The Banastarim bazaar buzz starts on Thursday evening. It comes alive on Friday morning and goes on the entire day.
The bazaar is famous for its pre-monsoon stocks known as purument that consists of items such dried fish and prawns, pickled mangoes and raw mangoes.
The bazaar is also known for its homemade masalas, local vinegar and coconut oil.
The importance of this bazaar can be judged from the rush of vendors from nearby villages like Savoi Verem, Mardol, Kundaim and St Estevam who come here to sell their produce.
Banastarim bazaar is similar to Mapusa's Friday market, but both are at two different ends. While Mapusa market is well-known, Banastarim bazaar has also carved out its own niche.
This historic bazaar continues to embody Goan ethos and portrays the State's rich food and cultural legacies.
Though the bazaar has lost much of its old touch, it will still you keep you occupied with its varied offerings.
Though in the olden days the bazaar was traditional in its entirety, in recent times it draws countless vendors from other areas of the State.