III Estepona World Ham Contest

III Estepona World Ham Contest

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Estepona Ham contestOnce again Estepona’s Paseo Maritimo becomes the ham centre of the world when, from 10 to 15 August the town hosts the III World ‘Jamon’ Contest, giving visitors the opportunity to taste the best Jamon and other Iberian pork products.

This year the thousands of visitors will be treated to some new activities as well as a programme of concerts including: singer Javier Ojeda kicks off the music on Wednesday 10 August. Thursday 11 it is the turn of singer/songwriter Queco. Young duo David and Fer, better known as DMEI are in charge of entertainment on Friday 12. Fresh from the TV show ‘Se Llama Copla’ singer Laura Gallego provides some traditional Spanish song on Saturday 13. Rounding off the cycle of concerts on Sunday 14 is Operacion Triunfo talent show star Hugo Salazar,a fitting finale to this great event. Concerts begin at midnight except Hugo Salazar, who comes on stage at 10 pm.

The event, which is organised by Estepona Town Hall in collaboration with local professional ham cutter José María Téllez ‘Popi’, and with the support of the Malaga provincial government’s ‘Sabor de Malaga’ initiative, will see more than 50 of Spain’s top companies in the ham and pork products sector.

Occupying a kilometre and a half of the town’s promenade between Avenida Juan Carlos I and The Port, the stalls are open for tasting and purchases from 8 pm until 2 am on each day.

Estepona Jamon contest

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