Thousands converged on this small town and fishing village,with its Bay Garden over the long Friday to Monday Easter weekend.

Two of the more popular events were the Grease Pole competition where a voucher was tied at the top and young men  given the opportunity to climb to the top and retrieve it to claim the prize. The dozen or so young men showed remarkable team work  by creating layers of bodies up the pole to just a few feet from the target. The audience was well entertained and the task was a success.

The other interesting and surely a crowd pleaser was the Fish Boning  and Dolphin Cleaning competitions. Three young men showed that cleaning and preparing Fish steaks can only take minutes in the hands of skilled cleaners. Following this was the fish boning competition. Three young ladies were given twelve flying fish to clean in about ten minutes. Included in this group was the Champion Fish boner for 2013 Miss Sharon Atherley, Miss Sheena Squires and Miss Jacky Norville. Again this year the winner was Miss Sharon Atherley,  much to the delight of the crowd.

Other events on the small stage included comedy by Trevor Eastmond ,line dancing by the St Philip Primary School neighbour hood group, Revolution Force a singing group, but one of the more humourous and pleasing performances was done by the Rose Hill Bashment Group.

Patrons were given flyers from the new cash advance business in Bridgetown “ FAST CASH “ by one of their Reps Natalie Perch. One of the flyers had a special x marked on it that entitled the winner to $200.00 Cash from the Broad Street business. This was won by Miss Marcia Knight.

Many overseas visitors were in attendance , many with their children taking partof this Bajan Festival.

Food was in abundance there with dozens of the regular permanent stalls doing a thriving business and the stalls there for this event only were also well patronized. The popular UNCLE GEORGE FISH NET was as usual catering to hundreds from its huge grill serving only Fish with it baked potatoes or chips.

Oistins Fish Festival ( Barbados) 2014

The  grease pole participants....

UNCLE GEORGE  of the ever popular Fish Net Grill on the grill with his friend and faithful assistant.

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The Fish Festival celebrates the life and contributions made by the south coast fishing town of Oistins in Christ Church. Occurring in April, the celebrations include fish-boning competitions, fishing boat races, food stalls and arts and craft displays.


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