Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Festa in Force

Fire juggler, Force
On Sunday evening we went over to Force to the 'festa'. Basically a harvest festival, every town seems to have one sometime in August or September, celebrating their local specialty.

Force is well known for their traditional copper beaters. There are only a couple of little old men still making copper pots, stills (yes it's legal to distal your own alcohol here), and other items. There were little food booths set up all over the town, a few people selling jewelry.

One of the churches had an amazing model of the town and of the old crafts practiced here set up in their basement.

There was also some entertainment, singers, dancers, live folk bands, this fellow that juggled fire and did a mime act and one on impossibly tall stilts who danced. That was an amazing feat to dance on stilts on steep cobblestone streets!

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