It was all about the street on the penultimate day of the Holetown Festival today.
Patrons were treated to a display of vintage cars, and waves from the Holetown Queen of the Festival Megghan Michael and 2016 contestants from a decorated float.
The parade seemed to be modest in length, although participants – like the Twisters All-Starz cheerleaders, the Cadet Corps and Dancin’ Africa – gave it their all in the northern town. The Barbados Regiment band in Zoauve dress and The Darryl Jordan School steel pan orchestra, also brought some more life to the road.
While there seemed to be an over-abundance of imported items from the several stalls edging the main road at the Banks Coca Cola Street Fair, there were some local gems to be found: handmade jewellery and leather sandals, baskets and paintings.
There was also an opportunity to try something new; local wine by Shalana’s Natural Wines offered intriguing flavours including breadfruit, plantain and bay leaf, while traditional sweets like sugarcakes, nutcakes and tamarind balls were given an updated flavor twist by Supreme Delights.
There were the anticipated Bajan treats on hand, like hot fishcakes from King’s stall as well as cou cou and pudding and souse from Cou Cou Village.
The scene was set for “The Holetown Dooflicky”, presented by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. and an evening of music by the Royal Barbados Police Band as well as “Soca Rumble” featuring local artistes at the Seaside Theatre.