The São Teotónio Fair and Exhibition Park, in Odemira municipality, will host this weekend, on the 9th and 10th, the 5th edition of the Corn and Beans Festival, which has a solidarity aspect to support the House of Things.
This is an initiative of the Social Commission of the Parish of São Teotónio, with the support of the municipality of Odemira and the local parish council.
This is a festival associated with local gastronomic traditions, but with a strong social component, as the proceeds revert to the purchase of furniture for the House of Things, a social store under the responsibility of the Social Commission of the Parish of São Teotónio – a place of reception. and exhibition of goods or products donated by individuals, companies or traders who are in good hygiene and use for reuse.
In the two days of the festival, from 12:00 hours, visitors will be able to find besides local commerce, exhibition of works alluding to the theme, recreation and experiences of rural communities and gastronomy, with products made from corn and beans and cultural animation. , also being held the 7th edition of the Corn Pork Contest.
On Saturday, 9, from 14.00, there will be a magenta and circus animation with Marco Quintino. At 16.00, a showcooking will be promoted, followed by musical animation with the Mértola Choral Group, Soul Bit Group and ball with Eliseu Brás.
On Sunday, from 15.00, there will be the recreation of «Defolhada», with musical animation to the rhythm of the accordion of António Fontainhas, Oriental Dances of Boliqueime and the performance of the band Rock n'Drome.