Hillsborough, Carriacou: Having staged what was widely regarded as a very successful inaugural Corn festival in 2015; organizers say that plans are well on stream of the hosting of the second annual Festival carded for Sunday October 30th 2016.
Known for growing a large quantity of corn, the island will again witness a wide variety of product prepared from corn on sale including: coo-coo, corn bread, corn cake, conkie- ‘paime”, corn porridge, pan cake and corn-kebabs.
The 2016 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 2016 is 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 toilet facilities 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 is 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 and the Ministry of Carriacou & Petite Martinique Affairs with support from FLOW (G’da) ltd and Huggins Distribution Division.