Beginning in 2016, Coco Fest was created to celebrate the Cayman coconut and preserve its ties to Caymanian heritage. The festival also highlights the local cottage industry and is about remembering a time when harvesting coconuts was vital in Cayman.
Coco Fest also supports the ‘shop local’ ethos by creating a space for small businesses to showcase and sell their artwork, traditional foods and products made from coconut oil, or some part of the coconut plant.
The Director of the TAB Patrick Thompson, shared that the festival is “…another outlet for entrepreneurs to promote and sell their locally made products but emphasising the precious coconut fruit.”
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s staging of Coco Fest will be a scaled-down version of the annual festival.
Visitors to Coco Fest can look forward to local foods, candies, produce, games, and beauty products. The Visual Arts Society will also host an arts and crafts corner. Plus, live entertainment will include One World Entertainment, Little Magic and Pan n’ Riddim steel band.
Coco Fest vendors include:
Roast & Fry.
Top Of The Line.
345 Farm Fresh.
Powder Monkey Treats.
Willie’s Fresh Fruits & Juices.
Shilpa’s Unique Arts.
Door to Door Ice Cream.
Pedro’s Fresh Chopped Coconut Water.
Cayman Spirits Co.
Botanic Park (Plant Sale).
Dept Of Community Rehabilitation.
Demonstration – National Trust of the Cayman Islands.
Pedro St James Info Booth.
Admission fees are CI$10 for adults and CI$5 for children aged six to 12. Children five and under will enter for free. All attendees will receive a raffle ticket with their entry and will be able to purchase more tickets at the Pedro St James info booth.
All the required COVID-19 protocols will be in effect.