Rioja Alavesa Olive Oil Festival

Oyón in Avala, Basque Country

Oyón is located in the south of the historic territory of Alavas
, in the district of Cuadrilla Laguardia-Rioja Alavesa.
The community of 3000 inhabitants - first mentioned in a document in 1366 - has always lived from agriculture, above all from wine and olive growing.


From the fruits of the olive tree a fine olive oil develops, usually as Cuvee from several sorts.
Convinced of the quality of their oil, the municipality invites every year in March to a two-day olive oil festival.


At noon the event starts in the bars with a competition for the best Pincho - of course with oil from the region.
In the town hall an oil tasting takes place, in between Basque chapels play traditional music. In the evening disco.


Famous Trikitixa player: Joseba Tapia


On Sunday, the Trujal Almazara de Oyón oil mill opens its doors and shows how high-quality olive oil is made.
Around noon a big tasting of different oils takes place - again accompanied by Trikitixas chapels.


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Rioja Alavesa Olive Oil Festival
  • Location: Oyón in the district of Cuadrilla Laguardia-Rioja Alavesa
  • Date: mid-March


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