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Photo Focus: 50th Anniversary of the Agricultural Fair in St Croix

Visitors at the 50th AgFair in St. Croix stroll in and out of the different exhibits showcasing culture, art, and food. (Photo by Shanell Petersen)

An overcast weekend was a delight as locals and tourists came to see, smell, and taste the rich local produce and other locally-made and designed products at the 50th Anniversary of the Agricultural Fair in St. Croix. With many names, such as AgFair and AgriFest, kicking off with St. Croix Majorettes performance early Saturday morning, May 28, 2022, to other highlighted performances by Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights, culture shone through in bright madras colors through Monday, May 30, 2022. The AgFair in St. Croix was held at the Agricultural Fairgrounds by the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture.

Planter’s Touch sells a variety of house plants at the 2022 Agricultural Fair in St. Croix. (Photo by Shanell Petersen)

With several sponsors and territory-wide support, children and adults had many activities to choose from, including adopting a pet from the St. Croix Welfare Center to, of course, the highlight of locally-grown fruits, vegetables, provisions, and fruit trees galore!

A rainbow of colors from locally grown foods for sale by Sejah Farm at the 50th AgriFest in STX. (Photo by Shanell Petersen)

A safe AgFair made this year’s event a treat as many visitors noted the two-year break due to COVID. The celebration of food, culture, music and arts were enjoyed by hundreds, though not as heavily attended as in the past. Vendors and organizers agreed the 50th Agricultural Fair in St. Croix was indeed a success.

Leah, 7 years old, a happy customer, leaving the elephant go-round at the 50th AgriFest in St. Croix. (Photo by Shanell Petersen)
Vibez Natural Products, owner speaks with patron at booth at 2022 AgFair in St. Croix (Photo by Shanell Petersen)
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