If you are looking for a reason to visit Trinidad and Tobago, October is a perfect time to do so. Various celebrations and events are lined up for locals and visitors to display the rich multiculturalism of Trinidad and Tobago.
Here are our Top 3 Events happening in Tobago in October:
Tobago’s Blue Food Festival (October 16)
The Blue Food Festival is rated one of the best food festivals in the world and it’s worth all the hype it gets. One thing Trinbagonians love is their food, so there’s no surprise that there is a festival dedicated to celebrating their delicacies. But why the name “Blue Food”? The term “Blue Food” is associated with Dasheen or Taro, a tall-growing tropical plant that resembles the ornamental elephant-ear plant and cocoyam. Most of the dasheen plant is edible: the leaves, stems and the underground section. Locals refer to the dasheen as ‘Blue Food’ since some types of the root vegetable turn shades of blue and indigo when they are cooked. The Blue Food Festival takes place at the L’Anse Fourmi/Bloody Bay recreation grounds on the 16th of October, which coincidentally is World Food Day. This annual culinary festival is a great combination of creativity, innovation, community, and of course, food!
Tobago International Cycling Classic 2022 (October 13 – 16)
This started in 1986 and it featured only local cyclists, until the year 2000 when it was opened to international riders. This year, over 200 cyclists from Europe, North America, South America and the Caribbean are expected to partake in the four days of intense racing along Tobago’s winding and undulating roads. The event is making a return after a two-year break due to the global Coronavirus pandemic with the event reduced to a three-stage road race as compared to its original five stages. This year will feature the 34th edition.
Tobago Carnival (October 28-30)
The Tobago Carnival has been around for quite some time. It is regarded as the festival of cultural and creative expressions which celebrates the liberation of unbridled energy. The event calendar includes five main events which will be hosted by the Tobago House of Assembly:
- Pan in the Gayelle (October 28)
- J’Ouvert, Night Mas and Emerge Carnival Masquerade Gala (October 29)
- Parade of the Bands (October 30)
The logo for the event was recently launched and all information concerning the event can be found on the event’s official website: www.welcometobago.com. If you are a foodie and would love to experience the blue food delicacy or you love to watch bikers do their thing, or maybe you would love to see parades by the band, whatever catches your fancy, Tobago has something for you in October.
Which of the events would you like to attend?