Since 1975, A Bandeira selects the best empanada in the country among the dozens of creations that are
year at one of Galicia's oldest and most prestigious gastronomic contests.
Currently, there are three categories:
Professionals, consisting of empanadas submitted by bakeries and restaurants.
Amateur, which includes empanadas presented by cooking enthusiasts.
Children, designed for kids between 6 and 12 years old.
It is important to note that previous registration of the empanadas is NOT required. Instead, they will
be delivered to
the organizers on the day of the Empanada Festival (Saturday) between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM.
ToAll the empanadas submitted are scored by a jury composed of professionals from the gastronomy
industry, who first
evaluate the presentation and then assess the taste through a tasting process.
After the verdict of the professional jury, the prestigious awards of the Empanada Festival are
The winning empanadas are auctioned later among the attending audience, with bids reaching up to 2,400€
for a single
empanada. The proceeds from the auction are allocated to cultural purposes and non-profit activities.