Horses, riders, flowers, Andalusian costumes... welcome to the rebujitos and fried fish party!
The Horse Fair, also known as the Jerez Fair, is held in April every year when the city is adorned with flowers, frills, carriages, horsemen, flamenco dancers and horses. After Easter, it is one of the most important holidays, so if your trip coincides with these dates you can guarantee a good time! The first Jerez fairs date back to the 14th century and even earlier, when you needed royal permission to organise them, but the importance of horses dates back to medieval times and has an Arab heritage. Today the jousts and competitions are replaced by a parades-and-rebujitos party (a typical Jerez cocktail), and do not forget the fried fish! During the Horse Fair the streets are filled with Andalusian costumes and tents where you can find true flamenco dancers.