2017 CORN FESTIVAL
Written by Dexter Leggard on September 13, 2017
Plans are well on stream of the hosting of the third annual Corn Festival carded for Sunday October 29th 2017.
Known for growing a large quantity of corn, the island will again witness a wide variety of products prepared from corn on sale including: coo-coo, corn bread, corn cake, conkie – ‘paime”, corn porridge and corn-kebabs.
The 2017 festival is again being organized under the theme, “Discover and Relish Corn’s Goodness”.
Coordinators of this unique event Dexter Lendore and Dexter Leggard noted that Corn Fest 2017 is again intended to inspire and encourage community togetherness while exploring the variety of products derived from corn. Corn has been the predominant staple food enjoyed by ancestors and is a permanent feature at the islands’ traditional “saraca”- smoked food.
The day’s event which will be held at the popular Foot Print Bar, close to the Lauriston Airport will showcase a number of Carriacou’s cultural traditions including string band music and May Pole dancing.
The venue, according to the organizers, with its turquoise water, easy access, adequate parking and spacious sandy grounds is perfect for such an event.
Lendore and Leggard who both have extensive background and knowledge in the local cultural and tourism landscape are hoping that Corn Fest will continue to be an additional feature on the island’s cultural calendar.
The event is endorsed by the Grenada Tourism Authority along with other cooperate sponsors.
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