The Minister of Universities and Research Company, Salvador Marín, today opened the XXVI Craft Fair of the Region of Murcia (Feramur) which this year opens its doors with the goal of exceeding the 50,000 visitors.
Feramur, which starts today and runs through Sunday at the Fairgrounds Santa Quiteria of Lorca, brings together 112 artisans will display their latest creations in the 10,000 square meters in which distributed the 156 stands.
Specifically, in this important event, one of the largest craft fairs in Spain, has the presence of 69 artisans from the region, 35 the rest of Spain and eight from Senegal, Mexico, Peru, Indonesia, Thailand, Morocco, Turkey and Argentina.
Furthermore, this wide and varied craft, which combines ancient traditions with cutting-edge and innovation, complete with workshops for children and demonstrations of various crafts.
In the opening ceremony, the Minister was accompanied by Mayor of Lorca, Francisco Jodar, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Lorca, Eusebio Abellán and Feramur director, Gregorio Gonzalez
Marin said that "this new edition of Feramur makes a commitment to quality and innovation and is a perfect showcase which blends tradition with trends rooted cutting edge."
In this regard the Minister noted that "craft is a productive sector of our society, which can generate a stable and quality jobs while making the invaluable work of preserving our roots through the multitude of jobs it encompasses.
An area that combines the best of tradition with a vocation to be more competitive developments and focus on internationalization. "
This year we gather in this fair a wide range of craft products in the textile, clay, natural stone, skin or nutrition, among others.
In this way, people who attend this fair will find rugs, carpets, costumes, pottery, traditional pottery and start-ups, and furniture with modern design, all kinds of jewelry, leather, glass skin between others.
Food and craft workshops for children
Another major attraction of Feramur are about 30 artisans food industry who will participate and allow visitors to buy and taste the varied and tasty delicacies arrived from different points of geography and Spanish.
Also, as a novelty, a craftsman will demonstrate how to make juggling different as 'the Chinese poles' or 'Rio Children' and there will be craft workshops for children.
Finally, we must remember that the Chamber of Commerce holds Lorca Feramur management on behalf of the Chambers of Commerce of the Region of Murcia, and has the support of the Ministry, through the Directorate General of Trade and Craft, the City of Lorca and Cajamurcia to organize this event.