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From: Joanne Chubb <>
Subject: Re: [AZORES-L] Festa in MA?
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 12:53:16 -0400
Sorry, but you'll have to wait until next year! They already had it.
87TH ANNUAL FEAST OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT! LARGEST PORTUGUESE FEAST IN THE
WORLD! Sponsored by the Clube Madeirense S. S. Sacramento, Inc., this
traditional four-day festa celebrates the heritage and culture of the Portuguese
people from the Island of Madeira. Attracting over 200,000 visitors, the
admission-free feast grounds feature great American and Portuguese entertainment
on 3 stages daily. Don't miss the great music, entertainment, midway and
fabulous Portuguese food! Scheduled entertainment TBA. Location: Madeira Field,
Belleville Avenue & Earle Street, New Bedford. Wheelchair Accessible. Time (s):
Thursday, August 2nd & Friday August 3rd 6 PM - Midnight; Saturday August 4th 11
AM - Midnight; Sunday, August 5th 12 Noon - Midnight. The Feast parade begins at
1 PM and features the largest and longest parade in New Bedford, with dozens of
floats and marching bands. Admission: Free. Contact: (508) 992-6911. Website:
> Does anyone know when there will be a Festa in Dartmouth or Nre Bedford, MA.
> My mother lives on Cape Cod and hasn't been to one since she was a small
> child. She would love to go to one. I live in CA so I can't help her much
> with the dates for MA.