Blossom Village Community Park’s laid-back atmosphere will be transformed into a marketplace of garden plants, arts and crafts, traditional foods and various competitions for everyone to enjoy when the annual Little Cayman Agriculture Show kicks off Saturday.

The show offers plenty of activities, including a coconut toss, face painting, judging of best hot sauces, paintings, crafts, cakes, animals and much more.

“The tents are erected for vendors and other individuals who will be participating and getting prepared for the show,” said Roger Scott, committee chairman of the show.

Last Thursday, the committee received a sizeable shipment of various potted plants, sent by the Agriculture Department in Grand Cayman, which will be on sale the day of the show.

“All preparations will be completed by Friday evening and local participants will be moving in their goods in anticipation of the show which opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m.” Mr. Scott said.

Agriculture Department Assistant Director Brian Crichlow said staff from Grand Cayman will be attending. He also said there will be the usual mixture of fruit trees, as well as a selection of different vegetable and herbs for the garden on sale. Department staff will be managing the information booth and assisting with general logistics and judging.

Debbi Truchan, past show chairperson, said the event is a gathering of the whole Little Cayman community, and its goal is to educate and make a firm stand that agriculture is a part of the culture and daily living. She added that Barefoot Man, Andy Martin and Sea N’ B will be providing entertainment for visitors and residents.

Little Cayman might not have lots of cows, goats, horses and other farm animals to display, but Ms. Truchan said the island makes up for that by hosting its popular dog show.

This year, organizers are also adding a coconut shucking contest to the competitions, and the children from Little Cayman Educational Services will be showing off their grow boxes and drink-making skills.

The show will be officially opened by Agriculture Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly.

A raffle will be held with a grand prize of $1,000.

The entrance fee is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Gates will open to the public at 10 a.m.

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