Dear citizens of Albacete:
It is a real honor for me to address all of you one more year as you are the true protagonists, architects and responsible of Albacete shining with a unique and special strength and intensity from September 7th to 17th for the celebration of our prestigious and awaited Fair in honor of the saint patron of all citizens of Albacete, our beloved and venerated Virgin of Los Llanos. A Fair that will envelop with its light, color and festive atmosphere each of the corners of this wonderful city for which we work together every day.
This year's Fair of Albacete opens its doors with a renewed image, thanks to the conservation and rehabilitation works carried out in one of the most emblematic and beloved buildings that we have in our city, such as the Fairground, to recover its original appearance and make it more attractive and functional.
A Fair with many centuries of history, declared of International Tourist Interest on its own merits and thanks to the people of Albacete, of which I feel especially proud and of which I always presume, since in addition to the infinity of quality proposals that it offers, it is an engine generator of jobs, wealth and economy for Albacete and the best letter of introduction to our city.
From the pages of this ambitious, complete and diverse Fair program I invite you to participate in the multitude of activities and events that will take place in our city during the ten intense days in which the Albacete´s Fair is celebrated.
Activities that we have programmed with affection and enthusiasm with the collaboration of the associations of the city, our best allies when it comes to building a Fair of everyone and for everyone, convinced that the neighbors of Albacete are the real engine that moves and gives meaning to our Fair and the fundamental pillar on which its marked open, participative and hospitable nature is based, which makes it unique.
I would like to thank the people of Albacete for their involvement, collaboration and constant and active participation in each and every one of the activities programmed during these days on the occasion of our internationally known Fair, as well as the added quality and warmth that they give to it, edition after edition, to which it is the biggest and unique event we have in our city, without a doubt.
In a special way, I invite you to participate in the events with more tradition and flavor the fair program of this year has so you can live to the max the explosion of popular participation that can be breathed in each of them, such as the parade of our Fair and the subsequent opening of the main door (Puerta de Hierros), the floral offering to our patron, the Virgin de Los Llanos, which this year reaches its thirtieth edition by the hand of Peña 'El Templete', without forgetting our prestigious, consolidated and recognized Bullfighting Fair, nor its intense musical, gastronomic, cultural, sports, leisure and children's programming.
I wish you a happy Fair, convinced that one more year you will show the hospitality that characterizes us and you will be the best ambassadors of Albacete and our Fair with all the people who visit us.
Receive an affectionate greeting and my best wishes for this Albacete´s Fair 2018.
Viva Albacete! Long live the Virgin de Los Llanos!
Manuel Serrano López
Mayor of Albacete