The celebration of the Provincial Contest was created to commemorate what is known as Piñata Sunday, that is, the second Sunday of Carnival. This contest was introduced in 1998 and it supposed the last innovation of the Cebreros Carnival, whose aim is promoting the Piñata celebration that along the years has become one of the most important events of the Province.
Troupes and floats from many villages of the Province of Ávila parade along Avenida de la Constitución in Cebreros, on a long route, which ends in Plaza de España. Finally, the awards ceremony takes place after the deliberation of the judges.
The success of this initiative has been growing since the first edition. Every year, there is a massive participation and it increases year by year, becoming Cebreros Carnival a cultural reference point in the Province of Ávila. It is estimated that during the Provincial Carnival there are more than 2,000 participants and more than 20,000 people who attend each year to watch and to enjoy the parade.