Plans are well on stream for another great year of Carriacou’s premiere culinary event, the annual Carriacou Corn Festival.
The festival which began in 2015 returned last year after a 2-year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic and has shown that it was missed.
Known for growing a large quantity of corn, the island will again witness a wide variety of products prepared from corn including coo-coo, cornbread, corn cake, conkie/paime, corn porridge and corn kebabs.
The 2023 festival is again being organised under the theme; “Discover and Relish Corn’s Goodness” will be held on Sunday, 29 October.
Coordinators of this unique event Dexter Lendore and Dexter Leggard noted that Corn Fest 2023 is again intended to inspire and encourage community togetherness while exploring the variety of products derived from corn and believe that the annual Corn Festival can be showcased as a prominent feature on our national cuisine calendar of events given Grenada’s recent newfound fame as a culinary capital of the world. .
Corn has been the predominant staple food enjoyed by ancestors and is a permanent feature at the island’s traditional “Saraca” smoked food.
The day’s event, which will be held at the popular Foot Print Bar, close to the Lauriston Airport will also showcase a number of Carriacou’s cultural traditions, including string band music and May Pole dancing.
The venue, according to the organisers, with its turquoise water, easy access, adequate parking and spacious sandy grounds is perfect for such an event.
Lendore and Leggard, who both have extensive background and knowledge in the local cultural and tourism landscape are hoping that Corn Fest will continue to be an additional feature on the island’s cultural calendar.
Corn Fest 2023