The biggest festivities in Elorrio are the Ferixa Nausikoak,
which last for 10 days starting on the first weekend in September.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
First Saturday: Rocket to launch the festivities at 20:00 and drum parade at 11:00.
First Sunday: Farm produce and cattle fair in the morning.
Monday: Lunch for the cuadrillas (“crews” formed for the festivities) in Aldatsekua and games between cuadrillas in the afternoon and evening.
Friday: First idi-probak (contests in which oxen drag weights), which are then held every night until Monday.
Second Saturday: Sukalki eguna: cookery contest in Aldatsekua.
The cuadrillas dress up and decorate floats. In the evening there is a parade of floats to the square and music with a DJ.
Second Sunday: Basque rural sports, bertsolari improvised singing and Basque dancing.
These festivities take their name and derive from an 18th century agricultural produce and livestock fair. A 6-day fair was originally organised on 27 August to 1 September 1751.
It was repeated the following year and extended to the Sunday following 1 September, and has been held ever since.