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1st Carrot Bay Festival Market dubbed a success

A local farmer from the Pleasant Valley Farm displays her produce at the festival market. Photo: VINO
Display items at the first Festival Market ranged from produce to plants. Photo: VINO
Display items at the first Festival Market ranged from produce to plants. Photo: VINO
Homemade goods were also part of the assortment at the market. Photo: VINO
Homemade goods were also part of the assortment at the market. Photo: VINO
The event which at 5:00 am, today August 10, 2019, and ending shortly after 2:00 pm. Photo: VINO
The event which at 5:00 am, today August 10, 2019, and ending shortly after 2:00 pm. Photo: VINO
Cultural activities as part of the Market Day. Photo: VINO
Cultural activities as part of the Market Day. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the first Carrot Bay Festival Market. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the first Carrot Bay Festival Market. Photo: VINO
Mango eating competition. Photo: VINO
Mango eating competition. Photo: VINO
Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley supports a small business owner. Photo: VINO
Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley supports a small business owner. Photo: VINO
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - With over a dozen farmers, tents and many patrons flooding to purchase and witness the included cultural display, the first edition of the Carrot Bay Festival Market in the Carrot Bay community of the Virgin Islands (VI) has been dubbed a massive success.

The event which started at 5:00 am, today August 10, 2019, and ending shortly after 2:00 pm featured farmers produce ranging from plants to meat and attracted many from all nearby communities. 

According to one of the Coordinators, Ms Anthea Smith, the committee had intended to hold a similar activity in 2017, however, the festival was cancelled that year due to bad weather. Then in 2018, the market was yet again postponed as the VI was still in its early recovery period.

"We are very happy with this support from the farmers and patrons and definitely we have already started plans to have this as a regular feature in Carrot Bay, not only at festival time," Ms Smith said.

Many persons expressed optimism that a market day will be a welcomed fortnightly feature in the community.

While persons shopped, they enjoyed the trills of a mango eating competition won by Movine Fahie. Other features of the market day included cultural items from Razor Blades, Zion Sounds and Steel Pan Bands, along with the Plait Poll and local Heritage Dancers. 

3 Responses to “1st Carrot Bay Festival Market dubbed a success”

  • weed (10/08/2019, 20:34) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good show
  • more (11/08/2019, 14:12) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Love this, I would love to see each community get involve in some thing like this, it not only show case the VI, it also helps to educate, while entertaining positively!!
  • ... (11/08/2019, 14:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    not that hype this year but I enjoyed


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