The Market of the Gaite is a historical commemoration of folk traditions, a festival that sees 4 Gaite of the city to organize their own markets independently and competed to win the prize consecrates the historical interpretation of this fact more faithful to the Middle Ages.
The city comes alive during the days of the festival of shops noise, taverns everywhere.
Four ancient medieval crafts reopen their doors and take over the activities:
The paper mill: production site of "cotton wool paper", made with pulp derived from rags. The work stages that allow to create the sheet of paper are: the selection, the maceration and the reduction in the slurry of tissues, drying, sizing, and the final calendering.
The candle factory: the old workshop where they make candles of pure beeswax: the wax is melted in a copper cop before being cast on hemp wicks. The candle slowly takes shape and through a clever twist you get the "duplero", singular artifact characterized by double flame and twice the life.
The Silk Factory: provides insight into the silk production cycle, from breeding silkworms on mulberry leaves for reeling cocoons, until the twisting of the wire through the great machine of the "twister". The Minting money factory: where the process of creating two of the coins in circulation in Bevagna in the fourteenth century is rebuild: the money "Cortona" and money "Perosino". The ancient art of "coin money" is revived through various phases: copper and silver smelting, punching and whitening to give the metal the purchasing power of the medieval coin.
The streets are crowded with "bevanati" that , in period costumes , live the daily life of their ancestors eating , working , playing just like them .
The city is divided into four Gaite ( Gaita San Giorgio , San Giovanni Gaita , Gaita Gaita San Pietro and Santa Maria ) that by participating in four races , the market race , the culinary race; competition crafts , shooting sports competition win the "Palio della Vittoria" .
trong spirit of belonging to the gaita that makes very interesting competitions and stimulates continuous improvement of the proposals of gaite in the various sectors .
The Market of the Gaite is ranked today among the most important historical events of Umbria and is part of the Regional Historical Events Association .