Lagos welcomes the Arte Doce Fair with major concert headliners, starting this July 24

This summer’s sweetest event will have a variety of regional sweets, typical Algarve products, gastronomic demonstrations, and concerts by Expensive Soul, Fernando Daniel, Hybrid Theory (Linkin Park Tribute), Plutónio and Luís Trigacheiro

– July 10, 2024

Photo Câmara Municipal de Lagos

Calling all sweets lovers – Lagos will host its popular Arte Doce sweets competition between July 24 and 28, boasting a variety of regional sweets, typical Algarve products, gastronomic demonstrations, concerts and much more.

Music will also play a big role in the event, with headlining performers including Expensive Soul (July 24), Fernando Daniel (July 25), Hybrid Theory – Linkin Park Tribute (July 26), Plutónio (July 27) and Luís Trigacheiro (July 28).

Photo Câmara Municipal de Lagos

Taking place at the Lagos sports complex, the event has grown over the years to offer an eclectic assortment of entertainment. The “heart of the event” continues to be the showcase of regional sweets which are turned into works of art.

A special challenge has been issued to this year’s bakers and confectioners in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Portugal’s Carnation Revolution. The theme is ‘Liberty’, which will be this year’s ‘Mandatory Theme’.

Photo Câmara Municipal de Lagos

The sweets contest will also have its usual categories of ‘Free Theme’,Innovation Sweets’ and ‘Quality in Tradition’ (Best Dom Rodrigo, Doce Fino, Doce de Figo and Morgado). There will be 35 stalls selling sweets inside the pavilion, along with 41 handicraft stands and 38 food stalls.

The winners will be announced on the final day of the event (July 28), a prize-giving ceremony.

There will also be an opportunity to learn how to make traditional Algarve sweets, where visitors can take part in the ‘show-cooking events’ led by the Algarve Regional Sweets Association (ADRA), which will be teaching participants how to make Dom Rodrigo (egg threads with cinnamon) and Doce Fino (the Algarve’s beautifully handmade marzipan sweets).

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Chefs will also be teaching visitors how to make traditional Algarve and Ribatejo dishes, and wine lovers can look forward to a lecture about ‘Wine in Culture and in Food’ led by Artur de Jesus and Fabiana Duarte.

The fair’s programme can be found on the event’s website.

Doors will open daily at 6pm and close at midnight. Admission is free.

Article originally published by Michael Bruxo on Portugal Resident.

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