The province of Guimaras is preparing to once again hold the Dragon Fruit Fest that will kick off on Friday, August 4, 2023 at the Provincial Capitol Grounds.
Now on its second year, the festival aims to offer a different experience to locals and visitors through a 10-day event with events slated on weekends to take advantage of the influx of tourists in the island.
A first in Western Visayas, Guimaras Dragon Fruit Fest desires to position dragon fruit as an emerging agriculture high value crop and tourism event destination attraction in the island province.
The Dragon Fruit Costume FunRun and motorcade that showcases the creativity and innovation in dragon fruit-inspired costume will kick off the celebration.
Dragon fruit products such as fresh fruits, processed or value-added products, planting materials, and other major agricultural products of Guimaras will be on display at the trade fair.
The festivities will likewise feature dragon fruit farm tour which will showcase different dragon fruit farms in Guimaras while demonstration of dragon fruit cuisine and dragon fruit-based value-added products will take the spotlight at “Dragon Fruit Kulinarya”.
“Taste the Dragon Fruit” will provide venue for visitors and guests to enjoy the flavors of Guimaras’ dragon fruit products while visitors visiting the trade fair can have more to look forward to with the “Dragon Fruit Classroom”.
An international business forum on dragon fruit farming will present opportunities to exchange knowledge on the update on technology on dragon fruit farming that could contribute to economic recovery of Guimaras particularly employment creation, increase household income, and increase local revenue focus on dragon fruit farming.
Busking sessions and bands will provide nightly entertainment during the festival.
By conducting such festival, the Provincial Government of Guimaras and partner organizers aim to increase awareness of the dragon fruit which may increase the income of the local growers.
With Dragon Fruit Fest, Guimaras proves that it is mangoes and more!