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The Bahamas Biggest and most Popular Festival is back!

#Bahamas, September 26, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas most popular Festival returns to the Botanical Gardens in October, bigger and better than ever!   Every year, we welcome 25-30,000 people to our event and expect even more this year.

In this our 22nd year, the event is delighted to once again welcome our Presenting Sponsor, Jetblue.   As an international carrier, Jetblue is a perfect ­t for our international festival.   They will be participating in the Festival and will be providing exciting giveaways for attendees, including ‑flights!

The Festival will have the usual mix of national booths, with a large Bahamas Village, featuring the very best of Bahamas food, beverages and crafts; Jamaica will be there in full force, with their own Village area, as will Cuba, Best in Show winner.   The rest of the Caribbean is back, Guyana, Haiti, Trinidad, and more, with newcomer Bermuda – and more.   Europe will feature the ever-popular booths from Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland plus this year we have Germany and Belgium; while North America has the USA, Canada and Mexico; and South America is represented by Peru; with our Central America booth Belize making a fi­rst appearance.   Asia includes the ever-popular Philippines, with India and the amazing booths presented by the Chinese Embassy and down-under is represented by Australia.

A popular new area last year, the Beer Garden, is back with local and international beers in a shady area with tables and umbrellas, to sit, relax and enjoy a cold beer.

Saturday night, the Gardens come alive again with a reprise from Visage in the Bahamas Village.   We are adding a concert on the Main Stage showcasing Son del Solar plus the awesome music of Willis and the Illest.   The concerts are from 6pm-8pm and to assist with attendance, we are opening the gates to 7pm. After that time, no one will be allowed entry.   There is no additional charge for the concerts, just the gate fee of $10 adults, $3 children.   For the children, the amusements will be back, with Inflatable Rides, Face Painting, toys and more.

As ever, this is a cashless festival, to safeguard our booth holders.   Bank of The Bahamas has been a stalwart sponsor for several years, providing banking services to the vendors and ensuring that only our Festival Dollars are accepted throughout the event.

We will hold our annual raffle, with ticket sales commencing immediately and the winners this year will be drawn at 5pm on Sunday October 15.   The prizes are incredible, including airline tickets, hotel stays and gift certificates for restaurants and stores.   Tickets are only $5.

Our grateful thanks go out to ALL our sponsors – Jetblue, Bank of The Bahamas, ALIV, Burns House, Coca-Cola, Bristol Cellars, Bahamas Experience, Bahamas Waste, Cable Bahamas, NAD, The Punch, Doctors Hospital, Girl Guides, Out Island Promotion Board, FYP…and more!

For further information, please contact OR call 457-3261

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