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On the bridge between tradition and innovation. Feira da Serra (Mountain Hills Fair Event) of São Brás de Alportel

On the last weekend of July, São Brás de Alportel becomes the scene of a festival of food, crafts and entertainment, with the completion of the Feira da Serra, the event is already a reference in the country and a must see mandatory for those who live or visit the Algarve.
For three days, colors, skills and flavors of the mountain blend back in time, to our own roots, the stories made of traditions, legends and customs, which carve the stone with mastery, which are weaved in looms, which are painted on the screen, which bring in the corner and danced with soul.

The Feira da Serra (Mountain Fair Event) of São Brás de Alportel was born of a joint organization of the Association SPOT with the City in the summer of 1993. Sierra Cauldron (A Serra do Caldeirão) down to São Brás de Alportel, in its wealth, human and cultural heritage, visible for 3 days that are filled with food, folklore, crafts and live entertainment. This takes in approximately one hundred craftsmen from all over the Algarve and Baixo Alentejo.
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The Serra do Caldeirão hills traditional skills

In the village, you can purchase parts of the most genuine handicrafts made with materials of the region, with hands that know the mastery of time, and enjoy the great products the Caldeirão such as regional sweets, honey, brandy, liqueurs, homemade ice cream, bread, walnut, onion or seed, an endless world of aromas, flavors and textures.

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The kingdom of taste

Good food is also present at the Fair, at the Meeting Flavors of Serra do Caldeirão, with 7 dining types restaurant and 1 Portuguese Tavern, where you can enjoy the aromas and tastes of traditional Algarve and Alentejo gastronomy. Accept the invitation and be sure to taste the dishes of pork, the Xarém, chicpea dinner, soups, migas and many other snacks

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Knowledge and affairs of other times.

The site of the Handycrafts gives us a tour of the past. Live, you can watch the making of other times: the grinding of wheat, flax spinning, the work and the palm, and esparto, repairing footwear ... the traditional occupations which are a valuable cultural treasure that must be preserved passage of voracious journey of the time

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The Arts corner

In the culture's Square, there are arts and knowledge. The Algarve artists bring their works and live show his talent

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The world of make-believe

This is the area's favorite of the small. An area of children's entertainment, ready for the younger visitors, with a world of games and activities awaiting them. In this magic place, under the guidance of education professionals, children can play and learn, with many activities

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Passion for horses

In Riding, horses and riders will delight all lovers of equestrian art. Every day, different times of animation. Visitors can even make their "tipping" rodeo, which is what we call the riding baptism, for those who want to try to ride these wonderful animals

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Open door to nature

The animals have a very special place in Feira da Serra. The Animals site, our meeting the with nature, we observe and learn about some species of the region.

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The bridge between the past and the future of the cork

This is the ideal place to meet this precious raw material of nature, inviting a journey through time from the past to the future of the cork industry: from the beginning of the century, when the cork sector played a key role in economic progress of São Brás de Alportel parish who raise county in 1914, to the most innovative projects, the new challenges of Cork, in its many applications.

In this space, you can visit the manual production of cork stoppers and more interesting on the cork industry, discover new trends in cork fashion, and enjoy live, the more curious Cork Arts.

The Cork site also hosts an area dedicated to ROUTE OF CORK, an interesting thematic route that awaits your curiosity

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Carob Industry, potential and challenges

The 12s area of the Fair came in the 2007 edition, dedicated to this mysterious fruit of the Algarve: carob. Mysterious and numerous applications, the Carob site reveals the nature, tradition, industry, the challenges and potential of one of the most important Algarve industrial sectors.
Over time, the locust had many uses, having started off as a yardstick, then moving on, when using its gum, used as thickener, stabilizer, emulsifier, with multiple uses in the food, pharmaceutical, textile and cosmetics, for the use pulp, where you are sweet and prepare numerous products, and even the use of flour obtained by grinding and subsequent roasting ...
In the
site Locust site we can know why, because of its the dietary characteristics, the carob is the chocolate of the hills

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Soil management

Between tradition and innovation, this is an area devoted to agriculture, traditional art of land preparation, who lives now in future challenges. Here, you can purchase useful agricultural tools or get to know some innovative projects in the area of organic farming

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