The Algarve

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  • 1. Feira dos Enchidos

    Every year on the first weekend in March, Monchique hosts its annual cured-meats fair. The Sausage Fair is a high point on the locals' calendar and people travel from far and wide to sample cured meats, along with jams, dried fruits, liqueurs, and cheeses. It's all rounded off with traditional nightly entertainment.

    Monchique, Faro, Portugal
  • 2. Festival do Marisco

    This annual festival is a must for those who are in the Algarve in mid-August. The event, which lasts four to six days, attracts top musicians, and the food on offer features renowned delicacies from the sea.

    Olhão, Faro, Portugal
    289 090 287

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    Rate Includes: €7–€9
  • 3. Sardine Festival

    Portimão stages its renowned Sardine Festival every year at the beginning of August. It's a must for anyone wanting to try the delicious little fish and sample local cuisine while enjoying the sights and sounds of a proper Algarvian party.

    Portimão, Faro, Portugal
  • 4. Silves Medieval Festival

    The local council goes all out to make sure the 10-day Silves Medieval Festival feels like a trip back in time. Food merchants and handicraft vendors dressed in traditional garb take over the city in August. Jousting displays and falconry shows are staged, along with fire-eating, traditional dancing, and medieval banquets. Silves' steep, narrow streets are packed during this event.

    Silves, Faro, Portugal
    282 440 800

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    Rate Includes: €2 (extra charge for special events)
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