March brings wine, music and all the fun of the fair

algarve jazz in the cellar

March has arrived and the Algarve continues to surprise visitors with its breadth in choice of events.

Jazz in the Wine Cellars has been running throughout the winter and March is kicking off in the cellars of Herdade Barranco do Vale, Messines. Cool Manouche will be playing on March 6 and 7 whilst guests enjoy tapas and, of course, wine tasting. All this is included in the entrance fee of €12, together with a bottle of wine and vouchers to visit Silves castle and the town’s archeological museum.

These jazz events will continue until the end of May with tickets available from bol, FNAC, Worten and even the local post office (CTT).

For those who are interested in all things culinary, Monchique is holding its 27th Traditional Sausage Fair (Feira dos Enchidos) this weekend, March 6 and 7. 

Taking place in the town’s large hall, there is parking with admission to the fair being free. Visitors will be able to try all manner of sausages (made predominantly from pork) along with other local fare such as roasted pig on a spit, roasted kid with plums, local honey and medronho (flavoursome fire water). There will be stalls selling handicrafts and local groups, such as the Scouts, will also be present.

The fair will be open from 10am until 10pm with a concert each evening to get your toes tapping.

Starting in Lagos, on Saturday March 7, The Villages Art Experience takes visitors on a tour of public modern art that enhances local communities and, at the same time, offers the visitor the chance to discover rural Algarve. The tour includes a light meal and highlights the history of communities in low density areas.

The tour starts at 10am and ends at 5pm and costs €20 each. Tickets can be bought online via Ticketline or directly from LAC (the tour organisers) reserving your place via telephone +351 282 084 959 or contact them by email at

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