Shopping at the Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Market Stalls

It’s our favourite time of year again! The Silves Medieval Fair is in town and the beautiful city of Silves has been transformed:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Algarve Blog

We have blogged about this wonderful extravaganza for several years – here’s last year’s post Spectacular Medieval Fair at Silves and here was our post from 2011 Silves Medieval Fair

This year the tickets are even cheaper – just 2 Euros will get you in for the evening – and 4 Euros will buy you a Pulseira wristband that will get you entry for all 10 nights of the Fair. Shows are extra but still only 5 Euros for a ticket – it’s great value for money! 

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

For the first of our posts this year, we thought we would focus on the shopping and market stalls that are proudly displayed all through the fair – this really is a shopper’s delight, with a myriad of different products and good quality crafts for sale – here are a selection for you starting with the colourful belly-dancing clothing:

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Fantastic brightly coloured lanterns:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

and wall lights beautifully displayed:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

There is so much pottery to choose from:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

and leather goods and bags:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

glassware and ornaments:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

and a rather fetching set of chairs – perfect for the conservatory!

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

The selection of dried fruit and nuts are lovingly arranged:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

and rather tempting too!

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

The sandals are piled up;

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

and the sun is so bright on the jewellery that it’s hard to capture:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

There are lots of old-fashioned children’s toys:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

and marble carvings:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

and sandals on display:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

The material laid out is so colourful:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

and the home-made candles made us smile:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

The cork bracelets are always a favourite:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

And if you fancy an elegant afternoon tea we know just the accessory you need:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

A girl can never have too many handbags!

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

There are also more unusual items for sale like these African masks:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

and African prints:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

One of our favourite things was this model’s head which seemed to be suspended in mid-air …

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

You can pay a lot – or a few Euros – for your jewellery depending on the style and quality of the piece:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

And even buy a plate from Queen Nefertiti!

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

Our favourite stall-holder Sergio Silva is back with his wonderful handmade swords:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

we are loving his shop sign!

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

Although round the corner is an altogether more dangerous set of tools! Can’t imagine Health and Safety in Britain letting these be sold!

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

Alyson has got her eye on one of these lovely ceramic fish – think it will look fab hanging in the studio!

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

and if your feet start hurting – you could always buy a pair of sheepskin slippers!

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

And accessorise it with the latest in Medieval fashion:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

The pottery is everywhere – even on the ground where you walk:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

And if you start to feel tired of all that shopping – the comfy sofas are going to look very appealing!

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

So why not book a reservation at one of the many restaurants that line the square and enjoy a meal whilst you look over all your purchases – although it is only fair to warn you that so far all of these shots have been taken from the entrance of the Fair to the City Gate … there are as many stalls again up and around the Cathedral to enjoy … but perhaps we’ll save those for another post!

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

Next time we will be blogging about the wonderful people and faces of the fair .. so watch this space for more later this week!

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

Although we’ll try and make sure that they are a bit more lively than this pair:

Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Stalls Algarve Blog

If you have enjoyed this post – you might also enjoy finding out more about the beautiful city of Silves here:

Castle, Cathedral, Cobbles and Medieval Charm

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9 Responses to Shopping at the Silves Medieval Fair 2014 Market Stalls

  1. I really enjoyed your photographs. Beautiful!

  2. michele says:

    Great post. I went last night and taking visitors again on Sunday.

    Have posted a link on our FB page.

    Michele

    Meravista Property, Ltd.

    Algarve, Portugal

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  3. Margaret Runciman says:

    Thank you for this wonderful colourful set of photos from Silves . There really is something there for everyone .

    Ayr, Scotland

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