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

Press Release - Feast At A Glance 2013

PRESS RELEASE

2013  Feast of the Blessed Sacrament
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     
Main website:   www.portuguesefeast.com   ; or    (508) 992-6911

WHAT:

  • 99th Annual Feast of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Largest Portuguese Feast in the World. The Feast is a four-day
  • Celebration of Madeiran Portuguese culture, food and entertainment.


WHERE:

  • Madeira Field, north end of New Bedford just west of Belleville Ave.


WHEN:    

  • August 1-4, 2013


ADMISSION:  

  • Free


HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE:   

  • Completely, including restrooms


SCHEDULE:  

August 1, 2013 Thursday 6:00 p.m. to midnight
Headline concert 9:30 PM (EVERCLEAR)


August 2, 2013 Friday 6:00 p.m. to midnight


August 3, 2013 Saturday 10:00 a.m. 5K road race
Feast: Noon to midnight


August 4, 2013 Sunday Noon to midnight
2:00 p.m. Parade

ENTERTAINMENT: 

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 in the late spring on the website  www.PortugueseFeast.com
Top name entertainment featured on 3 stages during entire event. Opening night entertainment is popular rock group EVERCLEAR!

FOOD & DRINK: 

Traditional Madeiran Portuguese dinner with numerous menu choices for full dinners in the main pavilion.  Cook-you-own barbecue beef (carne d’espeto), malassadas (fried dough) plus linguica (sasuage) and bacalhau (codfish) sandwiches. Try delicious bolo do caco (stone bread) and milho frite. Hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries.  Madeira wine imported in giant casks by special agreement with the Madeiran Government.

SPECIAL:    

Kids day and half-price senior specials on Saturday afternoon- Aug 3 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!

2014 Feast

 

Presenters 2013

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