Minister Assunção Cristas opens Mediterranean Diet Fair in Tavira

Assunção Cristas, Minister of Agriculture and the Sea, participates tomorrow, at 18:15 pm, in the inauguration of the III Mediterranean Diet Fair, […]

Mediterranean Diet Fair_10Assunção Cristas, minister of Agriculture and the Sea, will participate tomorrow, at 18:15 pm, in the inauguration of the III Mediterranean Diet Fair, in Tavira.

The Fair, which will run until 6th September, in the riverside and historic center of the city, with free entry, is part of the Safeguard Plan for the Mediterranean Diet – Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The program features attractions for all audiences, from the institutional fair, producers' market and the SlowMed International Festival, to culinary workshops, Praça da Convivialidade with restaurants, music and Mediterranean dance workshops, popular dances, nutritional and cardiology counseling, traditional games , themed exhibitions, release of editions, toys and games for children and an exhibition of Mediterranean species.

"It will be another moment of celebration of cultures and sharing, arts, valuing local products from the land and sea, meeting friends around the table, transmitting knowledge about healthy eating and behavior", stresses the Chamber de Tavira, main promoter of the event.

On the first day, between 18:00 and midnight, there will be an Arruada by Banda Musical de Tavira, Workshop of Mediterranean dances by Tradballs, fado and flamenco with Juan Santamaria, Rancho Folclórica de Tavira, Alentejo sing with Pedro Mestre and Grupo Coral “ Campaniça do Despique”, fado and sounds from Lebanon and the Mediterranean with Rabih Abou-Khail and Ricardo Ribeiro, and, at the end of the night, a popular dance by Tradballs.


Mediterranean Diet Fair_03Program for the 3rd of September, between 18:00 pm and 00:00 am:

18:00: Official opening of the Fair
Played by Banda Musical de Tavira
Organized by: CMT

Opening of the traveling exhibition on the Mediterranean Diet
Arcades of the Town Hall
Organized by: CMT

18:30 pm: Mediterranean dance workshop by Tradballs
Bandstand Garden
Organized by: CMT

19:00: Juan Santamaria – fado and flamenco
Church of the Misericordia
Organized by: CMT

Combat-physical activity
Health and Nutrition Square, Jardim das Palmeiras
Organized by: Eden Fit

Guided tour of the Mediterranean Garden
Castle Garden
Org.: APEJECM (Association for Plants and Gardens in Mediterranean Climates)

20:00 pm: Folklore Ranch of Tavira
Bandstand Garden
Organized by: CMT

21:00 pm: Pedro Mestre and Choir Group “Campaniça do Despique” – sing from the Alentejo
Praça da Convivialidade, Palácio da Galeria Park
Organized by: CMT

22:30: Rabih Abou-Khail and Ricardo Ribeiro-fado and sounds from Lebanon and the Mediterranean
Republic square
Organized by: CMT

23:45: Popular dance by Tradballs
Bandstand Garden
Organized by: CMT


Click here for the full schedule of the Mediterranean Diet Fair.