Benitachell Mitjafava Fest to celebrate locally grown beans with music, food and crafts


Benitachell Mitjafava Fest to celebrate locally grown beans with music, food and crafts. Image: Benitachell Town Hall

The Mitjafava Fest in Benitachell, dedicated to locally grown beans, offers visitors live music, food, crafts and more

The Mitjafava Fest in Benitachell is finally back after two years of restrictions. From April 12 to 24, the Benitachell bean (fav) will be honored with a program that will revolve around the municipality’s flagship product.

Every day of the week from April 18 to 24, a local restaurant will offer you the delicious typical dish water amb fava pelada for lunch: April 18 at the Pizzeria Antiquary (678429837); April 19 in Trillaora (647606784); April 20 at the Restaurant La Cumbre (966493213); April 21 at El Raconet de Celeste (662405152), and on April 22 at Ca Toni Mònica (966493636).

The main event of Mitjafava Fest, the craft fair, will take place over the weekend. The fair will be inaugurated with a parade on Friday April 22 at 6:30 p.m., then will be open all weekend with an interactive farm, shops and workshops offering traditional crafts.

There will be show cooking by renowned chefs Moncho Riquelme, from Restaurante Casa Riquelme in Alicante, and sisters Yhoana and Cynthia Gavilanes, from Restaurante Chola Gastro Javea. They will cook a tapa with beans, which participants can then enjoy with wine.

The Rock & Fava Festival will take place on Saturday the 23rd, with Smoking Souls headlining this year. Valencian artists Blat, Tesa and Arsènic will also perform.

To see the full program of activities, visit Note that some activities may require prior registration.

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