The 2017 Cayman Brac Agriculture Show was bigger and better than ever with a record crowd of 1,600.
The show was held on March 25 at the Agricultural Grounds on the Bluff. Now in its 14th year, the event saw its largest crowd to date, as well as a record number of vendors.
According to organizers, the show honored the historical advancements of agriculture in Cayman Brac while highlighting its significance to the island’s culture and heritage, when, in times gone by, living off the land by rearing livestock and growing produce were essential for survival.
Kicking off with a traditional Caymanian breakfast and opening ceremonies, the day featured games, contests, a raffle, entertainment by performers including the YMCA dance group, Los Tropicanos, the Koalition dance troupe and the J.R. Douglas Band, demonstrations from the fire and police departments and the Customs K-9 unit, as well as various cultural demonstrations.
“New attractions for this year were a greased-pole climb, peppermint candy making, a performance from Tide-Tricking and Rosco the mechanical bull,” said Brac Agricultural Show committee chair Chevala Burke.
Show mainstays, including locally grown produce, crafts made from natural materials, animal displays, delicious competition entries and games all proved popular as well, in a day offering fun for all ages.