The Bahamas makes for a warm, beautiful and welcoming destination to get away from the grind of everyday life. Between the white sand beaches, delicious dining opportunities and luscious landscapes, it’s not hard to see why visitors return year after year. Part of what makes these scenic islands so exciting is the local flair for celebration! When you’re hoping to visit during one of these well-loved island festivals, make sure to head to Eleuthera in June when The Pineapple Festival is underway.
A Tasty Tradition at the Eleuthera Pineapple Festival
Pineapple farming has long been a core economic foundation in Eleuthera and while economies ebb and flow, Eleuthera has made the celebration of all things pineapple a constant since the first festivities were held in 1988. Because pineapple farmers contribute significantly to Eleuthera’s overall financial success, they are seen as superstars during this four-day festival that will be held between June 6th and June 9th in 2019. Agricultural heritage is the focal point of this festival and locals’ welcome visitors to the pineapple fields Eleuthera in with open arms as time is set aside to simply revel in the wonder that is this delicious fruit and all it has contributed to the island over time.
The Pineapple Festival is held at the Homecoming Site near Queen’s Highway in Gregory Town in Central Eleuthera. There is no fee to participate, just a willingness to have an amazing time at the pineapple fields Eleuthera! The festival is marketed as a family-friendly celebration and includes a vast number of activities for guests of all ages to enjoy. Come to simple sample pineapple and people watch or take part in activities that include cooking contests, eating contests and pineapple pole plaiting. Those who are a bit more athletically inclined will be thrilled to sign up for the Pineapple Cycling Classic that takes place during the festival while those with a passion for performance may want to try their luck in the Pineapple Princess Pageant. Whether you’re competing or simply coming to enjoy the sights and sounds, the Pineapple Festival is one of Eleuthera’s most well-loved events and one that shouldn’t be missed while you’re here.
Enjoy the Island Life
If you’re in town for the Eleuthera Pineapple Festival, be sure the team at Island Real Estate has you booked into a beautiful Eleuthera vacation rental to keep you close to the fun. Our properties come with stunning views and the furnishings to match. We keep comfort, luxury and convenience top of mind so you can truly experience the best of island living while you’re here. Contact us today for more information on how to plan your next adventure and to book one of our Bahamas villas!