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Appetising Easter fair in São Marcos da Serra

São Marcos da Serra, in the Silves municipality, welcomes the 15th Easter cake fair Feira do Folar from March 29 to 31.

In this event, where traditional folk dancing reigns supreme, visitors will be able to buy traditional products such as the Portuguese Easter Folar cake, jams, honey, dried fruits, olive oil, medronho, fig brandy and teas. The fair will also showcase local artists and crafters.

The fair, taking place in the church square, opens each day at 11am and closes at 8pm.

To liven up the event and bring an extra flavour to the occasion, several dance groups will perform during the fair: on March 29, there will be performances by the Rancho Folclórico Infantil de São Bartolomeu Messines (children’s folk dance group) at 2.30pm, and the Percutunes (children playing drums) at 4.30pm; on March 30, fado singer Maria da Saudade will perform at 2.30pm while The Real Band will take to the stage at 4.30pm; on March 31 the Alentejano choral group, Grupo Coral Alentejano da Associação Comunidades, will perform at 2.30pm, and at 4.30pm is the turn of the Rancho Folclórico de Algoz.

The event is sponsored by Silves Câmara and has the support of the local Junta de Freguesia, the Serrano Football Club and the local humanitarian organisation, Associação Humanitária de São Marcos.