Coming Up Too: First Benguet Country Fair

Seems like a lot of interesting events will be coming up these coming weeks. First, we told you about the Strawberry Woodstock. Then, there’s Cordillera Day which will be celebrated by our friends from the left. Then, now we have a Benguet Country Fair intended to showcase Kabenguetan’s love for everything country.

First Benguet Country Fair slated
Sunstar Baguio

THE Benguet people’s passion for western themes will be highlighted as the province hosts the first Country Fair, an event spearheaded by the newly organized Benguet Visitor’s Bureau (BVB).

Organizers of the 10-day activity said the affair will showcase the things about country lifestyles, which have become hit to the province’s constituents.
“This event is inspired by the Benguet people’s love for horses, jeans, boots, line dancing, country music and anything that makes a country type of lifestyle,” lawyer Damaso Bangaoet said.

Bangaoet is one of the organizers of the first Benguet Country Fair.

The event is initiated by the BVB, in coordination with the Department of Tourism (DOT).

BVB executive director Gregory Loy said while the affair would focus more on getting the constituents appreciate their potentials, the event will serve as added tourism attraction for Benguet.

The activity will run from April 25 to May 4 at the Palmaville in Puguis, La Trinidad.

Aside from the booths and exhibit areas that will display western materials, country fair-related competitions will also be held.

Organic products will also be featured as the bureau gears towards the promotion of organic production in the province.

The BVB, an organization aimed at coordinating the tourism activities of the province and its 13 towns, is initially composed of seven members — all from the private sector. (JC)

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