Grand opening of West Bay Agri-Fest this weekend

Local produce and goods available

West Bay residents will celebrate the official grand opening of a Farmers Market at the West Bay Heritage Playing Field, next to Ed Bush Stadium, on Saturday.

All are invited and admission is free.

The market began operating in August, but organizers decided to hold a grand opening and invite people from all districts. The Agri-Fest takes place from 9 to 4 p.m.

The Agri-Fest will feature agriculture district displays, face painting, a faces of Cayman photo contest, beauty queens, heritage displays, old-time Cayman games, prince and princess of the crop competition, talent demonstrations, a petting zoo, egg and spoon races and a kids’ zone.

Vendors will be offering local cuisine and beverages, such as conch, turtle, whelks, fish and fritters, heavy cakes turtle soup, roast corn, Cayman-style beef, tamarind drinks, coconut water, snow cones and cotton candy.

The West Bay Central Community Council and Captain Eugene Ebanks, MLA for West Bay Central, teamed up to start and maintain the Farmers Market.

The purpose of the market is for West Bay residents to have access to fresh, locally produced foods and goods in their district, organizers said.

The goal for the market is also to help the West Bay community create a robust local economy and a thriving neighborhood.

The market also allows the West Bay community to connect with each other in a family friendly environment, committee members said.

The market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.