Monchique festival

Visitors were out in force over the weekend buying traditional meats and sausages at the sixteenth annual sausage festival in Monchique.

Cakes, liquors, cheeses and, of course, sausages were all available to buy at the popular fair which attracts many foreign visitors each year.

Despite the current economic crisis, vendors at the fair said that trade was not down this year, citing the high quality and speciality of their products as reasons for their continued popularity.