Ancient Owl Fair | Crespina
29 September 2019
Centro storico Crespina
centro, piazze e luoghi limitrofi
The fair originates from the old country custom of breeding and training owls to use in lark hunting. September 29 coincides with the day of the Patron Saint Michael, because once the owls were sold during the festivities of that day. Over the years the fair became an owl completion. Today things have changed, but the Crespina Fair has resisted and has given the town a strong identity. In 1970, the town inaugurated a bronze statue “to the owl” and in 1996 the Breeding Centre for Owls was inaugurated, an institution that thanks to the reproduction of owls in captivity, has brought back to the town this centuries old tradition.