Oliveira de Frades is the National Chicken Capital, a name which is greatly due to the fact that Portugal’s poultry sector is strongly rooted in the town.
Besides being a pioneer in creating range chicken, Oliveira de Frades has been the scene of several avian events over the last few years. The Annual Festival, including gourmet chicken shows, combining with strength with a variety of performances and cultural attractions, from music to sports.
This year, the event is strengthened with the pronouncement as the capital free-range chickens. The proclamation as National Chicken Capital was made in the 15th Chapter of the Confraternity of Lafões.