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National Food Festival in Santarém

One of Southern Europe's biggest culinary festivals runs in October 17 to November2  at the Casa do Campino in Santarém. The festival runs from noon until 4 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. until midnight Monday to Friday, and continually from noon until midnight at weekends and the All Saints' Day public holiday of 1 November. A small entrance fee is payable. The event has grown considerably in popularity since its launch more than 20 years ago. Today it features the very best in regional cooking, as well as handicrafts (most items are for sale) and folk dancing from all over country, including Madeira and the Azores. Every part of Portugal has its day to provide a typical feast along with regional-style singing and dancing and other forms of local entertainment. 






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