The sixth annual Ocho Curry Festival, slated for Sunday, August 5 at the Turtle River Park, Ocho Rios, is poised to be one of the biggest events for the Independence weekend. The festival, which attracts thousands of patrons each year, has been given a major boost with supermarket giants Square One now on board as co-promoter.
An excited Damion Duckett, one of the festival's organizers, said having a partner of the caliber of Square One “is a huge lift for community initiatives such as the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival.”
“Square One is one of the leading supermarket chains in the country and an institution here in the parish of St. Ann," Mr. Duckett said. "Having their name associated with the event speaks volume as to how far this event as come."
He said the festival’s organizing team is now even more “pumped up” to deliver a first class event, adding “the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival will be the grand gala of the north coast for the Independence weekend."
“We’re very excited to be co-promoting the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival,” said Peter Shand, owner of Square One. “This is an important family oriented event...the signature event for the parish of St. Ann...and we are very happy to be a part of it."
Mr. Shand also revealed that discussions were far advanced with Liquid Nitro to come on board as title sponsor.
The festival is expected to draw a huge crowd as it has done on previous occasions, as Jamaicans treat themselves to sumptuous seafood prepared in many exciting ways.
Added to the feast, the event will climax with a stage show featuring several top reggae acts including: Khago, Terry Linen, Abijah, Tinga Stewart, Jimmy Riley, Perfect and Mikeylous.
To add special excitement to the event, large screen televisions will be on hand to display the men's 100m finals from the London Olympics.
There will also be a symbolic cutting of the birthday cake at midnight signaling Jamaica's 50th birthday since independence.
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