A pig looking through the iron bars of a gateThousands of people are expected to gather at Lower Valley for the 2019 Cayman Islands Agriculture Show on March 6., Ash Wednesday.

This perennially popular event offers the opportunity to meet local growers, artisans and backyard gardeners, learn about farm life and celebrate Caymanian culture.

New this year is a gospel concert, included in the admission price, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A few other “surprises” are in the works, and the grounds are being expanded this year to accommodate more vendors.

Held at the Agriculture Grounds, gates open at 7 a.m. and close after the concert. Bring the entire family and take time to buy local produce, cruise the food court for fresh fish, beef, turtle and conch, and browse the stalls of dozens of vendors. Enjoy live music, games and a host of competitions, or be the brave one to ride the mechanical bull.

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Tickets for the show, organized by the Cayman Islands Agricultural Society in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, are $10 for adults, $5 for children aged 2 to 11, free for those under 2. Or, buy a raffle ticket for $25, which includes admission, for a chance to win $20,000 and other prizes.

A cow with a rope around its neck with its head turned towards the animal in the next stall