Fatacil celebrates  31 years

Lagoa’s annual arts and crafts, tourism, agriculture, commerce and industry fair, known as Fatacil, will be celebrating its 31st anniversary this year.

The fair, between August 20 and 29, will give special prominence to the Lusitano horse, with Luís Valença, one of the most renowned masters of equestrian art in Portugal, as one of the special guest riders.

The programme includes a live horse exhibition entitled Algarve Lusitano from 10pm each day, except the first day of the fair.

Meanwhile, Blood Donor Day on August 21 will hope to raise awareness about the importance of giving blood with the Western Algarve Blood Donors Association (ADSBA) providing a blood bus for donors.

On August 22, Children’s Day, the Portuguese Association of Cerebral Palsy in Faro will provide hippo therapy sessions carried out by certified physiotherapists.

Wine producers from across the Algarve will also be showing off their produce, particularly on August 24, Algarve

Wine Day.

Tickets for Fatacil this year cost five euros per person or 15 euros for a family ticket and can be purchased at the venue.