Belize City, Belize – May 11, 2012, 2012 – There is no excuse to miss this year’s Crooked Tree Village Cashew Festival starting this Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 10 a.m. culminating on Sunday, May 13, 2012. The Cashew Festival which started in 1992 was originally named the “Agricultural Show for Belize Rural”. Since then, the festival has grown into a yearly tradition celebrating the #1 economic driver of Crooked Tree Village.
There are a total of 2,000 cashew trees throughout Crooked Tree Village and that number continues to grow as the demand for Cashew products like cashew, wine and nuts grow in popularity. “The Festival will feature cashew cuisine like cakes, pies, jams, wines, punch, and there will be a stew cashew bar,” said George Guest, Chairman of Crooked Tree Village.
Other festival entertainment will be mechanical rides, horseback riding, a talent show, a cashew wine drinking contest, and live music by local musician Kenny G. For those wishing to go, taxis from the Crooked Tree Village-Northern Highway junction will be available.
More information on the Crooked Tree Cashew Festival can be acquired from George Guest, Chairman of Crooked Tree Village at 607-8096.
About the Belize Tourism Board
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is a statutory body within the Belize Ministry of Tourism, and it is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister of Tourism. The BTB works in conjunction with members of the private sector – including the Belize Hotel Association, Belize Tourism Industry Association and Belize National Tour Operators Association – and is dedicated to building tourism in the most economically and environmentally sustainable manner. As a part of its responsibilities, the BTB promotes Belize as a premier tourism destination to both in-country and international consumers. Among its outreach to the international travel market, the BTB markets the country’s unique attractions to travelers, members of the travel trade industry and media outlets in key markets.
The BTB is also dedicated to developing and implementing tourism programs that will help strengthen and grow the Belizean tourism industry; promote good destination stewardship; and instill high quality standards for accommodations and travel experiences. For more information on the BTB and its services, visit www.travelbelize.org.
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