Seafood Fiesta Is Back On November 8th
When the second Seafood Fiesta opens on the afternoon of November 8th, Urlings Wharf, judging from the past event, the ministry of Agriculture is expecting a large turn-out.
Organizers of the festival, which is fast becoming Antigua’s biggest seafood Fiesta, have added new elements to the already action packed schedule.
Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Housing & the Environment Hilson Baptiste said his expectations are high and is anticipating a 100-percent increase with regards to patrons showing up to enjoy culinary delights from the sea, while being entertained.
The seafood fiesta is geared towards sensitizing the public on the sustenance of the fishing sector, while at the same time encouraging the populace to eat local.
The new attractions to the seafood fiesta are swimming competition, aquarium and other displays.
Organizer of the seafood fiesta, Marcelle Freeland-John, underscored that the patrons, this time around patrons could expect, “wider variety of seafood, come with a hearty appetite. We will have more vendors with sumptuous delights to appease your taste-buds.”
Freeland –John added that fresh seafood will be on sale.
The organizer stated further that individuals who were unable to purchase their seafood the previous day, could do so at the Seafood Fiesta.
Judging from the July 19th fiesta, the look the present is a bit different, as activities have been condensed toward the end of the marina.
The "smarter planning" will help eliminate some wasted space and allow for a better crowd flow.
Returning popular features include the local live music acts; bounce castle and fishing competition and boat rides.
All other events are side dishes to the main feature of the festival — the food. Seafood dishes like Lobsters, crab cakes, seafood water, seafood cakes complete the event.