World's Largest Portuguese Feast - New Bedford Ma
Wonderful time at the Feast last night. Great bands, enjoyed good food and met people I had not seen for awhile. Thank s to all the hard working volunteers that help support this successful event.
Added by Sharon Pinho on August 5, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments
last night was my first time ever going to the feast i just moved to new bedford about 7 months ago and i have to say it was awesome my fiance and i had a really good time the music was awesome food was great and we are going again tonight and very excited about it!!!!
Added by brittany richard on August 4, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Ola Friends from the Feast:
We had a blast performing on main stage and in the museum in 2010.
With both of my parents being from Madeira, I was totally embraced and immersed in the beautiful community.
My band and I had a memorable experience and look forward to returning to attend and or perform next time, perhaps even next year!
We are sorry to have missed it this year, but enjoy reading all of the amazing talents and fun that we know you have all…
Each year, the spirit of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrement is sealed within us all at the cooking pits. Barbequing Carne de Esprito, in its many forms, some using onions, peppers, sauces, traditional salt, wine, beer or any other incantation known to man, while standing closely side by side, elbow to elbow, the heat from the pits purifies us by burning away our pettiness and attitudes, binding us all to the precepts of the Feast itself; selflessness and brotherhood. Whether you see me there…Continue
Added by timothy bigham on August 1, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments
Added by Beth irvin on July 26, 2012 at 9:52pm — No Comments
Coming from San Diego, CA to the Feast. Looking forward to good food, music and exploring new places.Continue
Added by Elsa Machado on July 24, 2012 at 3:01pm — No Comments
My wife and I attend the feast every year and we are looking forward to seeing Fuel this year they are a great band!
Added by Stephen Black on July 21, 2012 at 5:42pm — No Comments
I grew up on Nash Road. The Feast was the highlight of the summer in this Portuguese community, where it seems everyone we knew would make the effort to be there so they could see everyone they knew. We would watch the parade on Sunday, see all the candidates running for election that year, eat espetada, cacoila, stewed favas, wonderful goat and rabbit dishes, linguica, and so much more. As kids we would love the rides and the candy apples. The adults would watch the bands play, meet each…Continue
Added by Danny Baptista on July 11, 2012 at 10:29pm — No Comments
The Fuel contest is now over :-(
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FEAST OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT!
I have lived in New Bedford for a while now, but this year will only be my second time at the feast. I don't know what made me take so long, cause it is so much fun! Good food, good people, strong wine, music, and dancing :). Hopefully the wine doesn't knock me on my butt again! Very excited for Fuel!
Added by Kerri Sullivan on July 4, 2012 at 8:02pm — No Comments
Last year was the first year that my family and I attended the feast, and we had a BLAST....voluntered our time all weekend in one of the food boots and enjoyed every moment of it, my children got to see where I grew up and they had a good time. The bands were great and the food also. We will be returning every year.Continue
Added by Donna Schappell on July 3, 2012 at 10:36pm — No Comments
I LOVE THE FEAST BECAUSE IT PRAISES GOD IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT FOR ALMOST 100 YEARS AND ALLOWS ALL PEOPLE TO EXPERIENCE THE PORTUGUESE CULTURE! IT'S FOOD! AND MADEIRA WINE!!! :)
GOD BLESS THE FEAST!
& I HOPE I GET TO MEET FUEL!!!! :)
is simply the reason for the season :D
I cannot believe it has been a year already! so very excited once again!
Added by Scott Fennelly on July 3, 2012 at 10:28am — No Comments
I'm so excited to be Visiting Massachusetts again! The portuguese community in the New Bedford area is absolutely amazing....teaming with culture and diversity that you don't see anywhere else!! See You August 5th! www.themalemartha.com
From Maine with oxoxo
The Male Martha!
Added by The Male Martha on July 1, 2012 at 5:12am — No Comments
I loved attending the Portuguese Feast with my father, John F. Francis, my stepmother Caroline Francis, my husband Carl, and Joe and Caroline Dacosta of the Madeira Cafe.
My father was so proud of his Portuguese heritage, and I will make every effort to one day return to New Bedford to attend the Feast. It will never be the same, though, without my father by my side.
Dance a dance, drink a glass of wine, and enjoy the bread and steak at the Portuguese Club in memory of my…Continue
Added by Valerie Francis Schultz on June 16, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments
Why do you visit the feast?
It has almost been one year since you have been gone. We are going in the Parade this year in memory of you. We miss you so much.
Vavo, Nancy and Madison
PS: We are going to Madeira this Christmas
Another year gone by. I look forward to the annual reunion of the city, who don't you see at the feast? everyone's there!
This year I get to donate some time and do some kind of work, don't know what I'll be doing yet but I'm sure I'll enjoy it!
See you all soon!
A “special” shout-out to No Problemo's (check out their WEB page) for their hospitality at last night’s “AHA” event, downtown New Bedford………….. and to the New Bedford Whaling Museum. (check out their WEB page)
The Grupo Folclorico do Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento performed and was, as usual fantastic.
A great time had by all!