During the festival every restaurant makes special festive menu for its guests, and you can guess that the primary festive delicacies are dishes with sardines. To taste this fish resting people can not only in elite restaurants, but also on the beach, everyday skilled cooks make fish on braziers, which are set at the seaside. On the busy beaches there is noisy and boisterous atmosphere, resting people taste the fresh-cooked sardines and have a part in original entertainments.
One of the most favorite entertainments of festival’s guests is contest in fast sardine eating. Every year contest’s participants manage to set up new records, today’s champion ate more than 50 fish for 15 minutes. Every year Sardine festival is visited approximately by 80 thousand of foreign guests, festival’s organizers every year try to please lovers of festival by new interesting events. In festive days there are special gastronomical tours for the guests, all who wish can visit the most popular restaurants of Portimao and taste unrepeatable festive dishes.
There are also culinary master-classes, where resting people can learn how to cook really unrepeatable cookery masterpieces with sardines. The main articles of markets are sardines too, but also it is possible to buy the fresh fish in number of food shops. It is amazing but this ordinary festival has unbelievable popularity for foreign guests; today Sardine Festival is one of the most interesting celebrations in Portugal.