Sugar Fest

Alert: Some details may have changed due to COVID-19.
Type Of Event
Start Date
Wednesday, 31 Jul, 2024Annually
Entrance Fee

  • Marching Band, Live Band Performances
  • Kid's Corner
  • Muscle Man Obstacle Course
  • Ozzy the Clown & Paint Powder Party
  • Gate Food Tickets
  • Mechanical Bull & Dunkin Booth, Photo Booth, Plant Selling/Education
  • Raffles, Karaoke - Kids & Adults, Brown Sugar Recipe Contest, Fish Pond & Kite Competition
  • Giant Ring Toss/Jenga & Yard Pong
  • Heath & Fitness Booth
  • Proceeds Go Towards Charity
About Event

Sugar Fest

Sugar Fest is an event organized by the Belize Sugar Industries to celebrate the success of the crop season. It aims to bring together farmers, industry employees, their families and the community at large in a fun-filled, relaxed setting! Our goal is to also assist charity organizations in their fund-raising efforts by providing them an avenue to showcase their causes, products and services!

2019 Sugar Fest

Sugar Fest 2019 was postponed until next year. Dates and details for 2020 Sugar Fest are to be announced.

Why should you attend the 2020 Sugar Fest?

You should be a part of the sugar festivities happening in at the BSI Field in Orange Walk! The sugar industry is one of the largest and successful industries in Belize, so let's travel to Northern Belize celebrate this sweet event!
Suitable for:
What to bring?
  • Cash
  • Camera
  • Comfortable Clothing
Outline of Event
Start Time
7/31/20209:00 AMDetails for 2020 Sugar Fest to be announced9 hrs
Contact Information
Location Information
BSI Field
Otro Benque, Orange Walk
Orange Walk
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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Tours & Shuttles
/ Person
Departs From:
Orange Walk Town
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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Departs From:
Orange Walk Town
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 nighttime 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 with!
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Departs From:
Orange Walk Town
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 ... moreyou to the area's 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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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 about 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, tending to their livestock, and also experiencing their food. 


Gift shops in route.

This tour departs from and returns to Belize City unless there is a special request from our guests.
/ Adult
Departs From:
Belize City
Have you ever been to Orange Walk Town Shuga City as is well known as, 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 firsthand how rum is made from start to finish. You will also get a chance to visit one of the oldest Mayan sites 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. 


This tour is available to cruise passengers and overnight guests.


Gift shops en route.

This tour departs from and returns to Belize City unless there is a special request from our guests.
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
THE MYSTERIES OF THE MAYA Enjoy a delightful continental breakfast as we make our way to the mainland by boat. Along the way, the guides point out the rich variety of flora & fauna. ... moreOnce on the mainland, we board a private bus or van that takes us to Tower Hill.

Upon arrival at Tower Hill, we board another boat that takes us down the New River to Lamanai. As we make our way down the river we encounter birds, monkeys & crocodiles.

At Lamanai, we take a break for lunch, served under the canopy of the jungle; followed by a guided tour of the ruins that perch on the water’s edge. Includes breakfast & lunch.
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Departs From:
Caye Caulker
Lamanai Tour; Wear long pants, closed shoes, and long sleeves.
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