The town of Coín is preparing to celebrate the twenty-second edition of the Fiesta de la Naranja, which takes place on Sunday 20 May. The festival of the orange, which was declared a festival of cultural interest by the Diputación de Malaga in 2004, coincides with the harvest of the local oranges.
This popular festival is the best time to taste drinks, savoury dishes and desserts made with the famous oranges of Coín.
The event serves to promote tourism in the town, highlighting local gastronomy, ceramics and artisan products typical of the town. Visitors can sample traditional dishes, such as potato, cod and orange salad, or the local delicacy, roscillo frito, a sugar coated, orange flavoured doughnut.
The highlight of the festival is the arrival of the traditional Sopa Coinera, a soup of potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, bread and garlic. This tasty soup was once the staple diet of land workers and it is a reflection of the high quality produce grown in and around Coín.
There will also be musical performances and competitions, including the best homemade orange-based dessert and the best photograph.
Beginning at 11am, the festival is held in the Plaza de la Alameda and the Plaza Bermúdez de la Rubia.