LA TRINIDAD, Benguet November 12 – Numerous indigenous products from the province’s thirteen municipalities, potential tourist destinations and agro-farm landscape will be displayed at the Wangal Sports Center from November 17,25, 2015 to spice up the festive atmosphere for local residents and visitors wanting to join the traditional Adivay Festival.
The agro-industrial and tourism fair is one of the major highlights of the celebration of the 115th founding anniversary of Benguet and the traditional Adivay Festival with this year’s theme “Sustaining Benguet’s Gains.”
Lolita Bentrez, Benguet provincial agriculturist, described this year’s conduct of the agro-industrial fair as much bigger and better because of the infusion of added innovations that would make the activity worth visiting.
Aside from the presentation of indigenous products, arts and crafts as well as processed food products, the thirteen municipalities will be presenting to the public their different tourism destinations and landscape of their vegetable farms that would serve as added attractions for foreign and domestic tourists who will be attending the festivities lined up for the month-long celebration.
She said the tourism showcase and landscape display would be a contest that is why each of the participating municipalities will present their best in order to be adjudged as the winners after the week-long conduct of the agro-industrial fair.
“We had to introduce innovations to the annual conduct of the agro-industrial, tourism and landscape fair so that local residents and visitors alike will be enticed to frequently visit the different presentations,” Bentrez stressed.
Gov. Nestor B. Fongwan said this year’s agro-industrial and tourism fair would be worth visiting because of the expected new presentations of the participating municipalities that is why the public is being encouraged to visit their respective presentations for them to appreciate the work of art the indigenous way.
For the past several years, one of the most attended activities of the Adivay Festival is the week-long agro-industrial fair because of the availability of cheap and quality products from the thirteen municipalities and the availability of the supply of organic vegetables which is now the demand of the times considering that people are now becoming health conscious.
Booths for the participating presentors this year will be much wider in order for the same to accommodate the display of indigenous arts and crafts among others, the tourism destination presentations and their agri-farm landscape which is one of the major criteria for judging who will be this year’s best presentors.