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Fiesta of the Asturcón
Piloña (West of Asturias) (Majada de Espineres)
Type
Festival of Touristic Interest
Dates
3rd Saturday of August
• Fiesta of the Asturcón or the homage to a native breed

The asturcón is the Asturian horse par excellence. For decades it has been bred and raised in freedom in the Sierra del Sueve and scares off the possibility of its extinction. This is why, each year for more than 35 a fiesta is held in its honour so that the general public can get to know it and be aware of its fantastic recuperation thanks to the resolve of the cattle breeders of the zone.


The scenario of the Fiesta del Asturcón, which is always held in the second half of August and this year falls on Saturday August 20, also involve the idyllic mountain scenery of la Majada de Espineres. It takes place there on an unforgettable day in the midst of nature and with a little of everything: an open-air Mass, the presentation of prizes, a show of branding and dressage, picnic food and lots of music and festivity in a hundred per cent Asturian atmosphere.

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• Fiesta of the Asturcón
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