"We are thinking that we are going to pulverize all the numbers from last year," Mayor Emílio Torrão told Lusa news agency today.
The mayor of the PS estimates that, in 2018, “in the most important days, 20 to 30 thousand people” will have passed through the Montemor-o-Velho festivities, in the district of Coimbra, and this time, this level of affluence audience will be surpassed.
The Fair of the Year, organized by the Chamber, opens on Saturday, with the very final contest of the 7 Wonders of Portugal contest, with live TV broadcast by RTP, in which the pastel of Tentúgal, a conventual specialty of this municipality of Baixo Mondego, participates , among other sweets from north to south of the country.
Musician José Cid performs on the 13th, while fado singer Cuca Roseta takes the stage on the 14th.
With free admission, the program also includes concerts by Mickael Salgado (8), Baluarte and Sangre Ibérico (9), António Pinto Basto with “Philharmonic goes to fado” (10), Fernando Daniel (11) and Profjam and Sippinpurpp (12). , besides the show "Ruca Musical" ending the festivities, on the 15th.
With this initiative, the municipality led by Emílio Torrão intends to “reaffirm the traditions, the memory and the identity of the municipality”, as well as disseminate a Montemor-o-Velho “full of energy to continue to embrace the future and development”, stresses. a note from the local authority.
“Always arm in arm with the parish councils and unions and the council associations, the event for all of us is undoubtedly the most remarkable event of the year in the county”, he stresses.