Jamaica News, April 13, 2018 – The 35th Staging of the Montpelier Agro Show – Bears Delicious Fruits
Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – On Monday, April 2, 2018, organizer of the Montpelier Agricultural and Industrial Show in St James hosted the 35th staging of the event without a hitch. The well-supported event featured the best in farm equipment, agriculture produce, farming competitions and wholesome family entertainment, in addition to, hosting the official opening of the Roger Clarke Exhibition and Conference Centre in honour of the late Agriculture Minister.
The level of experience with regards to the event planning was evident even before you entered the venue. The parking and entrance process was easy and pleasant as patrons filed into the venue by the hundreds, officers and ushers kept the crowd moving and incident free.
Stalls of all sizes and colors strung around the large venue, displaying many of the wonderful foods and produces that Jamaicans have come to love and in some cases, even forgotten about, served as a great reminder of what makes Jamaica so unique.
Endless activities filled the day from horseback riding trails to face painting, a marching band, bun eating competition, balloons for the children, as well as, a section for the footballers. The day saw numerous farming competitions and demonstrations, including a pitbull show where the dog trainer taught aggression and obedience techniques.
The Miss Farm Queen competition was won by Safiya Clennon while Farmer Sally-Anne Corrodus, walked away with the female Champion Farmer prize; Robert Chambers, the father of Omar Chambers, coped the Youth Champion Farmer trophy; and Robert Campbell, took the Male Champion Farmer and overall championship prize.
The stars of the show though definitely had to go to the food. All the local dishes were on hand from roast yam to jerk pork and everything that could be boiled, steamed, fried and stewed in between, with natural juices of all sort on hand to wash it down. Plants of all colors, shapes, and types from beautification to healing were being sold like “hot bread” as well as persons could be seen supporting the vendors by buying fresh ground provisions, goldfish, birds, seeds and wide array of produce.
As the evening progressed, the attention switched to the main stage as the live entertainment segment of the evening was now in focus and the Dj had the large venue swaying to some of the latest reggae and dancehall mixes. Live performances from the local artist were headlined by I-Octane who brought out the dancers on stage much to the delight of patrons.
Overall this was a wonderful event that promoted clean edifying fun for the entire family, highlighting “The Jamaica” that we all love and enjoy helping to revitalize our loving, caring, and friendly society.