Ron Montero Festival 2014

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The Ron Montero Festival is an annual event commemorating what was once the end of the harvest season, and celebrating the history, culture, gastronomy and local rum cocktail traditions.

It takes place in Motril (Granada, Spain) during the 6,7 and 8th of June.

In the area known as Costa Tropical, in Motril, the cultivation of sugarcane has been key for centuries. It first came with the Moorish conquest in the 10th century and continued until 2006, when the last harvest took place. This ancient tradition in the region has left an important legacy and excellent rum, and without a doubt it represents an additional tourism incentive for the Costa Tropical.

Ron Montero symbolizes that age-old heritage and this unique event aims to present Motril and Costa Tropical as the European land of sugar cane. Costa Tropical is a unique destination in the world where the ancient culture of sugar cane and rum are the stars.

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At the Ron Montero Festival you could find:

-Touristic trails to discover Motril: you will get to know its squares, parks, museums and the Ron Montero distillery. You can find monderos (traditional cane cutters) delivering cane sticks throughout various corners of the city with their small cane mills that will offer Guarapo (sugar cane juice) with Ron Montero.

-Experience the local gastronomy and cocktails with Ron Montero and their delicious evening tapas trails. You can get a virtual passport through our Rum Trail smartphone application (For Android: Ruta del Ron – Ron Montero, for iOs : Ruta del Ron – Ron Montero) , as well as great prizes. You can also vote for best tapa , best menu and best cocktail.

-Parades, Flamenco dancing, bartending workshops, concerts, art contests, film sessions and documentaries, photographic exhibitions and poetry readings are just some of the activities that you can find and enjoy at The Ron Montero Festival.

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Program:

Friday, June 6:

17:00  Amateur cocktail workshop at Oleaje.

19:00  Lecture on sugar cane in Motril at The Pre -Industrial Sugar Cane Museum.

20:00  Poetry readings on sugar cane at Patio de Armas.

Tapas Trail: routes around the various dining options in the city, with a special Ron Montero tapas tasting created for the occasion.

Night Trail: route through various nightclubs and entertainment venues in the city, while sipping Rum Montero cocktails made for the occasion. Theme parties in pubs throughout the city.

Saturday, June 7:

9:00  Fast painting contest and canvas sealing in The Motril Tourist Office and delivery before 18:00, at the same place.

10:00    Amateur cocktail workshop at Oleaje.

12:00  The Taramela Parade celebrating the end of sugar cane harvest season will pass through the center of Motril (Camino de las Cañas, Calle Nueva) and end at the square where the Autonomous Communities will have real monderos share anecdotes and experiences.

Tapas Trail: routes around the various dining options in the city, with a special Ron Montero tapas tasting created for the occasion.

Sweet Trail: route throughout different local bakeries, enjoying local sweets and desserts.

Free time to explore the Cultural Trail.

Night Trail: route through various nightclubs and entertainment venues in the city, while sipping Rum Montero cocktails made for the occasion. Theme parties in pubs throughout the city.

Sunday, June 8:

12:00 Awards ceremony for best tapa, best menu and best cocktail as rated by users of the mobile application. Contest prizes for fast painting and mobile phone photography will also be handed out.

Tapas Trail: routes around the various dining options in the city, with a special Ron Montero tapas tasting created for the occasion.

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Different kind of tickets:

General entrance with access to museums, sugarcane states, cellar and transport: 10€

General entrance + Amateur mixology workshop (friday or saturday): 15€

Musical entrance to meeting of Pulso con Púa Ciudad de Azúcar, with the show of the group Melaza: 7€

Buy tickets for the different events at Ticketea.

Follow the festival and collaborate on the social networks with the hashtags #FestivalRonMontero and #Motril, in Twitter @ronmontero or in Facebook at “Ron Montero” and “Ruta del Ron“.

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