National Agriculture Fair at Santarem

Agriculture Fair at Santarém, National

10 days beginning first Friday in June
The most important agricultural fair in Portugal is held for 10 days in June each year at SantarÉm, capital of the rich agricultural province of Ribatejo. Although the focus of the Ribatejo Fair is on farming and livestock breeding, there is also a colorful program of bullfighting, folk singing, and dancing, as well as a procession of campinos, or bull-herders. Many other European countries exhibit farm animals and machinery at the Feira Nacional de Agricultura . SantarÉm is also the site of an annual gastronomy festival in October, which focuses on traditional cooking from all over the country.
CONTACTS:
Ribatejo Tourist Office
Campo Emilio Infante da Camara
Casa do Campino
Santarem, 2000-014 Portugal
043-33-33-18
www.ribatejo.com/ecos/linguas/english.html
SOURCES:
IntlThFolk-1979, p. 312
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