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Translation from DN

The Wine Festival extends this year for 15 days, three weekends, with activities in four municipalities and hotel occupancy of 88.1%, estimates the Regional Secretariat for Economy, Tourism and Culture, which this year invested about Of 270 thousand euros in this poster. From August 27 to September 10 there are activities on various stages and some changes. The changes are mainly felt in the distribution of spaces, with more exhibition space for producers.

The event was presented this afternoon at the Pereira de Oliveira wineries by Secretary Eduardo Jesus. The party focuses on Funchal, and extends to the councils of Câmara de Lobos, Machico and Ribeira Brava.

The program begins with the 14th European Week of Folklore. The Municipal Market of Ribeira Brava will have decorations alluding to wine, a way to decentralize the event. Machico accompanies with the Grape Festival in Porto da Cruz, on September 2 and 3, and in Câmara de Lobos with the Harvest Party in the Strait, on the 9th, one of the highlights of the Wine Festival.

The Wine Village in People’s Square will join wine and gastronomy. At the Central Plateau Avenue Arriaga producers will also have the opportunity to showcase their products. Shows, films and other suggestions are contemplated this year, as well as the craft show. The Pavilion of Knowledge of Wine is back to reality, now in Largo da Restauração.

The ethnographic procession in Funchal will gather around 600 participants, around a hundred more than in 2016.

The Secretariat seeks this year to offer a renewed content party, reinforced in connection with culture and broader in time, at the same time decentralized, dynamic and attractive for visitors and locals.

Last year, hotel occupancy reached 89%. The secretary estimates that he will be significantly influenced by the same values.