São Marcos da Serra hosts ‘folar’ fair

São Marcos da Serra hosts ‘folar’ fair

Small town famous for its delicious Easter cake

 Portugal’s delicious Easter cake will take centre stage at São Marcos da Serra’s ‘Feira do Folar’, taking place between April 15 and 17.

The small rural town in Silves is known for its mouthwatering bread and ‘folar’ and hosts the event every year, shining the spotlight on the traditional sweet ‘folar’ made with cinnamon and fennel and decorated with a boiled egg.

However, the event also features a variety of different takes on the traditional recipe as well as local sweets and liqueurs such as the iconic ‘Medronho’.

The goal is to “promote the borough’s inland and popular culture, namely the parish of São Marcos da Serra”.

Also planned are concerts, religious celebrations, performances by choir groups, dances, traditional games, an exhibition focusing on the Algarvensis Geopark – which brings together Loulé, Silves and Albufeira – and a variety of street entertainment.

The fair begins at 11am and runs until 8pm on April 16 and 17 and 8.30pm on April 18. Admission is free.

By Michael Bruxo
michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com