Oistins Fish Festival launched

Scarborough young men conquering the Oistins greasy pole.
Scarborough young men conquering the Oistins greasy pole.

by George Alleyne

 

The Oistins Fish Festival is well underway.

The three-day event was launched yesterday, and showcases endless booths offering a variety of items, including garments, trinkets, beer and fish.

A central entertainment point was the first greasy pole climb.

Eight men from Scarborough made themselves into human rungs of a ladder to enable Marvin Bourne to climb and lay claim to the $700 prize.

Marvin told Barbados TODAY that he and his team will be there to conquer the greasy pole at the second climbing event on Monday.

During yesterday’s launch the event’s creator, Lady St John urged parishioners to keep the event growing from strength to strength.

Lady St John addressing opening of the 2014 Oistins Fish Festival.
Lady St John addressing opening of the 2014 Oistins Fish Festival.

The widow of Prime Minister Bernard St John paid tribute to Archbishop Granville Williams, who passed away on April 6, stating he was one of the organisers and promoters of the festival since its inception in 1977.

 

2 Responses to Oistins Fish Festival launched

  1. Doria Alleyne
    Doria Alleyne April 20, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I wish I were there.

    Reply
  2. Greitcha Smith
    Greitcha Smith April 20, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Me too! lol

    Reply

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