On February 11th, 2023, Bembibre celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Festival of Exaltation of the Botillo. To this end, he commissioned the creation of a commemorative logo for the gastronomic event par excellence to reinforce the brand on the occasion of this very special anniversary. This creativity is intended to serve as the [...]
Bembibre’s Botillo Festival has a website, www.festivaldelbotillo.com, to promote botillo’s cultural and gastronomic event. It is a dynamic site that will be updated periodically in order to give information about each edition. […]
For the first time in history, the National Festival of Exaltation of Botillo de Bembibre has not been able to be held as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bembibre' Botillo Festival connects with Antarctica where a group of scientists and soldiers from the Army took advantage of the celebration to taste the 'king' sausage cooked with iceberg water.
The Botillo Festival begins a series of twinnings with municipalities linked to sausage or any of its ingredients. The first is with Jaraíz de la Vera (Cáceres), famous for its paprika.
Taking advantage of the presence of the President of the Spanish Football Federation as maintainer, the World Cup won by 'la roja' in 2010 came to Bembibre where it remained on display to the public and presided over the Botillo gala dinner.
For the first time, Bembibre hosts the so-called Jornadas de Pinchos del Botillo (tapas), an initiative in which hoteliers will take advantage of the celebration of the Botillo Festival to offer their customers specific tapas made with sausage.
The 18th February 2011 Bembibre’s council oficialy opened the Bembibre Arena. The Bembibre Arena emerged as a multipurpose venue, and among its non-sports uses it was proposed that it be the headquarters of the Farm and Food Fair, as it has been since the inauguration of the pavilion. For the occasion, Manuel Chaves Third Vice President of the Government attended the event.
The Secretary of State for Tourism, dependent on the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce of the Government of Spain, agreed on this day to grant Bembibre’s Botillo Festival title of Festival of National Tourist Interest.
With a symbolic character, Bembibre took his emblematic sausage to Cape Verde, within the framework of the twinning protocol between the town of Boeza and the Chamber of Sâo Domingos. He was the first international Botillo.