Lagoa’s FATACIL Fair makes a grand return this Friday with daily concerts and horse shows

The long-awaited return of Lagoa’s FATACIL begins this Friday 19th with daily concerts by some of the biggest names in Portuguese music, as well as Equestrian daily shows, entertainment and much more!

– August 19, 2022

The municipality of Lagoa is ready for the return of the Handicraft, Tourism, Agriculture, Commerce and Industry Fair (FATACIL) and has once again invested heavily in the equestrian sector “to attract visitors to the fair”, with organisers promising the “best edition ever”.

Lagoa’s FATACIL Fair

FATACIL will take place between August 19 and 28 at the Parque Municipal de Feiras e Exposições de Lagoa, between 6pm and 1am.

Economy minister António Costa Silva will attend the event’s opening ceremony on Friday at 7pm and make a speech at the fairground’s main entrance.

The last edition of FATACIL held in 2019 – the 2020 and 2021 editions were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic – was hailed by the local council at the time as the best ever in its 40-year history, having attracted over 195,000 people, a 10% increase compared to 2018.

Mapa Fatacil 2022

FATACIL, which has established itself as “an internationally-renowned equestrian fair”, will present an extensive programme with a headlining act from Spain with equestrian showman Paco Martos. There will be a daily performance by Polish act La Pattat Stunt Show, as well as displays with several national champions, an Olympic duo, and many more.

Daily concerts by the biggest names in Portuguese music and the Gipsy Kings

Fatacil 2022 cartaz

FATACIL is renowned for its concerts with some of the biggest names in Portuguese music, and this year is no different: Expensive Soul, João Pedro Pais, Quim Barreiros, Bárbara Bandeira, Resistência, Tony Carreira, and Gipsy Kings from Spain, are the headliners that will take the main stage.

Entertainment in the restaurant area will include DJ sets, fado moments, folkloric groups and popular music, and lots of typical Portuguese food, such as bifanas.

Lagoa’s FATACIL Fair - Shoes stall

The long list of entertainment is accompanied by dozens of stalls, showcasing businesses from a wide range of sectors as well as craftspeople, who sometimes perform their craft live for visitors to see up close. There will also be plenty of traditional food and drinks to enjoy.

Main stage

  • August 19 – Expensive Soul
  • August 20 – Gipsy Kings by Diego Baliardo
  • August 21 – João Pedro Pais
  • August 22 – PROFJAM
  • August 23 – Quim Barreiros
  • August 24 – Plutónio
  • August 25 – Bárbara Bandeira
  • August 26 – Resistência
  • August 27 – Fernando Daniel
  • August 28 – Tony Carreira

Lagoa Stage (Restaurant area)

  • August 19
    • 6pm-7pm– Sunset DJ Alexandre Ramos Feat Luís Raposo (sax)
    • 7pm-10pm – Folkloric Ranch from Calvário and Faro
  • August 20
    • 6pm-7pm – Sunset DJ Alexandre Ramos Feat Luís Raposo (sax)
    • 7pm-10pm – Brasa Doirada
  • August 21
    • 7pm-10pm – Xico Barata
  • August 22
    • 7pm-10pm – 5EX Band
  • August 23
    • 7pm-10pm – 1001 noites of accordion with accordionist Luís Mira
  • August 24
    • 7pm-10pm – Beto Kalulu Band
  • August 25
    • 7pm-10pm – Fado with Pedro Viola & Adriana Marques
  • August 26
    • 6pm-7pm – Sunset DJ Alexandre Ramos Feat Luís Raposo (sax)
    • 19h00-22h00 – US2
  • August 27
    • 6pm-7pm – Sunset DJ Alexandre Ramos Feat Luís Raposo (sax)
    • 7pm-10pm – Ricardo Sousa
  • August 28
    • 7pm-10pm – Sounds of Gadanha and Group Cantares Fonte Nova de Estômbar

Equestrian Programme:

Lagoa’s FATACIL Fair - Equestrian Programme 2022

  • August 20 (Saturday) | 21:20 – Equestrian opening show
  • August 21 (Sunday) | 18:00 – Working Equitation – Teaching trial
  • August 22 (Monday)
    • 18:00 – Ease of Handling trial
    • 21:30 – Speed ​​trial
  • August 23  (Tuesday) | 21:00 – Inauguration of the Fernando Oliveira arena, by Bruno Cavalinhos
  • August 24 (Wednesday) | 21:30 – Cavalgarve Equestrian Show, with Paco Martos (Spain) and Portuguese riders
  • August 25 (Thursday) | 21:30 – Iberian Night with Spanish Doma Vaquera champion, Rafael Arcos, Portuguese champion of working equestrianism, Miguel da Fonseca and Portuguese Dressage champion, Manuel Veiga
  • August 26 (Friday) | 21:00 – Masterclass with the Olympic duo João Torrão and Coralie Baldrey
  • August 26 (Saturday):
    • 18:00 – Portuguese Riding Event
    • 21:30 – Cavalgarve Show
  • August 28 (Sunday) | 21:30 – Cavalgarve Show

Tickets are already on sale with daily tickets costing 4€, daily family tickets 14€, and the 10-day pass 25€. Children up to 12 years of age (inclusive) do not pay entry upon presentation of the Citizen Card.

Tickets can be purchased at Fnac and Worten, online on BOL, at the Centro Cultural Convento de São José, the Balcão Único (in Lagoa) and at the entrance of the fair.

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Author: Inside Magazines

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