Man holding up young girl holding a coconut

Photos by Taneos Ramsay and Carlo Lee

Coconuts are chock full of great benefits, so come explore and enjoy all manner of products made from the Cayman coconut at the annual Coco Fest on Feb. 9 at Pedro St. James.

Food, beverages, candies, beauty products, crafts and games, all made from Cayman coconuts, are the star attractions of the festival, which runs from noon until 6 p.m. at the historic site in Savannah.

Learn about Cayman’s traditional ties to the coconut industry through artisans’ demonstrations, and in a documentary on the many benefits and uses of coconut.

Three photos from Coco FestVisitors will find an array of appealing items, including products that may not be found in stores, as they stroll an avenue of 20 to 25 vendors.

And don’t pass up the food; delicacies will include coconut fish rundown, fish and fritters fried in coconut oil, coconut chicken, coconut calamari, coconut pie and coconut ice cream.

Bring the kids and join in the fun for the entire family with coconut bowling, coconut hoops and a coconut cake competition.

Admission to the festival, hosted by the Tourism Attraction Board, helps support Meals on Wheels and Pedro St. James. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children younger than 12.