MONTEGO BAY, St James — The BUSTA 4-H Nyammins & Jammins Food Festival will be held on a new date this year. The organisers of the event have taken the decision to hold the festival on December 15, the start of the winter tourist season and the end of the semester for schools across the island.
For the past 11 years the festival has been held on National Heroes' Day.
According to Chairman of the St James 4-H Advisory Council, Winston Ritchie, the event has suffered over the last four years from the rains which the month of October usually brings.
"We cannot continue to put our patrons or concessionaires at risk. Also, our scholarship awardees depend heavily on the profitability of this festival to provide funds for them to further their education," he argued.
All proceeds from the event go to supporting training and development of some 6,000 clubbites across the parish, a goat revolving programme, as well as the scholarship fund for needy but deserving clubbites.
The event this year will however be held at the home venue, the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex, and promises a rich mix of live entertainment, culinary competitions, demonstrations, sampling, kid's village, and much more.