Belize’s Biggest Gathering: The 2014 National Agriculture & Trade Show – Part Two
The National Agriculture & Trade Show in Belmopan is a BIG DEAL. Yesterday, I posted pictures of the rides, some of the booths, the food. Here are lots more pictures of what I saw. The music was loud, it was crowded but not THAT crowded, it was hot but thankfully there was a bit of a cloud cover to save us from all out blazing heat.
Mostly it’s a TON of good times and a little sprinkling of danger. Just like this massive, fast moving ferris wheel and it’s pre-teen operator.
Totally worth the risk for the view.
So let me continue where I left off yesterday…
The British High Commission had a good sized booth…
And Cornish Pasties warming on the grill.
What’s this one for? I asked. It’s for extracting the first one from the mud if it gets stuck. Odd.
A very serious young cowboy.
Farm equipment on display, real and straw.
LOVE to buy some local goat cheese but I feel like it wouldn’t travel well in my bag.
Lots of fruit trees for sale from the beautiful breadfruit to mangos of all sorts.
The very difficult vegetable judging.
I do not envy the judge his job. How could you possibly choose The Best Cabbage in Belize – they look exactly the same. Weight was clearly involved…
I always love the folks just doing their own thing. Making yummy jam like these two Swiss-Bealizeans. $3-$4.50bzd for DELICIOUS spreads. I bought quite a few.
Tamarind is my very favorite.
And more tamarind – bought a bottle of this tasty sauce. Had some on my chicken last night.
Had to grab a cocoa mint body scrub too. I am, after all, a connoisseur of all things chocolate.
I SO would have purchased one of these beautiful hangings but knew it would arrive home in a tangled mess.
Time for the kids rodeo. Saturday was the children (you’d put your 7 year old on a bucking calf, right?) and Sunday for the adults.
Kids on angry calves…more cute/scary.
And those looking on…The beer tents and the cell phone providers were especially packed but not really my thing. SO much other good stuff to do and see.
Very fun times. If you haven’t been here, you’ve got to go.
I left to the EXTREMELY loud music of one of Belize’s most talented bands – Gilharry 7. Until next year…