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#528324 - 01/15/18 01:06 PM National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) 2018  
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National Agriculture And Trade Show 2018 Dates Announced

The National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) Committee, under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration, hereby informs the public that the National Agriculture and Trade Show 2018 will be held on April 27, 28 and 29. This year’s event will be celebrated under the theme “Let’s Get Growing”.

Preparation of the grounds is currently underway and the committee advises that the reservation and sale of concession stands, food stalls, open spots and commercial booths have commenced. The right of first refusal will be granted to 2017 leaseholders and as such those vendors will have until February 9, 2018 to confirm their desire to re-establish their booth leases by contacting us, making a deposit of payment and signing of Lease Agreement. This preference exists EXCEPT where there was a reconfiguration of the grounds and/or removal of booths, in which case that space is no longer available for sale.

Effective Monday, February 12, 2018 potential new vendors or those wishing to relocate to a new location will be invited to do so by visiting the NATS Headquarters located on the showgrounds to view available spaces and complete the necessary transactions if so desired.

Vendors with down payments will have until April 13, 2018 to complete their payments after which that deposit becomes non-refundable.

For booth information, please contact:
National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) Headquarters
NATS Grounds
Belmopan, Cayo District
Telephone: 623 - 0606 Email: nats@agriculture.gov.bz
“Let’s Get Growing”

#529705 - 04/05/18 05:47 AM Re: National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) 2018 [Re: Marty]  
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Looking for something to do this month? Why not visit the National Agriculture and Trade Show happening this year on April 27th, 28, and 29th of this month in our Capital City of Belmopan.

If for some reason you have never visited the show, here are some facts about the Show:

The National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) which was established in the year 1970, is an annual public event that is held in Belmopan city, which is the capital of Belize. It is a family oriented event created in order for farmers as well as numerous businesses and organizations to showcase and sell their products to the Belizean public. Approximately 40,000 to 45,000 individuals visit the Trade Show over the three days.

The Agriculture Show grounds spread over 60 acres on the banks of Roaring Creek Village. Love FM's main stage is always the main event of the day where Belize's leading bands perform.

Apart from the entertainment, drinks and products, there are a variety of food from all parts of Belize, Mexico and Guatemala that are readily available to the visitors throughout the day. Some of these foods range from Tamales and Tacos to Rice and Beans with Stew Chicken and Barbecue. There are numerous mechanical rides that are brought in from the neighboring country Guatemala such as Ferris wheels and games of fortune for the young and old to enjoy. The attractions of the show include:

  • Judging of Crops and Livestock displays
  • Judging of Commercial and Industrial display booths
  • Tractor operation contest
  • Coconut husking contest
  • Aerial spraying display
  • Selection of Miss Agriculture
  • Musical Entertainment by local musicians/groups
  • Horse riding
  • Honoring of Farmer of the Year
  • Rodeo
  • Dog Show
  • Canoe Race
  • Motocross Show

With Agriculture being one of the most profitable industries in Belize, The National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) focuses on the importance of agriculture through education, by demonstrating how the agricultural sector contributes to Belize's economy. The National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) also emphasizes the importance of food security. This event usually occurs near the end of April or on the first weekend of May.

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THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND TRADE SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SHOW GROUNDS IN BELMOPAN

The National Agriculture and Trade show takes place at the end of April at the show grounds in Belmopan and is expected to attract thousands of Belizeans from across the country. Every year one of the main highlights of the three-day event is the selection and recognition of the Farmers of the year, in male, female and junior categories. Earlier this week the National trade show announced the winners of this year including Male farmer of the year which was awarded to Orange walk resident Baltazar Campus. Yesterday we paid Campus a visit who gave us a tour of his impressive farm lands



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