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Cherry festivals on the Lana and VDLP

Year of past OR future Camino
2019
Looking for some information in another thread, I discovered this:

Apparently, both Covarrubias and the area North of Caceres are known for their cherries. So if you are walking the Lana or the Via De La Plata when the trees are blooming or fruiting... What a treat!
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Covarrubias even has a cherry festival in July. Sign me up!
Covarrubias:
this town, located in burgos, owes its name to the reddish caves that abound in its outskirts. the city centre, which has been declared property of cultural interest, is a wonderful example of typical castilian urban layout, with arcaded streets, and houses that have wooden structures. concerning cherry, in covarrubias it shows a smaller size than normal and there are two varieties cultivated: a bright red and another that has a greenish yellow colour with white piping.
the second weekend of july the town of covarrubias celebrates the medieval and cherry festival and their inhabitants show their banners and their best medieval costumes. covarrubias is well known throughout the province for its rich cherry harvest. during the festival the local people offer cherries, collected in the days before, to the thousands of visitors who are strolling on that weekend through the village. during these three festive days are many activities, but there are some noteworthy: the toast of doña sancha, welcoming visitors and reminding merchants and castilla is a free land and hospitable, the tribute to fernando gonzalez is another emotional act and the popular reading of the poem of fernando gonzalez in the atrium of the collegiate.

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(🤭 I like the very medieval cardboard boxes!)
 
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lt56ny

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CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
If it wasn't for this damned virus I would have been walking the VDLP in March and probably be in Caceres at the beginning of April. I love cherries uggggggg. Foiled again by this pandemic!!!
 

jpflavin1

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Year of past OR future Camino
2021
Walked through Caceres in April 2019 and I do not remember anything regarding Cherries. There was the cheese spread and the sweet breads that come around Easter time.
 
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Year of past OR future Camino
2019
Walked through Careers in April 2019 and I do not remember anything regarding Cherries
The cherry scene isn't happening in Caceres proper, put in a number of towns in the Jerte Valley, North of there:
jerte valley:
at this time of year, not only you will experience the beauty of the landscapes. if you wish it, you also will be able to attend the cherry blossom festival held in the valley during the second fortnight in march. this festival, of national tourist interest, includes exhibitions, tasting sessions for typical produce, medieval markets, open-air celebrations, music performances and guided routes exploring the "los infiernos" nature reserve and the cherry museum.

these activities, will take place in the different towns of the valley: valdestillas, tornavacas, rebollar, piornal, navaconcejo, jerte, el torno, casas del castañar, cabrero, cabezuela del valle and barrado, all of them in the province of cáceres.
 

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