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Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

Belize’s largest agricultural show is about to start this weekend. After some four months of planning by the Department of Agriculture, the National Agriculture and Trade Show launches at 3:00 p.m. this Friday, then continues on Saturday and Sunday. The show opens for the public at 7:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday and a number of activities have been planned.

As has been traditional, the show grounds near Roaring Creek Village is being zoned to make it family friendly. Among the attractions this year is that visitors will be able to zip line from tree to tree thanks to a team from Cave Tubing. There will also be mechanical rides, paint ball duels and bouncy houses for the children. This year the agriculture departments from the various Districts will be showcasing techniques for growing crops in confined spaces.

The much awaited rodeo starts at 1:00 p.m this Sunday. Some twenty bull rides will be available until 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. The Belize Police Department held a special strategy session and walk through the show grounds on Tuesday and are committed to the safety of all visitors to the show grounds this coming weekend.

According to Gary Ramirez, Chair of the Planning Committee of Belize’s largest agricultural show, there were some 37,000 visitors in 2016, 38,000 in 2017 and the numbers are expected to jump even higher this year.