Cayo Corn Festival

Type Of Event
Start Date
Tuesday, 11 Aug, 2020Annually
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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Destinations/Attractions Nearby
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Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
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Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
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Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
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