Mouth-watering sweets

With so many gastronomy-oriented events taking place in the Algarve, it may be financially draining to attend them all. However, Mexilhoeira Grande’s 12th Show of Arts and Flavours of Our Land (Mostra de Artes e Sabores da Nossa Terra) boasts free admission and is a great opportunity to explore the Algarve’s traditions in their many forms.

It will take place this weekend (August 17 and 18) at the church square from 6pm to midnight each day, with many stallholders selling regional products, from mouth-watering cakes and sweets, honey, liquors and other foods, to arts and crafts.

The event will also include performances by local rhythmic gymnastics and karate groups as well as live music, accordion playing and theatre.