Agriculture show approaches

February is upon us and local
agriculture is set to reach a fever pitch because the annual Agriculture show
takes place in a little less than two weeks time.

Ash Wednesday, 17 February, sees
the show at its regular setting in the Agriculture Pavilion in Savannah.

The Pavilion, home to the Market at
the Grounds farmers market, is to be a hub of activity from about 8am until
8pm.

The focus of the show is on
agricultural, horticultural and livestock exhibits. To that end many different
types of crops are slated to be on sale and on display from corn and pumpkin to
zucchini and cucumber.

In addition many cows, horses and
goats will be on show in their pens along with other farm animals. Even fish
tanks showing farm-raised tilapia and other species can be seen.

Almost every aspect of Cayman
culture is expected to be covered from entertainment to arts and crafts and
local cuisine.

Equestrian displays, a huge kids
section and stalls from local vendors are included in the day’s event.

General admission sees tickets on
sale for $10 with special $25 tickets available for a chance at substantial
prizes.

Included in this year’s sweepstakes
is the $20,000 raffle, a trip for two to Cayman Brac with accommodations at the
Alexandria Hotel and a $1,000 shopping spree at Al Thompson’s home store.

The agriculture show
has been ongoing for over 43 years and in years past, nearly 10,000 people have
attended the one-day event.

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