Agrópolis 2008 has mooooved to Caguas

Agrópolis 2008Agrópolis, 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;
  • artesanías;
  • productos orgánicos,
  • exhibiciones de la finca;
  • restaurantes de comida típica;
  • machinas
  • y la tienda "Del País".
In addition, throughout the fair, as is typical, there will be a variety of musical attractions. Among the stars that will perform during this year's fair are: Fiel a la Vega, la PVC, la Sonora Ponceña, Andrés Jiménez y la Sexta Copa Agrópolis de Trovadores. At this time, there is no schedule of when these artists will perform. I would guess during the evenings on weekend.

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."

3 comments:

Gabriel

29 de abril de 2008, 04:55
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dijo...

Even with the bad weather it has been a well attended, fun event. Those who didn't go still have time!
My only complaint is that they don't allow bikes.

joyfulgardenpr

31 de julio de 2008, 18:20
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dijo...

Ciertamente, Puerto Rico necesita una Feria Agricola de categoria Mundial como lo es el Agropolis.

El Agropolis es el evento agricola por excelencia de nuestra isla.

Sin embargo, el haber mudado el evento a Caguas de su tradicional Parque Luis Munoz Marin en Hato Rey, dejo mucho de que desear.

Primero que el Parque LMM es como 20 veces mas grande y mas comodo que el Jardin Botanico de Caguas.

Faltaron decenas de Pabellones a los que estabamos acostumbrados tales como los Jardines portatiles, los equipos y maquinaria pesada utilizada en las fincas. Los mercados o "Farmers Markets" fueron mas pequenos y mas apretados.

No tengo ninguna queja en cuanto al Jardin Botanico de Caguas. Es una facilidad que hace falta en mas de 5 lugares en todo Puerto Rico. Me encanto los "Trellises" con enredaderas florecidas, su entrada con las cascadas majestuosas y la tarima, se le dio buen uso a una estructura antigua que aunque la pudieron haber eliminado, le dieron buen uso.

Espero que devuelvan el Agropolis al Parque LMM porque tiene 20 veces mas espacio, mas estacionamiento y no le hace dano al entorno urbano y delicado de Caguas.

Si queremos promover una Ciudad Sustentable, tenemos que empezar dando el ejemplo, y darle mejor uso a nuestros recursos.

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MC Don Dees

2 de agosto de 2008, 10:10
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dijo...

Hey joyfulgardenpr!

Thanks for the great review of Agrópolis. It sounds like you've been a regular for the event, so I think your input carries some weight.

Your comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading Dondequiera.