The Oistins Festival showcases a variety of local and regional delicacies, art & craft, live music and cultural entertainment such as the steel-pan and tuk-band. Two of the main attractions are the fish boning competition and the climb-the-grease-pole competition.
Some of the other competitions are the crab racing and boat racing competition.
The Entertainment is centred around the Flood Lit Tattoo, the Gospel Festival and the Heritage Village.
Every year attempts have been made to enhance the uniqueness of the festival by focussing its activities around fish.
FLOW Oistins Fish Festival 2018 will be showcasing the culinary diversity of the Caribbean by staging
...The “Taste of the Caribbean.”
The main objective of the event is to demonstrate how a number of Caribbean Community countries prepare their ‘national dishes’ with a particular emphasis on FISH. For this year, countries would not be taking part in a competition. Rather, each country would seek to demonstrate its own food preparation.
Month: March or April (Easter week)
FLOW OISTINS FISH FESTIVAL STREET FAIR 2018 Dates: March 31st - Monday April 2nd (Easter weekend)
FLOW Oistins Fish Festival 2018 Dates & Full Schedule/Calendar of Events...
The Oistins Fish Festival is held in Oistins Town which is home to the Oistins Bay Garden and the popular Oistins Fish Fry.
ABOUT the Oistins Fish Festival
The Oistins Fish Festival was founded by Stella, Lady St. John, in collaboration with communities groups, the most prominent, of which was Hill Tops.
Originally the festival's goals were to improve the economic fortunes of the fisher-folk at Oistins, enhance their social status in the community, raise the entrepreneurial skills of the fisherfolk, and highlight Oistins as a major fishing community.
To achieve these goals, the Oistins Fish Festival was created as an Easter street fair, starting on the Saturday before Easter and continues throughout the weekend, ending on the Monday bank holiday.
Over the years this festival has attracted many people, both from Barbados and the region. The main event of the festival is the Fish Boning Competition, which is very competitive and an essential art form to the fishing industry.
Other events that create heightened spectator interest are the Dolphin Skinning Competition, the climbing of the Greasy Pole and the Boat Race. Patrons also look forward to the Gospel Festival on the Easter Sunday.
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