Jerez Horse Fair – Feria del caballo – dates
In this article, you’ll find the essential information about the Jerez horse fair, the Feria del caballo :
- A few words about Jerez
- The 2024 dates of the horse festival
- The programme
- Where is Jerez de la Frontera?
- Book accommodation
- Activities in Jerez
- Useful links (car hire, taxi, flight…)
- The great ferias of Andalusia
A few words about Jerez
The town is known as Jerez, but its full name is Jerez de la Frontera. In French, its name is Xerès, whose wines and vinegars have made its reputation.
This town in Andalusia is in the province of Cadiz.
This city is famous for its wines and horses, but it is also recognised as one of the capitals of flamenco. During the horse fair, you can see a number of flamenco shows.
Many of the festivities take place in the González de Hontoria park, which is the centre of the festival.
Here’s a video for a sneak preview of the festivities:
The dates of the Jerez Horse Fair 2024
Here are the dates of the Horse Fair : 4 to 11 May 2024.
A few words about the horse festival
Like the Cadiz Carnival, the Jerez Horse Fair is one of the rare festivals to be recognised as being of International Tourist Interest.
This fair has very ancient origins, dating back to the Middle Ages, in the 13th century (1284). Back then, it was a livestock fair!
The Jerez Horse Fair programme
In this link, you will find the official programme of the horse fair.
Note: I’d like to thank my friend Pat Alga for the photo credit on this page.
Where is Jerez de la Frontera?
Book accommodation in Jerez
To book accommodation in the centre of Jerez at the best price, it’s advisable to book well in advance for this time of year.
Book activities in Jerez
Jerez is famous for its horse riding, flamenco and its vineyards, which produce the famous wines (including Xerès or sherry).
A visit to the bodegas is an activity not to be missed.
And it would be a waste not to sample some of these famous wines!
Here’s a great bodega visit with wine tasting that you can book online.
Below, you’ll find the different activities you can do from Jerez.
Some useful links for those staying a few days in Jerez
Here’s a link to Avis car hire at Jerez de la Frontera airport.
From Jerez airport or train station, book a taxi. It is possible to book a taxi from the main stations and airports.
Book a plane ticket, find the best flight prices from 500 airlines.
Jerez de la Frontera, with its airport, is ideally situated for visiting Cadiz, on the Costa de la Luz. You’ll discover Europe’s oldest city, with all its treasures, monuments and beautiful beaches.
The great ferias of Andalucia:
The Malaga Feria in August
Seville Fair 2024 in April
Cadiz Carnival in February
The Spring Fair in Antequera, in June
Feria Real de Ronda Romantica, in May
Discover more of Andalusia’s beautiful sites in the Andalusia blog pages.
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