Handicrafts, local foods, demonstrations, workshops, and musical performances to celebrate the local traditions
– May 26, 2023
Located on the Algarve hills, the idyllic town of Monchique is hosting the second edition of the local food festival “Vamos à Vila” this Saturday, May 27, from 11am to 11pm, and Sunday, May 28, from 11am to 9.30pm.
“Vamos à Vila” will feature handicrafts, local foods, demonstrations, workshops, and musical performances. According to the Municipality of Monchique, the festival was created as “a celebration of local traditions”.
The town will be divided into seven “villages” during the weekend festivities: Chorões, Largo, Crianças, Misericórdia, Igreja, Marcado and Gallery.
Numerous activities will be held in each of the “villages”, located in the main neighbourhoods of the old town of Monchique, including exhibitions, traditional games, knitting and crochet workshops, live performances, and music for everyone to enjoy.
Over 100 exhibitors coming from the Algarve and Alentejo regions will have their local produce featured in the various restaurants and taverns across town.
Visitors will be able to purchase local sausages, peanuts from Aljezur, and Alentejo cheeses, as well Medronho firewater and the rich cuisine of Monchique, among many other products and souvenirs.
There will be live entertainment on the streets of Monchique during the weekend event, and one of the highlights of the programme will be a performance by Portuguese Fado singer Camané on Sunday, May 28, at 6pm on the Largo da Igreja.
Admission is free, and there will be a free parking area available at the town’s entrance. From here, a complimentary little train will transport visitors into town.
The event’s full programme can be viewed here.
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