The Turks and Caicos Conch Festival will be held Saturday, November 23-24. It’s fun reason to stay with us at The Somerset on Grace Bay, now that Hurricane Sandy has passed us safely by, and we enter the “gentlest season” here in the Caribbean.
The festival will feature a weekend-full of activities on Providenciales, home to the World’s Best Beach. The popular beach-side event attracts tourists and locals alike to celebrate the islands’ most famous delicacy, historical icon, and number one export. The main event will take place on Saturday afternoon (November 24) at noon in the charming Blue Hills area of Providenciales, outside of Three Queen’s Bar & Restaurant. Stay tuned for more event information on this website.
Saturday, November 3: Conch Fritter eating contest at Native Cuisine
Conch festival month kicks off with a conch fritter eating contest to be held on Saturday, November 3rd at Native Cuisine restaurant in Blue Hills starting at 2pm. Cash prizes for first, second and third place.
Saturday, November 10: Conch Knocking competition at Sailing Paradise
The conch knocking competition will be held on Saturday, November 10 at Sailing Paradise. The party starts at 2pm with the main event taking place at 4pm. Cash prizes for first, second and third place with be awarded for whoever “knocks” the most conch in a limited time. Food and drink specials along with music will be on hand to entertain. Register for this event at Sailing Paradise or at 3 Queens in Blue Hills.
Saturday, November 17: Conch Peeling competition at Froggie’s
A new event added this year will take place at Froggie’s on da Beach on Saturday, November 17 starting at 2pm.
Friday, November 23: “Conchy Night” at Froggie’s on da Beach
Come dressed in your best “Conch Hooker” costume and win a cash prize.
Saturday, November 24: Ninth Annual Conch Festival
This focus of the festival pits the island’s best chefs against each other in a hotly-contested tasting competition judged by a panel of experts as well as the Festival attendees.Tasting begins at Noon and runs until 5PM.
Sunday, November 25: Run for Charity
The longer race begins at 6:30AM while the 5K race goes off at 7:00AM. Both races begin and end at Wrightfully Fit near Turtle Cove and wind through the scenic beachfront of Providenciales. Entry fees are $60 for adults and $30 for children under 18.
Sign up in advance at Wrightfully Fit Fitness Center (located at the Miramar Resort near Turtle Cove marina) or by calling 941 3311.