Publicity for the Loulé chocolate Fair at Mercado de Loulé from the 2 - 10 March

XIV Loulé Chocolate Fair - A Chocoholic's Dream Come True

Imagine yourself surrounded by the rich aroma of cocoa, indulging in a delightful array of chocolates in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. This is the magical experience that awaits you at the XIV Loulé Chocolate Fair ( Feira do chocolate em Loulé), a paradise for chocolate lovers nestled in the heart of the Algarve region in Portugal.

Held annually in the charming town of Loulé, the Loulé Chocolate Fair is a celebration of all things chocolate. This 9-day event, typically taking place from 2nd March until 10th March 2024, attracts thousands of visitors from around the world, eager to embark on a delicious journey through the world of chocolate.

Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or simply have a sweet tooth, the Loulé Chocolate Fair promises an unforgettable experience.

several Choco pops with milk and white chocolate at the Feira do chocolate Loule
A Chocolate Dream

Where is the Loulé Chocolate Fair located?

The Loulé Chocolate Fair is located in the town of Loulé in the Faro District of Portugal.

Cerca do Convento Espírito Santo: Located near the Loulé Market, this area hosts  the fair’s exhibitors and activities.

Loulé Chocolate fair entrance with white tents behind

Is there an entry fee to Loulé Chocolate fair?

The Loulé Chocolate Fair is free to enter, making it an accessible and delightful experience for all.

While the fair is free to enter, you’ll likely want to set a budget for your chocolate indulgences.

  • Average costs: Expect to pay around €1-€3 per piece for individual chocolates and €5-€10 for larger pastries or desserts.
  • Budgeting tips: Decide on a spending limit beforehand and stick to it. Consider sharing treats with friends or family to try a wider variety without breaking the bank.

stall at Loulé chocolate fair with a variety of fruits and chocolate

two ladies making crepes at the fair in loulé

What are the Opening hours to the Chocolate Fair in Loulé?

The chocolate festival typically opens its doors from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, offering ample time to explore the various offerings.

Reaching the fair is easy. Public transportation options are readily available, and parking is available in designated areas around the venue.

variety of chocolates at Loulé chocolate Fair

What to Expect at the Fair:

Visit the Loulé Chocolate Fair, and prepare to be tantalized by a sensory overload of chocolaty delights. Over 20 exhibitors from the region and across Portugal showcase their unique creations, offering a diverse selection of chocolate-themed treats.

  • A Chocolate Wonderland: Immerse yourself in a world of traditional and innovative chocolates, from classic truffles and pralines to daring flavor combinations and handcrafted sculptures.
  • Beyond the Bar: Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in decadent chocolate drinks and liqueurs, perfect for warming up on cooler days.
  • Sweet Tooth Satisfiers: Take your pick from an array of chocolate-infused desserts and pastries, from rich cakes and tarts to fluffy waffles and creamy mousses.
  • Beyond Edibles: For a truly unique experience, explore stalls offering chocolate-infused beauty products like soaps, lotions, and even lip balms. (Note: The inclusion of chocolate-based beauty products depends on the specific vendors present at the fair each year.)

Live entertainment and performances add to the vibrant atmosphere, while family-friendly activities and workshops keep younger visitors entertained. Don’t forget to explore the local artisan and craft stalls showcasing Portuguese culture and traditions.

The Feira do Chocolate Loulé (chocolate Fair) is organized by the Loulé Municipality and they invite the local pastry shops to participate in this event.

Is there a seating area at the Chocolate Fair?

The Chocolate fair offers seating options in the middle area of the Fair. It’s not large seating area.

You can buy your chocolate treats and sit down to enjoy them.

tables and seating area with people at the Loulé Chocolate Fair

Chocolate fair with seating areas, people walking around looking at the white tents

Beyond the Chocolate: Discover Loulé's Charm

The Loulé Chocolate Fair is undoubtedly the star of the show, but your visit to Loulé offers much more than just a chocolatey adventure.

Exploring Loulé’s Historic Center:

Take a break from the sweet indulgence and delve into the rich history and culture of Loulé. The town’s historic center boasts charming cobbled streets, whitewashed houses adorned with intricate tilework, and a captivating atmosphere.

We have a Nº 1 Guide to Visiting Loulé. We will take you through the streets and city of loulé, what to see so you can make the most of your time in Loulé.

Plan your day and explore this magnificent town whilst letting your taste buds run wild with all the different types of chocolate at the Loulé Chocolate Fair.