This year’s plans for the International and Caribbean Food Fair hosted by the St. John’s Anglican Cathedral – which is about two weeks away – are progressing smoothly.
According to the public relations officer (PRO) for the Food Fair Management Committee, Valarie Gonsalves-Barriero, tickets for the much-looked-forward-to event are already on sale and have remained at $20 for all these years.
There are several countries taking part in the fair, many of whom have been doing so since its inception; and negotiations are being held with others to come on board, the PRO says.
Gonsalves-Barriero says that stalls will be easily identifiable since they will be flying the flags of their country.
Funds from the fair are used to offset projects undertaken by the church, including the restoration of the cathedral, Gonsalves-Barriero says.
The PRO is inviting everyone to support the event, which is being described as a family fun-time activity with entertainment and activities for the young people.
Gonsalves-Barriero says patrons should try their best to come out early before some of the popular stalls sell out.
For those persons who do not have a ticket, an entrance fee of $2 will be accepted at the gate, and they will be able to acquire tokens to make their purchases.
The annual event starts at 2 p.m. and ends promptly at 7 p.m. at the Deanery Grounds, and there will be hand-washing stations even though the pandemic has subsided, according to Gonsalves-Barriero.