Crop Over comes to Speightstown

Efforts to revitalize Speightstown continued today with the annual Speightstown Market and Pan around de town.

A staple on the Crop Over calendar, the event attracted vendors of craft, plants and food among many others.

However, during the early parts of the morning into the afternoon, the atmosphere was quite low-key, much more so than last year.

Local craft and clothing on display at Speightstown Market.

A few locals and visitors took in the many exhibits on display and listening to the sweet pan music.

The public was also treated to steel pan music.

Crop Over producer with the National Cultural Foundation, David ZigE Walcott, said he expected things to pick up later in the night.


“We have a fantastic weekend going so far. Speightstown is buzzing, the atmosphere is great. People look forward to the event here in the north. People are coming about a little later in the evening as it gets cooler but next year we will work with that and more people will come out.

“It isn’t necessarily that Speightstown is dead but most things are on the south of the island so we wanted to bring something to the north of the island for the persons down here,” Walcott said.

The event will feature more pan music and live performances by Mr Blood and Mr Dale, and is expected to end at 10:00 p.m.

Tomorrow the pan weekend will conclude with the popular Pan Pun De Sand at Brandons Beach. (DB)

2 Responses to Crop Over comes to Speightstown

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce July 10, 2016 at 3:15 am

    About Time wunna put events on. The place was becoming a ghost town.

  2. Ann Harding July 10, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Thanks to all who made the day! I only knew it started at 10am and, like others, I waited for rain to pass before venturing out. I didn’t know when the pan groups would play but got lucky to hear a few in the afternoon and to buy a beautiful handmade necklace. Speightstown is full of historic charm which I hope to see preserved and not developed over.


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