Prime Minister Andrew Holness and President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta examining produce at the 67th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial Food Show
This year’s (2019) staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show marked its 67th anniversary. The event, held annually at the Agricultural Showground in Clarendon, ran from August 4-6, under the theme “Grow What We Eat…Eat What We Grow…Aligning Farming Decisions with Climatic Conditions”.
The Denbigh Show is the oldest, largest and most dynamic Agricultural Show in the English Speaking Caribbean and one of Jamaica’s most iconic event. Denbigh was first held in 1952 and remains one of the Caribbean’s premier agricultural events. Denbigh epitomizes wholesome family entertainment and attracts over 80,000 patrons annually.
The 67th staging of Denbigh saw a diverse delivery of agricultural events at the premier agricultural show, which included livestock exhibitions, innovations in technology, farmers’ markets, competitions such as the National Farm Queen Competition, National Champion Farmer and National Young Champion Farmer.
This year’s showcase also delivered a melting pot of traditional dishes, and an impressive showcase of our Jamaican culture, with traditional art forms on display like Maypole dancing and Jonkunnus.
The show opened with, the Governor General’s Day, on Sunday, August 4. The Hi-Pro Gospel Extravaganza was one of the highlights for the day’s proceedings and saw some of the nation’s finest Gospel acts delivering stellar performances. Minister Marion Hall, Rondell Positive, Jermaine Edwards, Carlene Davis, Ryan Mark, Jabez, Minister Lubert Levy among others delivering fiery sets and placing the lid on a remarkable gospel showcase.
The annual event continued with the Minister of Industry and Commerce on Monday, August 5; and on Tuesday, August 6, with Prime Minister’s Day.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness hosted the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta and a list of overseas dignitaries. Denbigh 2019 delivered quality exhibitions and was well supported by patrons.
By Fiona Forrest and Juliane Robinson
Photo credit: Geoffrey Forrest