From produce and piglets to steers and straw work, local residents are invited to submit their entries for the various competitions in the Agricultural Show on Ash Wednesday.
Marking its 40th anniversary, this national event is hosted by the Cayman Islands Agricultural Society, in conjunction with the Ministry of District Administration, Planning, Agriculture & Housing and the Department of Agriculture, said a GIS press release.
A showcase for local farmers, their animals and produce and the best in local handicraft, the event takes place at the Agricultural Pavilion in Lower Valley on 21 February.
The fun competitions will cover a wide range of local products – from intricate quilting to ‘hands’ of bananas – and everyone, including farmers, backyard gardeners and local artisans are encouraged to enter and showcase their talents to the community.
The top two finishers in each category will be rewarded with prizes.
Entries for all categories, except livestock, will be accepted at the Agricultural Pavilion in Lower Valley on Tuesday, 20 February, from 3.30pm until 12 midnight.
For more information about the different competition categories, entry requirements and entering livestock for competition, please contact the Department of Agriculture at 947-3090 or Errol Watler at 916-3014.
The popular baby competition is open to children from birth to three years old. They will be judged on their personalities and smiles, with the top three in each age category receiving prizes or gift certificates. Forms may be collected from, and returned by Saturday, 10 February, to Eziethamae Bodden, who can be contacted on 916-1559. There is no entrance fee, and all babies will receive certificates of participation.