Tenerife hosts the 5th Tricontinental Crafts Fair from October 27 to November 4, 2018, at the Tenerife Fairgrounds. This international fair of biannual character and organized by the Island Council of Tenerife, aims to promote and disseminate the artisanal manifestations that occur on both sides of the Atlantic, configuring Tenerife as an intercultural bridge between the peoples of Latin America, Africa and southern Europe.

The important assistance of artisans of diverse origins, the great variety in the products and techniques exhibited and the good acceptance of public and sales have meant its consolidation as one of the most important and popular events in the calendar of fairs that are held at a regional level and it means the highest concentration of foreign crafts of how many are celebrated in Spain.


If there is any country that would be interested in participating at the event officially as a country, the organization would offer them the booth for a discounted rate. Contact:  luisisbal@tenerife.es for further info.


The dates of celebration of this event are those from October 27 to November 4, 2018. 

It will be located in the multipurpose room of the Tenerife Trade Fair Center, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, with an area of ​​12,000 m².

Visitors can visit the fair at the following times:

Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Rest of days, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tenerife is the largest of the seven islands that make up the Canary Archipelago; it is located between parallels 28 and 29 N and meridians 16 and 17 O, slightly north of the Tropic of Cancer, and occupies a central position between the islands of Gran Canaria, La Gomera and La Palma.

The island is just over 300 km from the African continent and about 1300 km from the Iberian Peninsula 2 It has 2,034 km of surface and a curious triangular shape, rising in its center the gigantic Pico del Teide, which with its 3,718 meters of height is the highest point of all Spain. Its population ascends to almost 900,000 inhabitants.

It will take place in the International Center of Fairs and Congresses of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, an enclosure designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava and located on the Avenida de la Constitución, in front of the César Manrique Maritime Park and close to the Tenerife Auditorium. The Sample will be developed in the large ship, occupying an area of ​​12,000 m².


The Fair has the participation of 170 artisans from America, Europe, Africa chosen through a selection process that will prioritize the professionalism, quality and design of the product, participation in national and international events, awards and distinctions received.


Deadline for presentation for artisans not resident in the Canary Islands

These artisans will have a deadline until April 30, 2018 .

Deadline for presentation to artisans living in the Canary Islands

Interested artisans will have a deadline to apply from April 18 to May 14  (both inclusive)

The request instances, duly completed, must be addressed to the Insular Councilor for Employment, Trade, Industry and Socioeconomic Development and presented in the General Entry Register of this Island Council or its Auxiliary Registries.


In the links at the end of this page you can download the Bases and Application for participation in these fairs, organized by the Cabildo de Tenerife. 


In this edition, crafts belonging to the countries of Colombia and Cape Verde will have greater relevance.


The Fair will feature a series of cultural and musical activities, parades, traditional food, as well as other proposals from the exhibiting artisans themselves.


During the development of the Fair the celebration of the following contests will take place:

Best Decorated Stand  that will recognize the creative effort of the artisan in achieving an attractive assembly for the exhibition and sale of his production.

Ibero-American Handicraft Museum Award that will recognize the quality of the handicrafts presented, either by their designs or by the construction techniques and materials applied.

Instagram contest that will reward the best representative photographs of the 5th Tricontinental Crafts Fair. 

Informative dossier of the last edition of the Tricontinental Crafts Fair 2016 


DOCUMENTATION (for artisans not resident in the Canary Islands)

Technical Sheet 5th Tricontinental Crafts Fair 2018 

Participation requirements 5th Tricontinental Crafts Fair 2018

Application form for non-resident artisans 

DOCUMENTATION (for artisans residing in the Canary Islands)

Bases for artisans living in the Canary Islands

Application form for resident artisans

Call for Applications for Hosts for ‘Bring Your Own Chair’ Residency