We went there in hope to spend 1h at the Vila Natal fair on a Sunday. The city of Óbidos was teeming with parents and their children in strollers, you literally couldn't get through by them. The only escape was to go to the city walls and take some air.
And the organisation of the Vila Natal in Óbidos, ugh... In the line for ticket purchase (where only 3 people worked) there was a 2 kilometre line of people waiting to buy them, I think some of the people would never enter the village, standing there for more than 3 hourse... I think it's a massive organisational fail - to have only 1 stand with tickets and to make people wait so much is inhuman.
So we thought we'd bypass the system as we purchased our tickets online. But no. This gets better. We couldn't present them to the people letting the customers in the village on our phone (even though it had a QR code and a bar code) but we had to go back to the ticket purchase stand to another line where people waited for their tickets to be printed. I've never seen such a thing - everyone in Portugal has a machine that checks your tickets and these people need a paper? What's even sadder is the fact that people with printed tickets also needed to take the original tickets at the stand. So, what's the point of buying tickets online?
We said no thanks and went home.
Don't go to Óbidos while this takes place.