Feira Nordestina

Feira Nordestina information

Rio de Janeiro City , Brazil
Address
Street Campo de São Cristóvão
Telephone
+55 2580 5335
More information
www.feiradesaocristovao.org.br
Prices
admission R$3
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Thu, 10am Fri to 9pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

This enormous fair (32,000 sq meters with over 600 stalls) is not to be missed. It showcases the culture from the northeast, with barracas (food stalls) selling Bahian dishes as well as beer and cachaça (cane liquor), which flows in great abundance here. The best time to go is on weekends, when you can catch live bands playing forró, plus samba groups and comedy troupes, MPB (Música Popular Brasileria) and rodas de capoeira (capoeira circles). The vibrant scene runs nonstop from Friday morning through to Sunday evening. In addition to food and drink, you can browse music CDs (forró, of course), hammocks and a wide assortment of handicrafts.