Medieval festivals are very popular in Portugal, and whenever I can I make a good try to go to them. This year we managed to go to one of the larger medieval festivals, at Santa Maria de Feira in Portugal. This is such a large festival that it takes over a considerable part of the town and is immensely popular. Parking nearby was next to impossible, yet after a decent walk we entered the festival area. It was, of course, fabulous and I was fortunate to see some of our friends from ViveArte.