Cayo Corn Festival

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Type Of Event
Start Date
Wednesday, 11 Aug, 2021Annually
Entrance Fee

  • Belizean Foods
  • Corn Foods
  • Cultural Displays
  • San Ignacio, Cayo
About Event

Cayo Corn Festival

Corn is a staple to Maya and Mestizo cuisines in Belize. The foods created with this simple grain are loved countrywide. Foods such as salbutes, pandaes, tamalitos and atole are tasty treats that can be found in abundance in San Ignacio Town. The San Ignacio & Santa Elena Town Council is hosting the first Cayo Corn Festival on August 11, 2018. It is "a tribute to the ancestors who are the fabric of our culture."

2019 Cayo Corn Festival

Details for the 2019 Cayo Corn Fest are yet to be announced.

Why should you attend the 2019 Cayo Corn Festival?

The Cayo Corn Festival is a tasty event you won't want to miss! It is happening at the heart of San Igancio Town, perfect to experience the Belizean Maya and Mestizo heritage. Come out and taste what the west has to offer!
Suitable for:
What to bring?
  • Cash
  • Appetite
  • Dancing Shoes
Photography, Singing, Eating
Outline of Event
Start Time
8/11/20193:00 PMCayo Corn Festival
Contact Information
Contact Number:
804-2035 / 824-3438
Location Information
Burns Avenue
San Ignacio Town, Cayo District, Belize
Is Transportation provided?:
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
1. Private Vehicle
2. Rentals/Charters/Shuttles
3. Public Transportation (Buses)
4. Taxi
5. Hitch-hiking

To arrange a shuttle/rental/charter, visit has a wide range of rental, charter and shuttle options to book today! See the options here:
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The market is located in downtown San Ignacio on the bank of the Macal river. The location of the market square is quite small; and, on a regular day, the place can be seen barren. On Saturdays, however, stalls and tents are set up at every corner of the space and the walkways are littered with people running their weekly market errands or witnessing our special market for the first time.
Type of Attraction:
Restaurants, Parking, Banks, Market
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The Green Iguana Conservation Project offers the Adopt an Iguana Program which aims to raise funds to sustain the Project and provide scholarships for local children.

Over the years, the Project has received much attention by local and international organizations and continues to be the Number 1 Activity in the San Ignacio.
Type of Attraction:
Museum, Wildlife Sanctuary
San Ignacio Town is one of the twin-towns located in the Cayo District. Although it is a small town, there is a lot of culture and history to explore. San Ignacio is considered as ... morethe main hub to adventures in western Belize. You have access to great Belizean food, fascinating historical monuments, beautiful sceneries of flora and fauna, wildlife conservation projects and a farmer's market with fresh produce. Make sure to look out for unique works of art in the town!

Located 67 miles from Belize City is San Ignacio Town, connected by the Hawksworth Bridge to its twin town Santa Elena, San Ignacio is the largest town in the Cayo District and is a base for tourism activities throughout Cayo.
Type of Destination:
Phone Service, Restaurants, ATM services, Banks, Sports Bars, Night Clubs, Public Parks, Market
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Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
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Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
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