Six word Saturday

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 The tents were up- show time!

The row of white tents transform the riverside

The row of white tents transform the riverside

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!

Time to eat healthy!

Time to eat healthy!

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.

With a sweet thing or two

Anyone got a sweet tooth?

As the sun goes down the atmosphere builds

As the sun goes down the atmosphere builds

It’s not just food.  There are all kinds of things to buy.  Owls, for instance!

Anyone have a weakness for owls?

Anyone have a weakness for owls?

The cork was used for larger products too

The cork was used for larger products too

And some strange things!

And there were some rather strange things!

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.

Casa das Portas is ever popular

Casa das Portas is ever popular

 

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.

Don’t forget to play Six word Saturday will you?  Cate at Show My Face is our hostess and will tell you the ‘rules’.  Have a happy weekend!

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119 comments

  1. Did we go in Karisma when I was there, Jo? It does look very inviting. That looked like a fun fair, but you’re right, it didn’t seem the food was entirely healthy! I love the owls, and the other little items for sale. You know me, I would have needed to buy another suitcase. 🙂

    1. No, not Karisma, Cathy. It may have been closed. Saved you from yourself! Though the jewellery doesn’t weigh much. 🙂 Casa das Portas has moved again and has an even bigger shop now!

      1. Oh yes, Casa das Portas. The door photographs!! or paintings, weren’t they? I wanted one of those so badly!! It would have weighed a lot more than the jewelry though. I couldn’t have fit anything else in my bag. 🙂

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