07 - 07 Aug
National Cultural Foundation Barbados

Crop Over

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Introduction

The Crop Over summer festival is Barbados' most popular and colourful festival. Its origins can be traced back to the 1780's, a time when Barbados was the world's largest producer of sugar. At the end of the sugar season, there was always a huge celebration to mark the culmination of another successful sugar cane harvest - the Crop Over celebration. As the sugar industry in Barbados declined, so too did the Crop Over festival and in the 1940's the festival was terminated completely. However, the festival was revived in 1974 and other elements of Barbadian culture were infused to create the extravaganza that exists today ..... an event that attracts thousands of people from across the globe.

Time

9am

Route

Assembling - at National Stadium, Waterford, St Michael

Route:
from National Stadium

Enter National Stadium through the Nova Scotia Gate
Parade through stadium for judging
Exit stadium at the Jaycee's Gate (north end/by Lumber Company)
Continue pass Combermere School.
At Waterford junction - Take the right onto Waterford/Station Hill.
Travel Station Hill towards Eastmond Corner.
At Eastmond Corner junction (traffic lights) - Take a right onto Bank Hall main Road.
Travel Bank Hall Rd passing Bank Hall Cross Roads (traffic lights)
At Bank Hall/Eagle Hall junction (traffic lights) - Continue straight over to Black Rock main road.
Travel Black Rock Rd continuing to Frank Worrel roundabout (bottom of University Drive/Hill)
Turn left onto Spring Garden Highway (1st exit at roundabout)
Finish along Spring Garden Highway

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Travel

Air: British Airways or Virgin Atlantic direct flights to the Caribbean.

Or call Caribbean Reunion Club on 020 7344 0101

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