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What to Expect at Denbigh 66!

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The oldest, largest and most dynamic Agricultural show in the English-speaking Caribbean will be this weekend!

The 66th staging of Denbigh will be this Saturday, August 4th to Monday, August 6th at the Denbigh Showground, May Pen, Clarendon. Exhibits will be open between 8am to 5pm.

***Tickets cost $1000JMD for Adults and $400JMD for Children***

The theme this year is, ‘Grow What You Eat, Eat What You Grow: Agriculture Securing Our Future’.

Patrons should ensure that they take advantage of purchasing fresh produce from farmers who represent farms across the island at the Farmers’ Market.

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Source: http://www.jas.gov.jm

There will be numerous Attractions and Entertainment such as:

– Agricultural and Horticultural Exhibits

– National Champion Farmer Competition

– Farm Queen Competition

– Youth in Agriculture Competition

– An Assimilation Exercise on Climate Change and the Impact of Technology

– Greenhouse Farmer Competition showcasing linkages within the Tourism and Agricultural Processing sectors.

JUTC is providing a PARK-AND-RIDE Shuttle Service from Kingston over the 3 days!

Roundtrip Ticket Costs: $1400JMD (Adults); $1200JMD (Children)

Ticket outlets:

JUTC Office, Shop 126b, Greater Portmore Shopping Centre, Spanish Town Transport Centre on Burke Road, Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre and JUTC Downtown Hub, 9 East Parade.

Departure times from locations in Kingston:

Spanish Town Transport Centre: 10am – 1pm
Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre: 8:30am – 11am
Portmore Mall: 9am – 12noon

Departure times from Denbigh: 7:30pm and 10:30pm daily

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Agro Fest 2018 is this Saturday in Hope Pastures!

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It’s time for AgroFest again! The 22nd staging won’t be at Jamaica College this year. It will be at The Jamaica Horticultural Society Show Ground Hope Estate, Hope Pastures at the corner of Gibson Close and Gibson Dr., Kingston 6.

The Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show put on by the Kingston and St. Andrew Association of Branch Societies along with the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) will feature Horticultural displays, a Farmers Market, a Champion Blue Mountain Farmer Competition and more.

It will be a fun day out for the family with a Kiddies Village and Entertainment.

Grow What We Eat and Eat What We Grow!

Ticket Information:

Admission: $600JMD for Adults and $100JMD for Children at the Gate

For Additional Information Contact JAS:

Ph: 876-922-0610; 876-948-2901

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Wing Sauce Competition and Farmer’s Market this Saturday in Mona!

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There are so many things happening this weekend! Not to worry though, if you schedule your time well, you can make it to all of the events.

Non-profit organization, New Kingston Rotaract Club (Youth arm of Rotary) is having their annual Wing Sauce Competition this Saturday, March 24th by the Mona Dam. However, this time they are also having a Farmer’s Market encouraging us to eat healthy and buy our local produce, while contributing to charity at the same time. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Judging and sampling usually takes place at about 2:30/3:00pm. Suga will be judging too!

So, after returning from the Jamaica Coffee Festival in Newcastle, you can make your way over to the Mona Dam. You can enjoy watching non-profit organizations battle to become the Wing Sauce Champs, probably sample a few tasty wings, buy some fresh, local produce and then head over to the National Stadium to see our Boys and Girls Champs. After all, the hot races are usually run in the late afternoon and evening.

You can then pat yourselves on the back for supporting Brand Jamaica, contributing to Charity and supporting our future in Education and Athletics all in one day. Scouts from some of the best colleges around the world will be at the National Stadium to watch and recruit our athletes.

Keep up with the New Kingston Rotaract Club by following them on Instagram @nkrcjamaica and if you are between the ages of 18-30, see how you can join them!

Stay tuned for your update on the Jamaica Coffee Festival later this week!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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