Although this year is proving to be the toughest period for corn cultivators in recent memory, plans are moving full steam ahead for the 2019 hosting of the annual Corn Festival.
The event is the brainchild of Dexter Lendore and Dexter Leggard. The two have seen it take off on the speedway of success in just four years of operation.
This year’s festival is carded for Sunday, October 27th in keeping with the thrust to cater for those returning to participate in the All Saints traditional commemoration. It will allow them to refresh their taste buds regarding some of the corn products of yesteryear, which are no longer found in the today’s kitchens while exposing the younger generation to the palatable diversity of corn cuisine.
Leggard said that they are pleased with where they are with some seven weeks remaining for the exercise.
He said that despite yet another annual challenge for local corn producers to supply them for the event, they have already made the necessary contact to have it imported from the mainland.
Already, he disclosed, they have been inundated with enquiries from the people in the various Diasporas on when the event would be held.
According to Leggard, the passion for this year’s festival sweeps across the tri-island state and even visitors are desirous of debuting their visit to the island as a result of the corn festival.
Cognizant of the local and returning nationals’ bottomless appetite for corn and its by-products, Leggard assured that there would be a wider variety of items from the product at next month’s event.
He also expressed satisfaction with the pace at which sponsorships have been arriving for the festival.