Held at the historic town of Oistins on the south coast of Barbados, the Oistins Fish Festival celebrates the contribution made to Barbados by those persons involved in the local fishing industry. The festival is a unique attraction that offers fun, entertainment and local culture for residents and visitors alike. The festival is held every easter weekend for all to experience.

Enjoy the sweet sounds of calypso and reggae music coming from the sidewalk stalls. Of course dancing to all that music builds up an appetite, so head for the food and beverage stalls and enjoy traditional Bajan fare such as fish cakes, fried fish and pudding and souse, all washed down with a cool Banks Beer.

Local arts and crafts can also be found in abundance as talented craftsmen take the opportunity to display their wares. The fish boning competition is a huge attraction for both locals and visitors as is the grease-pole competition! 

The focus of the festival however is really on honouring those who contribute to the fishing industry in Barbados. A time to remember those who feed us from the seas surrounding this beautiful island.

For a chance to experience this amazing local festival and sample some of this island’s world renowned delicacies including Mahi-Mahi, blackened flying fish and other mouth-watering dishes, head to Handpicked Villas to book your VILLA IN BARBADOS

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