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Portugal LOVES Festivals - of all sorts. Many of these are quite close to Casa Ceres
Check out the details below and book accommodation early!
Festa Dos Tabuleiros - Tomar. 29 June 8 July 2019
The magnificent Feast of Trays. Probably the oldest and most culturaly rich event in the whole of Portugal. Only held every 4 years, the city is decorated with many thousands of paper flowers, top music concerts (small extra cost), stunning processions, etc etc. For this huge event, accomodation will be expensive and almost impossible to find anywhere near Tomar. We plan to offer a minimum 7 day stay with a full itinerary for the duration so you get the very best from your visit to this amazing part of the world. Please register your interest early, by email only, for further info. The full package will be available by the end of April & emailed to those that have expressed interest, on a first come first served basis. Full, non refundable, payment within 3 days of booking via paypal or bank transfer (If we can replace the reservation at the same price, we would of course refund.) We strongly recommend you take out suitable travel insurance.
The Templar Knights Festival in Tomar. (5km) Early July 2020!!!
National Horse Fair in Golega. (30km) 1 - 11 November 2019
Perhaps not the place to be if you have a problem with horses, they are everywhere! If you are happy with VERY close proximity to these beasties, then the memories will stay with you forever. Go in the afternoon .... and stay till late! We are always fully booked so BOOK EARLY! if you want an expeirience of a lifetime.
An excuse to dress up in your finest chainmail, ride horses through a medieval city in the dark with flaming firebrands, and have a bonfire in the park. Tomar's big festa!
Feira de Santa Iria in Tomar. (5km) Mid October 2019
Since 653, Tomar has remembered the murder of an 18 year old girl. On the 20th October, thousands of rose petals are scattered into the river Nabao in her memory. The fair was chartered by the King in 1626 and is still going strong.
Bons Sons Music Festival - Cem Soldos, Tomar. (10km) 8 - 11 August 2019
The biggest festival of Portuguse music in the country, and it's in Tomar! Set within the village of Cem Soldos, the many stages provide a huge variety of quality music.
Annual Festival & Blessing of Boats in Constancia. (27km) 20 Apr - 22 Apr 2019
Medieval Festival - Torres Novas. (29km) 29 May - 2 June 2019
This is really quite special. Considered one of the best medieval festivals on the Iberian penisula. Experience life at a fair in medival times. 20 minutes from Casa Ceres.
Medieval Market in Obidos. (100km) Mid July - Early August 2019
Set in the stunning medieval walled town of Obidos, this event transforms the space with the sights, sounds & smells of the middle ages. Jesters, fire eaters, dancers, musicians and minstrels, transport visitors to times long past.
Mare & Foal Expo/Pilgrimage of St Martin - Golega. (30km) 23 - 26 May 2019
For lovers of horses & deep culture. Golega is the Portuguese "capital of the horse"
Future - All events & dates to be confirmed
National Agricultural Fair - Santarem (74km) 8 - 16 June 2019
This huge event brings live music, dance, cooking demos, livestock, tastings, fine wines, clothes, leather goods and some of the best food available. Much more than just tractors!.
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Tomarimbando - International Percussion Festival - Tomar. 8 - 14 July 2019
Top performers. Vibraphones, marimbas & more drums than you could shake a stick at.
National Dried Fruit & Nut Fair in Torres Novas. Early October 2019
Lively fair with outstanding quality produce, great streetfood & lots of entertainment
Medieval Festival - Asseiceira. Tomar. 21st - 22nd September 2019
A smaller but perfectly formed medieval weekend, and it's just 10 mins from Casa Ceres
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Feast of the Holy Spirit - Carregueiros, Tomar (8km) 9 Jun 2019
This is a smaller, but probably older, Festa dos Tabuleiros. The famous trays loaded with bread & real flowers are carried in procession on the heads of the women of the village
Details many events, often with with web links to find out more info and get the best out of your stay with us.
Medieval Festival - Belver (70km) 14 - 16 June 2019
Lovely but smaller Medieval Festival set in the village in the shadow of the Castle of Belver. Fantastic views over the Rio Tejo.