Welcome/Bem-vindo to our 100th Annual Celebration
July 31 - August 3, 2014

100th President of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

Larry Abreu Jacques

Welcome to the 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament!

My association with the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament began before my first year as a Festeiro in 1988. It starts with my Grandfather Francisco L. Pereira - Read More...

News & Press Release







100th Annual Celebration - July 31 - August 3, 2014

There are few fairs or festivals that can claim 100 years of welcoming guests from near and far to celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of anything. Read More

Latest Activity

William Teixeira posted a blog post

What a great reunion with my Faith, family, and Friends at the 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament.

What a great reunion with my Faith, family, and Friends at the 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament.Flying back to Florida and 30 thousand feet above the earth just could not forget what a thrill it was for us all members of the past committees and members of the club to be reunited for that great occasion. I wondered what our forefathers were saying high above the clouds the four days of the 100th Feast. I am sure they were as proud as we all were and more so to understand what they started…See More
Aug 25
celina spirlet commented on Feast of the Blessed Sacrament's photo


"We try to meet there on Thursday "
Aug 14
Agnes Figueira and Susan Baroody are now friends
Aug 9
David posted a blog post

Had a wonderful time

Had a wonderful time at the feast this year. A little bit of rain didn't stop me from doing what I enjoy. I'll be back next year, rain or shine.See More
Aug 6
carol leblanc posted a blog post

it was great feast

it was a great time at the feast phil vasser was great singer we want him back next yearevery body loved him.See More
Aug 5
Richard Alves posted a blog post

Great Job Everyone

As always the Feast was wonderful. Even the steady rain on Saturday didn't put a damper on things. People seemed to just deal with it. I did feel sorry for the vendors though as not many people were just walking around to see what they were offering for sale. Hopefully they made up for it Sunday. One thing I would like to mention is the wizard guy in front of the stage in the dining hall. He was fantastic! Didn't see anything about him on the web site. Would love to know who he was and any…See More
Aug 5
jessica blair and Desiree are now friends
Aug 5
George Cavallo posted a blog post

George C. Cavallo

Portuguese was my first language born in Argentina was happy to attend the feast on Sunday for my first time. Thanks to all the people involved in organizing such a nice event.
Aug 5

David Lucio (First Vice President), Don Neves (Second Vice President)

Mayor Jon Mitchell (City of New Bedford)

Larry Abreu Jacques (President)

Greater New Bedford Regional Voc-Tech was the recipient of a $10,000 donation from the Club Madeirense S.S. Sacramento and the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament. Read More.


Location, Date, and Hours

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

Madeira Field

50 Madeira Ave New Bedford, MA 02746

July 31 - August 3, 2014


100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

July 31 - Thursday - 6:00pm - 12:00am
August 1 - Friday - 12 Noon - 12:00am
August 2 - Saturday - 12 Noon - 12:00am
August 3 - Sunday - 12 Noon - 12:00am

More Information - New Hours - Click Here

Opening Day of the Feast

The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament commences Thursday with the assembly of the Festeiros (Feast Committee Members) at the intersection of Earle Street and Acushnet Avenue. Led by the Feast President, the Festeiros march in a special procession down Earle Street to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church which is located at the corner of Earle Street and Madeira Avenue. At the church, Father Daniel O. Reis celebrates a special Benediction to the Blessed Sacrament.

The sincere best wishes of the church are then bestowed upon the Festeiros and the Club Madeirense S. S. Sacramento, Inc. for hosting the Feast and for contributing to the well being of the entire community. The Festeiros also receive the church’s blessing and are reminded to pay homage to the Feast’s religious origins honoring the Blessed Sacrament. Following the Benediction, the Festeiros march to the memorial area at Madeira Field where they honor the original founders of the Feast and initiate the opening ceremonies. Since its beginning in 1915, this feast has celebrated the rich culture of the Portuguese people and in particular the heritage of the people of Madeira, a Portuguese island in the Atlantic Ocean.


Continuous live entertainment on three stages featuring top
name entertainment plus cabaret style music and Fado singers in
the quiet atmosphere of the Courtyard Café at the Museum of
Madeiran Heritage. Full entertainment schedule will be posted
soon on the website  www.PortugueseFeast.com

Traditional Madeiran Portuguese dinner with numerous menu choices for full dinners in the main pavilion.  Cook-you-own barbecue beef (carne d’espeto), sweet malassadas (fried dough)plus linguica (sausage) and baccalau (codfish) sandwiches. Hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries.  Madeira wine imported in giant casks by special agreement with the Madeiran Government.

Kids day and half-price senior specials on Saturday afternoon- Saturday, Free admission to the Museum of Madeiran Heritage, 5K road race (cash prizes- entry form on website), largest and longest parade in New Bedford starting at Brooklawn Park, traditional folk dances, family oriented carnival midway, street vendors and much more!

The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will host its annual parade on Sunday, in the City of New Bedford. The parade will start at 3 p.m.
Over forty different organizations will march the one mile route
from Brooklawn Park to the Feast grounds at Madeira Field.


Blog Posts

Great Job Everyone

Posted by Richard Alves on August 5, 2014 at 5:00pm

it was great feast

Posted by carol leblanc on August 5, 2014 at 4:22pm


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