Paul promises bigger Agrofest
AGROFEST, the mouth-watering three-day agricultural extravaganza, will be bigger and better next year with over 200 exhibitors and a larger entertainment centre for kids.
James Paul, the chief executive officer of Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), under whose umbrella the annual event falls, made that disclosure yesterday morning at the official launch for the 2012 event.
Speaking at the Dining Club building in Newton, Christ Church, Paul said that next year’s event scheduled for February 24 to 26, will showcase about 220 exhibitors at Queen’s Park, an enlarged kids entertainment area at Weymouth “B” and a five-course $150-a-plate dinner at which the products utilized will be locally made agricultural products.
Paul hailed the festival as arguably the biggest and best organized agricultural show in the Caribbean that without question “attracted the largest number of patrons at an event in Barbados outside of Crop Over”.
Before an audience that included president of the BAS Carlyle Brathwaite, Paul said that for the 2012 festival, there will be more space for sponsoring branding, along with the customary educational exhibits, cooking demonstrations, exotic birds, the agility dog show, dairy and beef show, arts and craft villages, farmers market, food court and so on. (MK)