SPRING GARDEN HIGHWAY will be on fire from today, right through until Monday when Crop Over 2017 climaxes with Grand Kadooment.
Vendors were busy this week setting up their stalls for Foreday Morning early this morning, Bridgetown Market today and Kadooment, when revellers will converge on the stretch at the end of their jump.
Event producer of the Bridgetown Market, Randy Eastmond, said the two-day Bridgetown Market event will be even better than years before, given some of the innovations.
Eastmond said: “Planning has been hectic. It has been all hands on deck.”
There have been some innovations such as a car show on Saturday, where customised cars and new models from some garages will be on display. There will also be a soca open mic session where artistes are encouraged to come out and share their talent.
“There will be three information booths on the highway where patrons can find out what is happening, when and where. We will also have information pamphlets to distribute because a complaint we had in the past was that people did not know what was happening, so we are making that information more accessible on site,” Eastmond said.
The usual craft village will also have some additions. There will be performers, including poetry and spoken word artistes.
Other improvements were the expanded Fun City for the children, said Eastmond. He said there would be an area operated by Lisa McClean where children could engage in a variety of activities. McClean said it was the third year for Fun City, which offers jumping tents, face painting, horror house, a money grab machine and tattoos.
“It is an area where parents can bring the children and let them enjoy themselves. We will cater to them and there is a picket fence to keep them secure,’ she said.
On Thursday evening, vendors were busy setting up their food stalls to ensure a variety of drinks, including the popular Bajan delicacies, are available all weekend long. (LK)