By Aabigayle McIntosh
The exciting Piango Fest’s second day, which everyone was looking forward to, has been rescheduled to the upcoming weekend because of the heavy rainfall.
This annual traditional festival celebrates two of our nation’s most mouthwatering fruits: the renowned Antigua Black Pineapple and the juicy Mango.
According to Gregory Bailey, the Director of Agriculture, this year’s attendance has been moderate compared to past years.
However, today marked a noticeable change as the festival’s second day unfolded in a different manner
“The turnout on [Saturday] was good given the general weather condition; we had more variety in the past. However, I find that the field tour and the live entertainment compensated for the lack of variety in terms of products”.
Regarding the cancellation, he stated, “We made an official decision to postpone until next Saturday due to the prolonged weather”.
The event was being held at the Cades Bay Pineapple Agriculture station; an area that gets extremely murky when it rains.