Seeing the growing interest in the festival and the difficulty of hosting the already nearly 800 attendees in the same place, Bembibre decided to host two separated acts for the celebration.
The first Cultural Week takes place, which would be interrupted a year later until its reinstatement in 1990.
The problem of lack of space was solved in the early 80's when the Festival moved to the New Brothers Restaurant. With this, it was possible to increase the capacity by just over two hundred diners. The dinner was therefore dispersed on the three floors of the venue, preventing good communication and preventing all diners from attending the mantenedor speech.
The third edition of the Bembibre's Botillo Festival would be preceded by the rule that will mark the future of the gastronomic event: its celebration on the Saturday preceding the Saturday of Carnival.
Bembibre’s Botillo Festival started in 1973, with Alberto Blanco Riego being mayor. It was in the month of June, coinciding with the Exit of the Saint celebration, which is held every seven years.