Farm focus moves to Sister Islands

The focus on farming switches to Little Cayman and Cayman Brac next month as the Sister Islands host their respective Agricultural Shows.

Thousands of visitors packed into the Grounds in Lower Valley for the Agricultural Show in Grand Cayman last week. And big crowds are expected for similar events on 2 March in Cayman Brac and then on 23 March in Little Cayman.

Cayman Islands Premier Juliana O’Connor-Connolly encouraged people to turn out and support both events.

“These shows offer the usual extravaganza of colour, competition and showmanship along with displays, and are a great opportunity for social interaction in the close-knit communities of our Sister Islands,” she said. “The good thing about agriculture in Little Cayman is that just about everyone does their part. They understand the importance of backyard farming and rely on each other.”

Both events will showcase local livestock, crafts and a variety of farm produce. Delicacies including stewed turtle, whelks, conch and lobster will be served up. A king and queen and prince and princess of the shows will also be crowned.

The Little Cayman show, held at Blossom Village, features a dog show, tractor rides and Linton Tibbett’s coconut toss. Entry is $10, including a raffle ticket and a chance to win $1,000.

The Cayman Brac show is held at the Agriculture Grounds off Songbird Road.

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