Charlotteville Fisherman’s Festival

Charlotteville is a village lying on the northeastern tip of Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago on Man-o-war Bay. First European settlers to the area arrived in 1633, with more settlers arriving in 1639. The history of the village is closely linked to sugar farming, and Charlotteville’s deep-water harbour was also of importance for the town’s development.

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In more recent times fishing has been important for Charlotteville’s economy; so too is the Charlotteville Fisherman Festival, which is a continutation of the St. Peter’s Day Celebrations, which have been part of the island of Tobago’s longest standing tradition dating back to 1973 and thereabouts. Now it is been coordinated by the honourable President Keston Jack of Overdew Sports Club and his elite team and staff.

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It runs from June 24th 2016 to June 26th 2016 (Friday to Sunday). On Friday, there’s barbeque, followed by a Block-O from 7 p.m. – 6 a.m., for those of you who never heard of a Block-O, it is a street bashment party with music banging and everyone just having fun on the road. On Saturday, one can expect a variety of field sports, such as football and cricket, with everyone enjoying a great workout and sweat. There will be a night market on that day, where our local vendors will have crafts, and local dishes (food) on sale. On Sunday, which is the Big Day and Grand Event, from midnight on Saturday until 10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning there will be a street parade; then head on down to the beach at noon for a much fun-filled activities, such as tug-a-war, wet T-shirt, boat races, swimming races, raft races and greasy pole races; there will also be a Cross-Country Race from Speyside to Charlotteville.

So if you are thinking about coming to Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago, that weekend, please take a trip to Charlotteville, it will be so worth your weekend. If you wish to participate in the days activities you can check with one of the committee members or simply register on that day.

THE EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC ALL YOU PAY FOR ARE FOR THE FOOD, DRINKS, CRAFTS AND YOUR TRANSPORTATION.

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There are a few small restaurants. There are no large hotels; there are only a few small guesthouses and apartments to rent.

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