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Mouth-watering sweets at Alcoutim fair

The Algarve’s most delicious cakes and sweets will be the stars of the 11th Feira de Doces d’Avó (Grandmother’s Sweets Fair).

Taking place on March 25-26 in Alcoutim, it will showcase all manner of traditional delights, from filhós (a kind of fried doughnut sprinkled with sugar and/or cinnamon), nógados (dried fruit sweets) and folares (Portugal’s traditional Easter cakes).

There will also be folar-making (March 25) and egg painting (March 26) workshops for children, both taking place between 3pm-5pm.

Street entertainment will be provided by music group ‘Os Caprichosos’.

Organised by Alcoutim council along the town’s riverside, the event takes place between 2pm-7pm.

Admission is free.

Photo: nógados (dried fruit sweets)