Tenerife Craft Fairs are regularly held all over the island. Unlike the markets, they are not dependent on tourists; in fact, they thrive in places tourists have not heard of let alone visit.
Crafts fairs proudly display ancient Canarian traditions passed down from generation to generation they are where local artisans who are officially recognised by the island organisation Artesania de Tenerife showcase their creative talents and sell items based on these early traditions.
At a typical fair you will find a wide range of hand made goods, including ceramics, embroidery, woodwork, and leather items, as well as jewellery. At most fairs you can also buy traditional food and drink and there may even be entertainment with locals dressed in traditional costume.
Tenerife crafts fairs are always well attended but are not the place to grab a cheap bargain. What you will get is something authentic that has not been mass-produced, something unique, and interesting.
Highlights of fairs that are still to take place this year are below, but for smaller less well-known craft fairs, you can find a whole list organised throughout the year by following this link
4th Craft Tricontinental Fair from 29 October to 6 November, Recinto Ferial, Santa Cruz.
4th Insular Crafts Fair from 18 – 20 November, Avda. Rafael Puig Lluvina, Adeje.
19th Reyes Crafts Fair from 2 – 5 January 2017 Plaza del Principe, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
By purchasing locally made items you help support the traditions and people of the island.