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Wine, chestnuts and an unusual carting tradition! 

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The month of November is very special in Icod de los Vinos and an- unmissable event in the local calendar.

San Andrés is validated as one of the quintessential celebrations, where the opening of new wine and chestnut harvests is welcomed with open arms. The winery Cueva del Rey was the venue chosen for the presentation of the poster and the programme of events which in the 2017 edition incorporates the first Chestnut Festival, Visitors will be encouraged to try this fruit, with an inclusive party featuring grilled chestnuts.

The local council has initiated the procedure to have the event officially listed as of regional tourist interest. Among the main acts highlights the Chestnut Festival of the 25th; the symbolic act of the uncorking of the first bottle of the harvest of the year scheduled for the 29th; and on the 30th the great Festival of the Wines of Tenerife. Another of the star attractions is the annual carting race where the youngsters (not to mention the adults!) thorougly enjoy using their home-made “vehicles”.

This will be held on November 29th and 30th in the streets El Plano, San Antonio, Hercules, Los Franceses, El Salto, El Sol, Los Coches, San Andres and of course in the neighborhoods of the municipality. Special brochures have been prepared to explain all about this event and on the days themselves, school children will be out and about on the main streets to enlighten visitors.