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St. Croix Agrifest This Weekend!

Events, Food, Things to Do — By kelowitt on February 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm

If you’re going to be in St. Croix this weekend, you’d be foolish not to check out the 40th annual Agri-Fest, one of the island’s biggest festivals.

Over 30,000 people attend every year to celebrate St. Croix’s agricultural heritage. The fair features music, contests, a petting zoo, food stands, and of course tons and tons of fresh, locally-grown produce! Highlights include:

  • Food stands selling local dishes such as kallaloo, maufe, tarts, and candies, and local drinks like ginger beer, sorrel, passion fruit and maubi
  • Bands from all three Virgin Islands playing on three different stages
  • Food demonstrations, showcasing both local ingredients and culturally significant recipes
  • Public contests on Sunday for the best soursop drink, and on Monday for best ginger sugar cake
  • 30 stalls with school and youth exhibits
  • A youth calypso contest where each contestant will perform one original agriculturally-inspired song

The three day-festival starts Saturday February 19 at 9am, and runs until Monday February 21 at 6pm. It is located at the Rudolph Shulterbrandt Agricultural Complex in Estate Lower Love.

Tags: agriculture, agrifest, festivals, Food, food fair, produce, st. croix, virgin islands

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