I have one word that describes the annual Food Fair hosted by the St. Thomas Carnival Committee…Delicious! As I entered the fair, there was an instant aroma of well-seasoned dishes. A typical plate would consist of beef, chicken or fish coupled with seasoned rice, baked macaroni, potato stuffing and a vegetable. Additionally, there was a large selection of homemade soups such as chicken soup, goat water, and vegetable soup. Baked goods such as coconut tarts, pumpkin bread, and favorable moist cakes were also available for purchase.
I walked around the fair and saw the vendors tables filled with local produce grown by the local farmers. There were brilliant bright red peppers, large pumpkins, sweet mangoes, juicy papayas, ripe avocados and much more. The farmers also sold fruit and vegetable trees, tea bush, and plants. Hand carved arts and crafts created by local artists was also for sale.
The weather was perfect on that day. The sun was beaming brightly in the clear blue skies. There was live entertainment with performances by the Quelbe Dancers who danced to Quelbe music and performances by local bands who serenaded fair goers with their musical tunes.
Considering that I wanted to make my own hot pepper sauce, I bought a bag of red peppers. Overall, The St. Thomas Carnival Food Fair was a tasty treat!
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-Travel with Africah