National Agriculture and Trade Show

Type Of Event
National Fair
Start Date
Friday, 26 Apr, 2019
Entrance Fee
$5 Adults $2 Children $8 Parking
Date:
4/26/2019 - 4/28/2019
Description
Highlights
  • Fair
  • Street Food
  • Deals
  • Local Music
  • Rodeo Competition
About Event

Belize National Agriculture and Trade Show

The National Agriculture and Trade Show is one of Belize’s largest and most attended three-day educational and entertaining event. The goal of this annual event is to promote and educate the importance of agriculture to Belize’s economy and food security. It is held every year during the months of April and May at the National Agriculture Show Grounds, also known as “Show Grounds,” in Belmopan City, across from the Guanacaste National Park.

This event was previously known as the “Agriculture Show” and was first held on April 2 and 3 in the year of 1937. Subsequent years later, the idea of the National Agriculture Show was developed in 1962 established and the first National Agriculture Show was held in 1970 with a family-oriented setting for local farmers, businesses, and organizations to showcase and promote their products to the Belizean public.

Since then, many Belizeans and visitors attend the National Agriculture and Trade Show to enjoy the special deals, games, foods, drinks, and entertainment.

Where is the National Agricaulture and Tradeshow?

The National Agriculture and Trade Show will be at the Agriculture and Trade Showgrounds in Belmopan City.

What to do at the National Agriculture and Tradeshow?

The National Agriculture and Trade Show draws a large audience every year. Many businesses and organizations will be out their promoting their products and brand. There will be plenty of live entertainment and competitions for visitors to witness. A favorite for the families is the food and amusement rides.

What to bring to the National Agriculture and Tradeshow?

Things you should take to the Belize Agric and Trade show are:
  • cash
  • comfortable clothing
  • sunblock
  • comfortable footwear
 
Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
What to bring?
  • Sunblock
  • Cash
Activities:
Crafting
Dancing
Learning
Photography
Walking
Outline of Event
Date
Start Time
Description
Duration
4/26/20198:00 AMDay 1Full Day
4/27/20198:00 AMDay 2Full Day
4/28/20198:00 AMDay 3Full Day
Contact Information
Email:
natsbelize@gmail.com
Contact Number:
822-2242
Location Information
Venue:
National Agriculture Show Grounds
Address:
Belmopan City, Cayo District, Belize
District:
Cayo
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
No
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
1. Public Transportation (Buses)
2. Taxi
3. Rentals/Charters/Shuttles
4. Private Vehicle
5. Hitch-hiking

To arrange a shuttle/rental/charter, visit 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/

For details, check out an elaborated answer in the FAQs section.
 
Frequently Asked Questions
1. 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 at the road side of a main road. If you are staying north of the country (Corozal or Orange Walk), you would have to take a first bus to Belize City, then take a connecting bus from Belize City to Belmopan City. If you are in western Belize (Benque Viejo del Carmen, Succutz, San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town, or other nearby villages) you would need to take a bus to Belmopan. Those living south of the country (Dangriga, Hopkins, Punta Gorda or other nearby locations) take a bus to Belize City then a connecting bus from Belize City to Belmopan. 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 $2 BZD to 12 BZD. 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 Belmopan City. 2. Taxi: a. If you are staying in Belmopan City or somewhere near Belmopan City, you can take a taxi to the National Trade and Show Grounds compound. Taxi fare would be from $7 BZD to $15 BZD. b. If you are somewhere further than that, taking a bus is recommended because it would be quite costly to take a taxi to Belmopan City from areas like San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town or Belize City. This can cost around $50 BZD to $200 BZD. 3. Rentals/Charters/Shuttles: a. If you would like to drive or be driven down to Belmopan City, you can rent a vehicle (make sure you have a valid driver’s license) or request a charter or shuttle to transport you to Belmopan City. 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/ 4. 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 Belmopan City. 5. Hitch-hiking: a. When all else fails, and you really want to make it to the event, you can stand at the roadside of a highway and catch a ride with someone who’s going to the direction of Belmopan City. For safety reasons, this is not 100% recommended. The National Agriculture and Trade Show is a three-day event; so, if you missed the bus or can’t find a way to make it the first, or second day, you can always make it the following day.
This is a casual event. Keep in mind that the weather might be warm and sunny.
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On Saturday, April 28, the Belizing team set out to the capital of the nation, Belmopan City, to capture this year’s National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS), or as locals call it, ... more“agric.” A fun-filled day at one of Belize’s most popular annual events.
Title:
2018 National Agriculture and Trade Show
Category:
Belizing Adventures
Author Name:
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Added Date:
Wednesday, 2 May, 2018
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