Mediterranean Diet Fair returns to Tavira

The Mediterranean Diet Fair will be returning to Tavira between Thursday, September 7 and Sunday, September 10.

Held in the town’s historic centre, along the Gilão River and on the hill of Santa Maria, the event features a varied programme with concerts, culinary demonstrations, markets selling local produce and plants, conferences and debates, restaurants serving special dishes and much more.

Musical guests will be Portuguese Pop-Fado band Deolinda (Thursday), Spanish Flamenco star Miguel Poveda (Friday), Fado singer Raquel Tavares (Saturday) and Soul/Funk group HMB (Sunday).

All concerts begin at 10.30pm at Praça da República.

The event’s full programme can be found online in English at

Readers may recall that the Mediterranean Diet was considered World Intangible Heritage by UNESCO in 2013.

It includes the daily consumption of bread, pasta or rice, vegetables and fruit. Olive oil should be the main source of fat, and a moderate consumption of fish, white meat, dairy products and eggs is recommended. Sugar and red meat should be rare indulgences.

Physical activity, water and a moderate consumption of wine are also important parts of the diet.