Once again Estepona’s Paseo Maritimo becomes the ham centre of the world when, from the 10th to the 15th of August the town hosts the IV 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 Nuria Fergó who kicks off the music on Thursday the 10th August. Friday the 11th it is the turn of the band Calle Salvador. Pop due Lola and Blanca, better known as Las Seventies are in charge of entertainment on Saturday the 12th. Singer guitarist Salvador Beltrán is in concert on Sunday the 13th, with Rocio Cortés taking to the stage on Monday the 14th. Rounding off the cycle of concerts is Jose Manuel Soto on Tuesday the 15th of August.
The event, which is organised by Estepona Town Hall in collaboration with local professional ham cutter José María Téllez affectionately known as ‘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.