Every year on the 15th of August Competa celebrates a Night of Wine – Noche del Vino. The festival harkens back to a time when the men would leave the village for harvest time and not return until October. This festival was their send-off.
During the day, large shades are stretched from building to building around the Plaza de la Vendimia to provide protection from the Summer sun. The festival begins around 1.00 pm with some grape-stomping and performances of the fandangos of Completa along with traditional dances from surrounding villages. From about 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm you can sample some free wine along with migas (a traditional Spanish dish made from bread) and grapes.
In the evening there will be a market for you to wander around in selling arts, crafts and local products.
At night the festivities move to the Plaza Almijara where there is the Flamenco Festival. The square will be set up with a stage and seating area. It will be a very busy evening so it is advised to book a table from one of the surrounding establishments. They may ask for a deposit, this is normal and will be deducted from your bill.