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28th St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair - CANCELLED

- Cancellation Notice -
Nov. 12, 2010

The St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Organizing Committee has announced the cancellation of this year's annual event which was scheduled for Nov. 20-21, on the grounds of the Reichhold Center for the Arts on St. Thomas. "This unfortunate cancellation was made for numerous reasons, many of which were beyond the control of the organizers," the committee wrote. "Some of these factors included the flooding of the fairgrounds, difficulties in securing a suitable alternate site, overnight security for vendors and major losses suffered by farmers during the recent heavy rains."

The committee regrets any inconveniences caused by the cancellation. Fair applicants may collect refunds at the respective offices where application fee payments were made on Monday, Nov. 15. Concerns or questions may be directed to committee members by calling the UVI Cooperative Extension Service at (340) 693-1080 or the Department of Agriculture at (340) 774-5182.
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- Original Release -
Nov. 8, 2010

The 28th Annual St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair will be held Nov. 20 and 21, on the grounds of UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts. The theme for this year is "Farm Today for a Healthier Tomorrow."

Fruits and vegetables, nursery plants, fruit trees, vegetable seedlings, local arts and crafts, food and much more will be on sale. Educational displays and workshops will also be available. Throughout the day there will be live entertainment and lots of games and activities for children, including a petting zoo at the livestock pavilion.

Highlights of the fair will be the presentation of the 2010 Farmer of the Year awards, along with the award for best youth rap. Cultural entertainment will be provided by Smalls and the Boys, the Mungo Niles Cultural Dancers, the Ulla Muller Elementary Steel Orchestra, the Gladys Abraham Elementary Cultural Choir and DJ Ubba.

The fair opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. on both days, with the opening ceremony beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children 11 and under.

For more information call sponsors the V.I. Department of Agriculture at (340) 774-5182 or the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service at (340) 693-1080.