The tents were up- show time!
Whenever there’s a fair or an event, a sea of little white tents mushroom along the riverside at Tavira. Usually it’s confined to one bank of the river, alongside the gardens. When I saw tents lining both river banks, I knew something big was happening. The second Mediterranean Diet Fair had come to town!
Some of the products on display didn’t quite fit with my idea of healthy eating, but it’s all about selling as much as you can of locally produced goods. You’ll see what I mean.
It’s not just food. There are all kinds of things to buy. Owls, for instance!
The local shopkeepers are not always so keen on these events. They take away precious customers. But most people are happy to browse a little.
I hope you enjoyed your Saturday browse round the shops and stalls. The fair was accompanied by entertainment every evening too. What a treat! The Eastern Algarve usually is, I find.