the mainland of Spain. Visitors can look over the shoulders of artisans and try themselves out on the potter's wheel. A wide range of pottery is available on the stands and in local shops. There is also traditional music and dance by the Xeremiers as well as various concerts.
Catch a mini train to the pottery museum
A mini train (free for visitors) connects the exhibition site with the pottery museum and some pottery workshops in Pòrtol and Sa Cabaneta. You can get off and get on at several stops which are in the immediate vicinity of craft workshops and in front of the Museu del Fang, which is housed in an old mill.
Showroom in the Mallorca Fashion Outlet
For the first time this year the Fira del Fang has its own showroom in the Mallorca Fashion Outlet in the former Festival Park in Marratxi. There you can see ceramics of traditional and modern pottery artists from Mallorca. Until 27 March, you can combine your shopping tour with a visit to the exhibition, daily from 12 to 20 hrs.
The Fira del Fang takes place from 7th to 15th March at the Esplanada de Veronica (in front of the church of Sant Marçal). Mo-Fr from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays non-stop from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.