Cashew Festival and Agricultural Show kicks off tonight in Crooked Tree

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016. 11:35 a.m. CST

Belize-cashew-festival-in-crooked-tree-villageBy Chrisbert Garcia: Scheduled for May 13th – 15th in Crooked Tree Village, this year’s installment of the annual Cashew Festival and Agricultural Show promises to deliver a fun filled experience with an abundance of cashew infused dishes that are sure to excite taste buds.

Located approximately 35 miles outside of Belize City in the Belize District, the unique village is named after the cashew tree which grows with a bend in its stem and is known as the cashew capital of the country.

Each year Crooked Tree is host to this very popular event which highlights art, jewelry, food and other items made out of cashew and their seeds, displaying the many uses of that delicious yellow fruit while various contests and horse riding exhibitions keep festival goers entertained.

For those who are fond of dancing, tonight (May 13th) will be the perfect time to get your groove on at a dance with live music, which will be held following a beauty pageant. That pageant will begin at 7:00 p.m. and a new Cashew Queen will be crowned.

Tomorrow and Sunday, daily events such as cashew wine drinking contest and greasy pole will surely captivate the crowd. Getting a few glasses of tasty cashew wine for yourself at this year’s festival is a must.

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