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November 2021

Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo launches its website

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. The objective was to achieve an attractive web page, with a strong visual impact, easy navigation. A site with all the content to fulfil the citizens needs of knowledge about the Botillo’s Festival. It will allow people to find out about the activities included in the Festival’s program and to purchase tickets online, when on sale. The website will treasure the complete information about the event, its history, the chair people who have passed through Bembibre, the gala dinner or the literary contest. There is also a space for the Bembibre Agrofood Fair, which has been part of Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo since its origin, with a specific page that provides general information for both users and potential exhibitors. There will be data about Bembibre itself: basic services, tourism and festivals. The news section with the latest information about the event; and chronological line with different relevant moments since its origin, in June 1973. Web documentation The documentation of the web has been obtained from the book “Historical Memory of Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo”, published by Manuel Olano Pastor and edited by the Department of Education and Culture of Bembibre in 2005 (second edition 2015), as well as the official reports used by the Bembibre Town Council for the dissemination [...]

February 2021

Covid-19 forces the Bembibre Botillo Festival to be suspended for the first time

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.

February 2017

The Bembibre botillo arrives in Antarctica

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.

February 2011

Inauguration of the Bembibre Arena

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.

May 2008

Festival of National Tourist Interest

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.

November 2005

First Botillo Festival in Cape Verde

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.

December 2000

Festival of Regional Tourist Interest

It was the second most important institutional recognition for the Botillo Festival. From this moment on, it was considered a Festival of Regional Tourist Interest.

July 2000

Badge of Honour of Castilla y León

The Permanent Tourism Commission of Castilla y León valued the Bembibre City Council's proposal to qualify for the Badge of Honour of Castilla y León awards. This recognition serves to reward the relevant services provided to the tourism sector in its various forms.

February 2000

The begining of the Farm and Food Fair from Bierzo

This initiative arose in the 28th edition of the National Festival of Exaltation of Botillo de Bembibre. It was presented as a parallel activity to enrich the gastronomic event of the town of Boeza.

February 1995

Dinner is moved to the Sport Centre

The growing interest in participating in the Festival del Botillo de Bembibre made it necessary to have a space that could accommodate a larger number of diners. In 1995, the complicated challenge of taking the event out of the New Brothers Restaurant was decided.

February 1985

February 1984

February 1982

Dinner at New Brothers

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.

February 1975

June 1973

1973- First Botillo de Bembibre Festival

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.

November 2021

Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo launches its website

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. The objective was to achieve an attractive web page, with a strong visual impact, easy navigation. A site with all the content to fulfil the citizens needs of knowledge about the Botillo’s Festival. It will allow people to find out about the activities included in the Festival’s program and to purchase tickets online, when on sale. The website will treasure the complete information about the event, its history, the chair people who have passed through Bembibre, the gala dinner or the literary contest. There is also a space for the Bembibre Agrofood Fair, which has been part of Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo since its origin, with a specific page that provides general information for both users and potential exhibitors. There will be data about Bembibre itself: basic services, tourism and festivals. The news section with the latest information about the event; and chronological line with different relevant moments since its origin, in June 1973. Web documentation The documentation of the web has been obtained from the book “Historical Memory of Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo”, published by Manuel Olano Pastor and edited by the Department of Education and Culture of Bembibre in 2005 (second edition 2015), as well as the official reports used by the Bembibre Town Council for the dissemination [...]

February 2021

Covid-19 forces the Bembibre Botillo Festival to be suspended for the first time

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.

February 2017

The Bembibre botillo arrives in Antarctica

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.

February 2011

Inauguration of the Bembibre Arena

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.

May 2008

Festival of National Tourist Interest

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.

November 2005

First Botillo Festival in Cape Verde

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.

December 2000

Festival of Regional Tourist Interest

It was the second most important institutional recognition for the Botillo Festival. From this moment on, it was considered a Festival of Regional Tourist Interest.

July 2000

Badge of Honour of Castilla y León

The Permanent Tourism Commission of Castilla y León valued the Bembibre City Council's proposal to qualify for the Badge of Honour of Castilla y León awards. This recognition serves to reward the relevant services provided to the tourism sector in its various forms.

February 2000

The begining of the Farm and Food Fair from Bierzo

This initiative arose in the 28th edition of the National Festival of Exaltation of Botillo de Bembibre. It was presented as a parallel activity to enrich the gastronomic event of the town of Boeza.

February 1995

Dinner is moved to the Sport Centre

The growing interest in participating in the Festival del Botillo de Bembibre made it necessary to have a space that could accommodate a larger number of diners. In 1995, the complicated challenge of taking the event out of the New Brothers Restaurant was decided.

February 1985

February 1984

February 1982

Dinner at New Brothers

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.

February 1975

June 1973

1973- First Botillo de Bembibre Festival

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.

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