District readies for Agriculture Show

Nursery staff show off their wares at a plant sale in 2014. This year’s Cayman Islands Agriculture Show is slated for Feb. 10 at the Grounds in Lower Valley.

The 49th Cayman Islands Agriculture Show is taking place once again this year on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Grounds in Lower Valley.

Avery Eden demonstrates cane juice making.
Avery Eden demonstrates cane juice making.

The Cayman Islands Agriculture Society’s George Smith said the show will feature many attractions including a mechanical bull, an equine performance, along with livestock and produce competitions, craft exhibits and various demonstrations.

Mr. Smith invited anyone, beginner or professional, to give the mechanical bull a whirl.

Audiences will be treated to a horse performance by the riders of the Equestrian Centre, featuring Pan American Games participant and Olympic Games qualifier, Jessica McTaggart.

Additional features are more kids’ activities and areas for children than ever before, as well as a fruit carving competition, sponsored by the Foster’s Group. It’s the first time that event is taking place.

Mr. Smith said this year’s show aims to incorporate a carnival theme throughout its games, setup and display.

“We are reaching out to the community to support the local agriculture sector, and show the real importance of agriculture in Cayman,” said Mr. Smith.

“Support goes a long way to helping farmers continue what they do.”

Also this year, fair-goers can expect improved parking, extra seating, and additional tents for shade.