Agrópolis, which is billed as "La Feria del Pais" or perhaps "The Country Fair," if you will, has moved! While the fair has been previously held at different locations in San Juan, this year it really is in the country. The country of Caguas, to be exact. From April 25th through May 4th, the agricultural fair will be held on the grounds of the Jardín Botánico y Cultural Center.
Agrópolis provides an opportunity to learn about and buy agricultural products produced on our beautiful little island. It will open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 8:30 am a 9:00 pm, and Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 am a 5:00 pm. The fair will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission to Agrópolis is the same as admission to the Jardín Botánico. Hey, it's like two for one, pay to get into the fair and you also get to see the Jardín Botánico. General admission is $6 (+ IVU), children over 3 years old and senior citizens are $3 (+IVU). Groups of more than 20 people or schools will be $5 (+ IVU). Tickets will be available at the entrance to the Jardín Botánico. For more information, call (787) 641-2164.
The activities planned for the Agrópolis include:
- la Plaza del Mercado;
- kioscos de plantas y árboles;
- productos orgánicos,
- exhibiciones de la finca;
- restaurantes de comida típica;
- y la tienda "Del País".
Agriculture Sub-secretary Osvaldo Rivera, indicated that: "in Agrópolis we are going to celebrate a variety of activities, like Earth Week, including Tree Day, Youth Day, Farmer Day, Conservationists Day, and the Night of the Agroempresario."