Vera’s food fair attracts record crowd

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PACKED: Vera Council reported more than 20,000 people went along to the event

THIS year’s GastroAndalucia food fair attracted a record number of visitors, Vera council reported.

The local authority put the total number of people going along to the event at more than 20,000, with sales of some 30,000 tickets for tapas and drinks in the 3,000sqm exhibition area.

Vera Trade Councillor Francisca Garcia described the fair as a “complete success”, adding, “We are super pleased with how it went, as we had a massive turnout and we are getting congratulations from all over.”

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Vera Mayor Felix Lopez highlighted the contribution the event made to the local economy, particularly at a time of year which can be somewhat slow for wining and dining businesses.

“Our aim is to support and boost trade in the area, and break the seasonal nature of the influx of tourists to our municipality, expanding the offer of activities during off-peak periods”, the Mayor said.


Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

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