Agrofest activities announced

local entertainment, bigger kids area and new exhibits to be on show at exhibition

Tickets are now available for Agrofest 2013 which will take place in Queen’s Park, The City, from February 22 to 24.

The event, which is touted as Barbados’ largest exhibition with over 300 exhibitors, will open on Friday, February 22 to schools only between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Later that day, it will be open to the general public from 4 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.

Patrons will be treated to local entertainment from 9:30 p.m. during the Banks Beer Reggae in the Park concert. It will feature Strategy The Band and Kirk Brown, David Bourne and Plan D, Indrani, Paul Lavine, Fantom Dundeal and LRG.

February 23, the gates will open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and calypso will be the music of choice with the Best of Crop-Over 2012 show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Artistes will include Soca Kartel featuring Blood and Mikey; Dutty Android, reigning Calypso Monarch Red Plastic Bag, Hypasounds, MarZ, Yannik Hooper and Salt.

During the last day of Agrofest, Sunday, February 24, the opening hours will be 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. There will be an Evening of Gospel featuring Word Alive Dancers and Worship Team, J & T Music Ministry, Kriss-Ann Weekes-Hudson, Neesha Woods and Psalmist Jamel, starting at 6:15 p.m.

In addition to the usual exhibits, there will be a bigger kids area this year on Weymouth “B”. There will also be lots of rides and activities for children including a renewable energy theme park and exhibits.

A limited number of persons will get to enjoy a five-course dinner dubbed Dinner Under the Stars on February 22 at 7:30 p.m., in the park under the Dining Club’s tent. Tickets are available at the Barbados Agricultural Society, The Grotto, Beckles Road, St. Michael. Other attractions include Livestock Shows/Judging, a Plantation Breakfast on February 24, an Agility Dog Show, a Bird Show and a Goats Show.

Tickets for Agrofest are available at the following box offices: The Barbados Agricultural Society; I-Ticket Cave Shepherd, Broad Street and Worthing, Christ Church; All Super Centre Stores; DaCosta Mannings Stores — Fontabelle, Warrens, Pier Head and Sheraton; Clear Vision Optical, No.11 Pine Road, Belleville, St. Michael; Roberts Manufacturing Feed Store, Lower Estate, St. George; Limerz Sports Bar, formerly De Place Mini-mart, Church Street, Speightstown, St. Peter; and Drippers Pro Shop, Aquatic Centre, Wildey, St. Michael.

Persons are reminded that no smoking is permitted in Queen’s Park during the exhibition.

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