Strawberry Festival events on in La Trinidad, Benguet

>> Friday, February 17, 2017

By Fely Guanzo

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Mayor Romeo K. Salda with regional Tourism director Marie Venus Tan launched the 36th Strawberry Festival here Wednesday at the Strawberry Fields with exciting events set up to March.
Theme “Sustaining the fruits of La Trinidad’s agro-eco tourism,” Salda said the event aims to promote La Trinidad as top strawberry producer and promote agro- tourism.
On Feb. 20-March 31 is the Agro-Industrial Fair at km 5 barangay booths.
Salda said this trade fair brings together entrepreneurs with an interest in agro-sector at Strawberry Lane which, one highlight of the festival at municipal park.
Events, venue and dates are as follows: Mural Competition-Municipal Park-Feb. 23-24 at 9a.m.; Strawberry Festival Hymn Search-Municipal Park-February 24,9am; Valley Clean up drive-La Trinidad-Wide-February 24-25,8 a.m. -5 p.m.; Coffee Summit-Municipal Gym-Feb. 24-26,9 a.m.; Art and Photo contest-Art and Photo Lane, Municipal Park-Feb. 4-25, 8 a.m.-5p.m.; festival opening program-municipal gym-March 6, 8 a.m.; Jo fair- municipal gym-March 10, 8 a.m.;  concert- municipal park –March 6 and 31 at 5-10pm; Duting tan Dukto and Fun Run-Municipal Park-March 11, 6 a.m.; Biggest and Sweetest Strawberries-Municipal park-March 11, 6 a.m.; Dog Show-Municipal Park-March 11,9 a.m.- 12 p.m .; Mr. and Ms. La Trinidad Pre-Pageant-Municipal Gym-March 17,4 p.m.; Flower arrangement Contest; Municipal Park-March 17,1 p.m.; Civic Parade- Km 6 to Municipal Hall-March 18,7 a.m. and main program at 10 a.m.; Owik tan tayao-Municipal Gym-March 18, 12 noon to 6 p.m. ; Street Dance,Drum and Lyre, and Float Parade- Municipal Gym-March 19, 9a.m.-12noon; Strawberry Cake fest-Lednicky hall-March 19,2-6pm; Feast of St. Joseph-san Jose Parish Church, March 20; Strawberry Cake competition- Municipal Gym-March 21,9a.m.; Mass wedding- Municipal Gym-March 24,9 a.m.; Cordillera Filmfest-Wangal Sports Complex -March 24-26, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Mr. and Ms. La Trinidad-BSU Gym-March 25, 7 p.m.-12noon; Dongba ni Kavadjo-Wangal Sports complex-March 25-26,8 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Balik Bayan Day- Municipal Gym-March 30,1p.m.- 4 p.m.; Barangay night- Municipal Gym-March 30, 6 p.m.-11p.m.
On March 31 at 8 a.m. to 5p.m. will be the closing and awarding at the Municipal Gym.

Department of Tourism Director Marie Venus Tan said visitors will enjoy and have fun in said festival.


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