The Festival Internacional de la Sierra is an event declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest, which has been held since its beginnings in the town of Fregenal de la Sierra in the province of Badajoz. This year, the event will take place from 29 July to 13 August, sixteen days in which more than 100 activities will be held.
After the suspension of the Festival in 2020 and having developed a reduced version of activities in 2021, the Festisierra is presented this year to celebrate its 40th edition with all possible enthusiasm and a format with absolute normality as in pre-pandemic times.
The organisation, which is in charge of the Grupo Folklórico Los Jateros, intends the Festival Internacional de la Sierra to be based on a dichotomy between highlighting the diverse expressions of Extremadura and the crossbreeding that comes from the exchange of cultures. As we said, among other things, the culture, tradition, crafts, folklore and gastronomy of Extremadura are highlighted. On the other hand, thanks to the exchange of cultures offered by the coexistence of international folklore groups, it allows us to have a sample of different countries in our town, being able to move for moments to those nations.
Another of the objectives that we propose during these two weeks is to contribute to the development of the economic framework of Fregenal de la Sierra, by once again holding this event which attracts so many visitors and which undoubtedly fills all the streets and squares of our town with people.
We would like to thank both public bodies and companies for the support they offer us every year and whose help is vital for the development of the Festisierra. We would also like to thank each and every one of the volunteers who selflessly collaborate so that all the activities can take place, without them, it would be impossible to carry out this event.
This year, following the line marked in previous editions, the Festisierra is intended to be a meeting point for people of all generations, developing a program that tries to cover – as far as possible – activities and events that are of interest to all ages and types of tastes, following the mantra of making an inclusive festival for the entire population.
Thus, we would like to encourage the residents of Fregenal de la Sierra and visitors to enjoy our town and the activities that we propose in this magazine that you have in your hands during these days. These activities have been designed so that we can all enjoy this 40th edition of the International Festival of the Sierra together.