The province’s main festival is bringing back one of its most anticipated activities. Different products from 23 municipalities will be featured once more as this year’s Baragatan Festival promises to bring back the LGU Trade Fair.
According to Ma. Mayla Rebusada of the Office of Provincial Agriculturist (OPA), the trade fair will run from June 9 to 23 and will be hosted again at the Provincial Capitol Grounds. The fair showcases different agricultural products—rice, fruits and vegetables, bandi, handicrafts, accessories and even dried fish—of the province’s different municipalities. Also included are booths featuring tourist destinations found in each town.
The booths will compete with each other in terms of decoration quality, product presentation, economic potential, cleanliness and display setting. The particular contest is divided into two categories—mainland and island municipalities. Winning booths will receive cash prizes (P50k for first place, P40K for second, and P10K for third).
All participating booths will receive a consolation prize of P10K each. The LGU Fair Trade is seen as a big boost to traders and business owners in the province as it helps in introducing products to the general public. Aside from this, the activity has also served as a way for traders across Palawan to connect with each other.
So far, five municipalities have confirmed their participation in the said fair: Narra, Roxas, San Vicente, Cuyo and Magsaysay. It is expected that all municipalities will participate at the Baragatan sa Palawan Festival 2017.