Cashew Festival and Agriculture Show Belize

Type Of Event
Festival
Start Date
Monday, 11 May, 2020Annually
Date:
5/11/2019 - 5/12/2019
Description
Highlights
  • Cashew Wines and Pastries
  • Greasy Pole Competition
  • Horseback riding exhibitions
  • Live music
  • Cashew Wine Drinking Competition
  • Cashew Products
  • Entertainment
About Event

Belize Cashew Festival and Agriculture Show

Get your appetites ready! The annual Belize Cashew Festival and Agriculture Show is just around the corner. Hosted in Crooked Tree Village, Belize District, artisans, chefs, and local cashew farmers come together for this two-day event to display a wide range of cashew products. Filled with entertainment, contests, fresh produce, wines and cashew-inspired dishes, many travels to the little village of Crooked Tree to experience this highly anticipated event of the year. Throughout the day will be filled with excitement, tasty treats and activities.

Where is the Belize Cashew Fest?

The Cashew Festival will be at Crooked Tree Village in the Belize District. If you would like to know how to get to Northern Belize, then check out our transporation in Belize blog.

What to do at the Belize Cashew Fest?

The Cashew Festival and Agriculture Show in Crooked Tree Village is a wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors to experience cashew in a unique and exciting way. Celebrating this nutritious nut, local artisans, chefs and farmers bring their best cashew products and produce to the show grounds for the public. You can’t miss this once-a-year event.

What to bring to the Belize Cashew Fest?

Things you should take to Cashew Fest are;
  • cash
  • sunblock
  • comfortable clothing and shoes
 
Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
What to bring?
  • Your Appetite!
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen & Bug Spray
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Cash
  • Cashew Queen Pageant
  • Horseback Riding
Activities:
Dancing
Horseback Riding
Learning
Offroad
Photography
Walking
Outline of Event
Date
Start Time
Description
Duration
5/11/20197:00 PMDay 1Full Day
5/12/20198:00 AMDay 2Full Day
Location Information
Venue:
Crooked Tree Village
Address:
Belize District, Belize
District:
Orange Walk, Belize
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
No
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
1. Private Vehicle
2. Rentals/Charters/Shuttles
3. Public Transportation (Buses)
4. Taxi
5. Hitch-hiking

Note: Buses will only be able to stop at the bus stop at the junction for Crooked Tree Village. The village is approximately 3 miles down a dirt road from the highway, which means you would be required to hitch hike or find some means of transportation to go in to the village.

If you would like to arrange a rental/charter/shuttle, Belizing.com has a wide range of rental, charter and shuttle options to book today! See the options here:
(Shuttles) https://belizing.com/Shuttles/
(Rentals/Charters) https://belizing.com/RentalsCharters/
 
Frequently Asked Questions
If you would like to attend the two days of the Cashew Festival, here is a list of resorts and inns nearby: Lamanai Landings Hotel & Marina Casa Ricky's Beck's Bed & Breakfast Lamanai Riverside Retreat Belize Boutique Resort & Spa Crooked Tree Lodge
1. Private Vehicle: a. If you own a vehicle or has access to a private vehicle and have a valid driver’s license, you can drive to the Cashew Festival in Crooked Tree Village. This is the easiest and most recommended option for transportation. 2. Rentals/Charters/Shuttles: a. If you would like to drive or be driven directly to the Cashew Festival, you can rent a vehicle (make sure you have a valid driver’s license) or request a charter or shuttle to transport you to Crooked Tree Village. Arranging this option is easy, Belizing.com has a wide range of rental, charter and shuttle options to book today! See the options here: (Shuttles) https://belizing.com/Shuttles/ (Rentals/Charters) https://belizing.com/RentalsCharters/ 3. Public Transportation (Buses): a. On the mainland, buses can take you anywhere along the highways. Getting on a bus would require you to go to the town’s bus terminals or wait in a bus stop on the main road. It is recommended that you sit close by the bus driver or ask the bus driver to let you come off at the bus stop near the junction for Crooked Tree Village. If you are staying north of the country (Corozal or Orange Walk), you would have to take a bus going to Belize City. If you are in western Belize (Benque Viejo del Carmen, Succotz, San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town, or other nearby villages) you would need to take an express or regular bus to Belize City. From Belize City, you would then be required to take a bus going to Orange Walk and stop at the bus stop at the junction for Crooked Tree Village. Those living south of the country (Dangriga, Hopkins, Punta Gorda or other nearby locations) take an express or regular bus to Belize City. From Belize City take a bus going to Orange Walk and stop at the Crooked Tree Junction. Bus fares depend on where you are taking the bus and where you are stopping and whether if it is a regular bus or an express bus (non-stop). It should range from $3 BZD to $25 BZD. Note: From the junction, it is a three-mile distance into Crooked Tree Village. To get into the village, you would have to resort to hiking the three miles, catch the bus that goes into the village or hitchhike a ride into the village. b. If you are staying at one of the islands, there are water taxis available that travel to and from Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, Belize City and Corozal. Water taxis should take you from the island to Belize City. Fares usually depend on which island you are at and whether if it is a one-way or roundtrip ticket. Upon arrival at Belize City, you can take a taxi (recommended) or walk to the bus terminal and get on a bus to Orange Walk or Corozal. 4. Taxi: a. This option is quite costly if you are planning on taking a taxi cab to the Cashew Festival. If you are staying in Belize City or somewhere near Belize City; however, taxi fares would be around $50 BZD to $100 BZD as it is approximately thirty miles from the city. b. If you are somewhere further than that, taking a bus is recommended because it would be quite costly to take a taxi to Orange Walk Town from areas like San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town or Belize City. This can cost around $50 BZD to $200 BZD. 5. Hitch-hiking: a. When all else fails, and you really want to make it to the festival, you can stand at the roadside of a highway and catch a ride with someone who’s going to the direction of Orange Walk or Belize City. For safety and other reasons, this is not 100% recommended. The Cashew Festival is a three-day event; so, if you missed the bus or can’t find a way to make it the first day, you can always make it the following day. Although, if you take public transportation to the junction for Crooked Tree Village, you might need to hitch hike to go in to the village, which is three miles from the junction.
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Destinations
Destinations/Attractions Nearby
Available Listings
$
75
/ Person
Departs From:
Orange Walk Town
Belize Zip Lining Traverse over the forest canopy and take in the view. This is one of the best ways to experience Belize’s Subtropical jungle with an exhilarating whirr. Your trained ... morejungle guides will do their safety checks and ensure you a great experience as you launch from deck to deck. A gorgeous view of the Caves Branch River as you fly over is an experience you won’t want to miss!

A gorgeous view of the Caves Branch River as you fly over is an experience you won’t want to miss!
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Bird Watching Belize Tour Early morning river expedition or walking tour Whether you are a beginner and want to see a great variety of tropical birds, or an experienced birder with ... morea checklist of target sightings, throughout our property and the New River you will find birding packages to suit your preference.

During your Belize vacation and across various habitats you can see many of the 500+ birds that have been recorded here.
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35
/ Person
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Orange Walk Town
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Crocodile Night Safari  This night safari is one to get your heart pumping as you learn more about Crocodiles and the need to protect them! Once the crocs are measured, checked and ... moretagged and given a name, they are gently returned to their habitat. (only 3-foot and under crocs are tagged)

This is a night time expedition! During your expedition on the New River, you will be accompanied by an American Crocodile Education Sanctuary (ACES) trained guide who you will be spotting crocodiles and tagging them!
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Departs From:
Orange Walk Town
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Lamanai Ruins & River Expeditions Depart from our Marina after breakfast, Board Riverboat and head down the scenic New River. Your guide will make periodic stops to introduce you ... moreto the areas abundant Flora and Fauna and maybe a Crocodile or two. The waterway opens up to The New River Lagoon. One-half mile on the right reigns the ancient city of Lamanai. A walking tour of the main plazas with towering pyramids and ancient history will transport you back into that mystical era. Enjoy some refreshments and board your riverboat en route back to the hotel where a scrumptious local lunch awaits.

Lamanai (Maya for Submerged Crocodile) is one of the largest sites in Belize and is the Maya City with the longest period of occupancy lasting over 3,000 years. The central area contains eight main groups of buildings, including a much-photographed temple featuring a pair of unique masks rising 15 feet tall. Each has been sculpted from a block of limestone instead of being molded from plaster over a stone which was the usual practice in the Maya world.
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265
/ Adult
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Lamanai Mayan Ruins is among the best Mayan Ruins to visit while in Belize. Take a River Boat up to the Lamanai Mayan site and learn about the flora and fauna along the way. You also ... morewill learn all about the Maya history and their influence to the Belize and the world.
$
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/ Adult
Departs From:
Belize City
Altun Ha and Belize City Half Day Tour Tour Guide will meet Guest/s at Fort Street Tourism Village in Belize City then will commence tour by engaging guests with an Educational tour ... moreon the North side of Belize City stopping at the Light House/ Baron Bliss monument then proceed along the Marine Parade and provide Historic information on key locations Chateau Caribbean Hotel, Central Bank of Belize, MCC Grounds, BTL Park (formerly known as Lindbergh Landing), Marion Jones Sporting Complex, ST. John’s College, Edward P Yorke High School, Nazarene High School, Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), Social Security Board and Palotti High School. Then take the exit on the Phillip Goldson Highway heading in the Belize District about 30 miles north of Belize City on the Old Northern Highway and about 6 miles west of the shore of the Caribbean Sea.

Altun Ha was a wealthy ceremonial center boasting two main plazas, thirteen structures (including the Temple of Sun God or the Temple of the Masonry Altars). Altun Ha is not very far from the Caribbean Sea and it formed part of a unique cultural zone along with other coastal sites. 

It is also where the Largest Jade was ever found in the Mayan Kingdom. During an excavation, Dr. David Pendergast, along with Mr. Wilhelm Leslie of Rockstone Pond, and another Belizean (Mr. Winston Herbert of Lucky Strike Village), had discovered the famous jade sculpture of Kinich Ahau, in 1968. 

After visiting Altun Ha we head back towards Belize City were your Tour Guide will take you along the South side of Belize City where guests will be able to view life on the south side of the city then will make a short stop at one of the oldest church in Central America, St. John’s Cathedral built in 1812, then will proceed back to the Fort Street Tourism Village.
$
75
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Your guide will meet you at your hotel of choice in Belize City and along the Philip Goldson Highway (only). If outside of Belize City you will need to contact us via email or by telephone ... morewith your pick up information. You will then be taken on a short city tour where your driver/tour guide will be pointing out historical sites and give you some interesting stories of Belize City. From there you will take an exit on the Philip Goldson Highway for an hour and a half drive where you will get a chance to see some wetlands and flora and fauna along the highway. Your guide will also give you some brief information about the different walks of life in the small villages that you will pass.

After arriving at the Toll Bridge in Orange Walk we meet another guide from that area who is well knowledgeable of the area and will proceed to the Cuello’s distillery and the Mayan site for about an hour.

After visiting the rum factory you will then take a short ride on an off-road to the nearby Mennonite Community where you will be stepping back into time when horse and carriage used to be the only mode of transportation in Belize. You will get a chance to experience first-hand the simple life that they live farming, tend to their livestock and also experience their food. 

Notes:

Gift shops in route.

This tour departs from and returns to Belize City unless there is a special request from our guests.
$
65
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Your friendly Smart Travel Belize Tour Guide will meet you at the Fort Street Tourism Village in Belize City. After your welcome, your guide will then make his way through Belize City. ... moreExpect to get a brief history about Belize as we make our way to the highway. Enjoy your 45-minute ride on the Phillip Goldson Highway where you will be given a wealth of information about each of the villages. Additionally, see how the locals past their time throughout the day. Upon arriving at the Community Baboon Sanctuary, you will meet one of the local guides who will be conducting the howler monkey tour.

You will be taken along the howler monkey trails where you will be given a brief history of how the Community Baboon Sanctuary came into existence. You will also learn about the Flora and Fauna in the area. Come in contact with different medicinal plants and their benefits that were once used by the Mayas and the locals of today. You will get a close encounter with the Howler Monkeys and hear their loud howl as if you are in the Jurassic Movie.

From there you will make your way back towards Burrell Boom Village where you will make a small stop to do some birding at the Black Orchid Resort. The Black Orchid Resort is the number 1 Resort in the Area and they boast approximately over 100 different species of Birds that visit the property. They also have a Restaurant on the property if you would like to grab a bite or something to drink. You will then Head back to Belize City where your guide will take you back to the Fort Street Tourism Village.

Notes:

This tour is available to cruise ship passengers and overnight guests.

Hands-on tour.
$
96
/ Adult
Departs From:
Belize City
Have you ever been to Orange Walk Town Shuga City as is well known by and don’t know where to go while you are there? Think no more. Would you like to explore and taste the best tacos ... moreever? Have you ever heard the word Mestizo, but not sure about what that means or who these people are? Would you like to experience rum making from one of the oldest rum factories in Belize? Then you’ve made the right choice.

Your experienced Smart Travel Belize guide will be honored to take you around on a rather delicious food tour where you can enjoy the best Mestizo food you can find in the tacos capital of Belize. Tacos, Panades, Salbutes, Salpicon, Garnaches, Horchata, Belikin Beer and more. From there you will visit one of the oldest rum factories, Cuello’s Distillery where you will see first hand how rum is made from start to finish. You will also get a chance to visit one of the oldest Mayan site on-premise, El Cuello which dates back to over 4,000 years ago.

After indulging yourself with the aroma from the rum factory, enjoy the nap back to Belize City. 

Notes:

This tour is available to cruise passengers and overnight guests.

Kid friendly.

Gift shops in route.

This tour departs from and returns to Belize City unless there is a special request from our guests.
$
69
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
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This family-friendly, 4-hour tour is perfect for those who want to get a little exercise while visiting some of the area's must-see attractions. Wander through the structures to see the Central Precinct and the Sun God Tomb. See the traces of fire on structure C17 and climb 54 feet up the Temple of the Masonry Altars - the site's largest structure and the logo inspiration for Belikin, Belize's leading brand of beer - for a bird's eye view of the entire site.

Notice the large crocodiles inhabiting the Maya-made pond adjacent to the main temple throughout this Belize excursion. This area is also rich with other wildlife including armadillos, bats, paca, foxes, raccoons, tapir, and white-tailed deer. Remember to snap some photos to grace the walls of your home or office. Visit the museum and check out the artifacts then stop in one of the many small shops and pick up a souvenir or two before heading back to your Hotel, Airstrip or Cruise Ship.

Book now to experience this Mayan jewel in the jungle that is sure to be a favorite memory for years to come.
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