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Agricultural Exhibition attendance pegged at 21,000

Around 21,000 people visited the 74th annual Agricultural Exhibition, Government revealed yesterday.

The popular event featuring plants, crafts and animals was hosted last weekend at the Botanical Gardens.

The visitor figure was down by 1,000 on last year but up compared to the 20,000 who attended in 2010.

Minister of Public Works Michael Weeks said: “The Annual Ag Show is truly an event that the entire community embraces and I was pleased that this year we were blessed with very good weather.

“I attended on all three days and thoroughly enjoyed myself; I was very impressed with the entire event.

“The calibre of all of the local participants was extremely high and I was quite surprised by the high standard, quality and variety of exhibits that were on display and the public were very well behaved.”

According to the Minister, overseas guests included permanent secretaries from the Cayman Islands and Jamaica.

“They were very impressed with our organisation of the Ag Show - from the exhibits, the entertainment, the animals on display and the large variety of food stalls.

“I’m sure they had lots of positive things to say when they returned to their respective islands,” he said. “The exhibition office has also received much feedback from local and overseas members of the general public.”

He extended his thanks and appreciation to the organisers and participants.

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Published April 27, 2012 at 9:32 am (Updated April 27, 2012 at 9:32 am)

Agricultural Exhibition attendance pegged at 21,000

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