All the fun of the fair

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The festival of San Agustin, patron saint of Mojacar, takes place on Sunday August 28 and as usual the town will be celebrating in style with a king-sized knees-up running from Friday 26, until Monday.

The fun-packed event typically offers something for everyone, with activities ranging from the usual dancing and drinking to sports competitions and games. 

Most noteworthy in terms of local traditions is the floral offering, for which local women dress up in typical Mojacar dress and carry water and flowers from the fountains up to the church in procession.

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Flowers will be on sale as of 9am on Friday outside the church, with the procession set to leave La Fuente at 7.30pm accompanied by the municipal music band.

Other things on the agenda for Friday include an online games competition from 10am to 1pm for those aged between eight and 14, who must sign up today on Thursday August 25 at the Guadalinfo Centre in the municipal multiple use building to take part.

Rockets will be let off each day at noon just to make sure everyone is awake and ready to party, then the festivities begin on Plaza Nueva as of 2pm. 

Saturday promises to be sporty with races and a paintball competition. Children race at 6pm and adults at 8pm and the paintball, for 14 to 20-year-olds, will be at 7.30pm with sign up at the Culture department offices.

Children’s rides on Plaza del Fronton will be half price from 8.30pm onwards on Saturday.

Sunday will see a religious mass at noon and a procession at 1pm and the spectacular horseback ribbon races will light up La Fuente at 6pm.

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