Albufeira autumn fair

Albufeira autumn fair to be held at local marina

Fair is being moved to new location

Albufeira’s autumn fair ‘Feira Franca’ is returning between November 29 and December 3 after a three-year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The fair is moving from the area near the local bus terminal to a new space near the marina, which has “hosted highly successful events throughout the summer, offering good infrastructure, accessibility, and parking,” the local council says.

Like other autumn fairs in the Algarve, the event features vendors selling everything from clothing and footwear to household items and toys, as well as rides like carousels and bumper cars.

There will also be a variety of food to enjoy, such as churros, cotton candy, popcorn, and local products to purchase at reduced prices, such as honey and dried fruits.

“The first Feira Franca was held in the 17th century in the square of São Sebastião Church and was highly popular because it exempted traders from taxes, just as it does today,” said Albufeira Mayor, José Carlos Rolo.

Ricardo Clemente, the councillor in charge of Fairs and Markets, is confident that the new location will be a success.

“I believe that both merchants and visitors will be very satisfied because the location has all the conditions for everything to go well, increasing the attendance and satisfaction of those who visit the event,” he said.

By Michael Bruxo

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