24.11.23 - 26.11.23

Sweet Potato Festival

Varied and delicious: sweet potatoes from Aljezur

Aljezur is the largest sweet potato producer in Portugal. The Lyra variety cultivated here is considered one of the best in the world, its cultivation in the middle of a nature reserve is ecological and strictly controlled. Since August 2009, the "Batata Doce de Aljezur" has been recognised by the EU as a protected designation of origin; reason enough to celebrate this with a celebration.

Show cooking at the sweet potato festival in Aljezur

The three-day event takes place every year at the end of November and beginning of December and attracts around 30,000 visitors from all over Portugal to the Algarve.
They buy and taste around 18 tonnes of sweet potatoes, for example in the form of a delicious sweet potato ice-cream or cake.

Busy at the sweet potato festival in Aljezur

Another event is dedicated to red and white wines, southern Portugal, sweet potato liqueurs (Licor de Batata-doce) and pralines filled with liqueur.
The festival programme also includes musical performances and a farmer's market.


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Sweet Potato Festival
  • Location: Espaco Multiusus de Aljezur multipurpose hall, Algarve
  • Date: late November, early December
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