Introducing the Granite Fair

Apresentação da Feira do Granito

The beginning of August marks the opening of the Granite Capital of the World with Fair Granite and the Municipality of Vila Real (days 1 a 3), Feasts of the Village and County (day 3) and the Great Feast of the Emigrant (days 4 and 5).

Between the migrant community and our neighbors from other regions of Portugal and Spain, Capital Granite expects to receive more than 50 thousand people who are offered a fair with 155 exhibitors inserted in an area of ​​8.500m2, business and cultural events in the enclosure and in the historical center.

At the heart of the project Sabrosa - Granite Capital of the economic recovery is a sector that has suffered from the crisis and now want to turn it up. In this sense, will be delivered a manifesto to guardianship, of which requires commitment in meeting the claims otherwise stifle the industry for lack of competitiveness in other international markets. The granite industry can contribute to the economic growth that the country needs so badly. Therefore, é urgente:

– Delete imposition of collateral;
– Providing a diesel at subsidized prices;
– Provide electricity at subsidized rates;
– Enhance preventive control rather than punitive;
– Solver litigations between baldios (declaration of municipal interest);

A handful of reasons why municipalities, business centers and associations to endorse the manifesto "Problems, constraints and needs of the granite industry ".

In the case of the little village of Aguiar, The county has three certificates by granites Geological Institute Miner - Salted Grey Stones, Real Yellow and Grey Telões - that come from extractive areas that make up globally 3. 500 hectares. Based on DGEG, Salted stones (Captive Area) and Serra da Falperra (Reserve Area) are existing only in Northern Portugal. The exploration Telões occurs in place of PDM.
The county has its largest source of employment in the granite area with about a third of the population (4.350) directly or indirectly concerned.

The Municipality has embarked efforts to create added value in the sector such as a new access to the Falperra saw Aguiar worth shortening distance and production costs, improving accessibility to existing industrial units, regular meetings and providing technical support for logistics activities in the sector. Capital Granite has to be a finely tuned orchestra in each socio-economic agent knows what you have to do to get that rhythm is convergent with community development.

These days are held major events, such as: the Protocol of Cooperation between the municipality of Vila Real and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Luso-Luxembourg (day 1); the trawler Greater Stone, which could attract close to a thousand participants (day 2); and, a more contemplative moment, Procession of the Patron Saint of the Parish, and patrons of the Parishes (day 3). And two more days dedicated to migrants with visits to new investments, Local products shows, musical concerts and other socio-cultural activities.

PROGRAM

Friday, 1 August

14h00
Public opening of the XIII Fair Granite and County of
Little Villa de Aguiar
18h00
Official Opening of the Exhibition
Signing of Collaboration Agreement between the City of
Sabrosa and a Chamber of Commerce and
Industry Luso-Luxembourg
Concert by Classband of Sabrosa
20h00
Dinner in the room - Snacks and Drink Regional
21h00
Popular entertainment in the grounds of the University of Granite Fair
Senior V. P. of Aguiar
(Dramatic Expression, Ukuleles, Tuna and Ballroom Dancing)
22h30
Competition Concertinas, in the enclosure of Granite Fair

Saturday, 2 August

12h00
Opening to the public of the Fair Granite
12h30
Breakfast in room – Petiscos and gastronomic Regional
15h00
Demonstration of dances - Privilege Group Salted Stones
16h00
The trawler THE BIG STONE
(with the involvement of Parish Councils)
17h30
Final conviviality – The Stone Soup (the enclosure of the fair)
Musical entertainment by Sing Group of ACREPES
(Ass. Cult. e Rec. Student Stones Salgadas)
22h30
Great Musical Espetáculo, in the enclosure of Granite Fair

Sunday, 3 August

12h00
Opening to the public of the Fair Granite
12h30
Breakfast in room – Petiscos and gastronomic Regional
15h00
Philharmonic Concert Bands (Urbaguiar)
– Band Music of Villa Verde
– Band of Riba de Ave
17h00
Solemn Mass (Church of Sabrosa)
18h00
Procession of the Patron Saint of the Parish, and patrons of the Parishes
– Band Music of Villa Verde
– Band of Riba de Ave
– Fanfare of Volunteer Firefighters Sanfins Douro
20h00
Foreclosure Fair Granite
21h30
Despique Philharmonic Bands (Urbaguiar)
Band of Green Town and Band of Riba de Ave

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