CARNIVALE event organisers should be congratulated for putting on an amazing showcase of the region.
Last weekend’s events were probably even more successful than the first weekend, which is saying something.
From all accounts, Palates of Port was a decadent and playful event where the sumptuous food was matched by the smooth sounds of the band and the cool atmosphere provided by the Great Gatsby crowd.
Saturday’s Taste of Paradise event was simply awesome.
Being held for the first time, I was a bit nervous there would not be many people turn up, which would have clouded its future.
But there were literally hundreds of people pouring through the Sugar Wharf all day and the food demonstrations and great mix of stalls really complimented each other.
This event has the potential to become Carnivale’s signature showcase and will only get bigger.
The Darryl Braithwaite concert on Saturday night was a great way to celebrate a successful Carnivale as was the Tin Shed Rio party while the crowd at Sunday’s seafood extravaganza was the biggest I’ve seen in the five years I’ve been there.
Anyone who thinks Carnivale should return to a four- day party are shortchanging the region.
The 10-day festival has now grown with a wide range of very popular events which cannot possibly be crammed into a few days.
We would also miss out on the huge coverage the events attract.