The largest food fair in Antigua and Barbuda takes place during the country’s Annual Independence Celebrations on November 1.
Food vendors from around Antigua and Barbuda, set-up colourful stalls decked with national flags on the outer grounds of the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, and ready themselves to greet persons attending the Independence Ceremonial Parade in the stadium.
Food-lovers spend their entire day at the event, as vendors serve up local delicacies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Popular selections include the country’s national dishes – a savoury tomato-based salt-fish and sweet ‘ducana’ (a blend of sweet potato and coconut) or fungee (cornmeal based) and pepperpot, (with spinach, eggplant and okra) a plethora of seafood from sister-island Barbuda and treats such as coconut sugar cakes, tamarind stews, fudges and old-fashioned ice-cream.
All visitors to Antigua and Barbuda must have an onward or return ticket. Citizens of United States, United Kingdom and Canada citizens do not require a visa to enter Antigua and Barbuda and must travel on a valid passport.