Guyana will be soon having their first ever rum fest as part of the Republic Jubilee Celebrations at the Everest Cricket Ground from February 15-16.
According to Yonnick David, organiser of the rumfest, this inaugural event stemmed from his previous efforts in New York City and Miami, Florida. There will be games such as ‘sal out’ and ‘dog and the bone’ and other competitions with prizes up for grabs.
“Guyana is known for the best rum in the world and I think it’s an additional tourist attraction to have our own rum festival to celebrate our rum and our history,” he remarked.
The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and Banks DIH Limited (XM Rum) are amongst the numerous companies that will be in attendance.
GTA has been offering its expertise and guidance in following Guyana’s green agenda by utilising recyclable items and enforcing proper garbage disposal.
Expecting a mixture of a local and foreign crowd, rum fest creator David, stated that this opening is an opportunity for Guyana to expand its tourism package by showing patrons what the country has to offer.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Business and the Department of Tourism, the event will be a national annual one which will also feature ‘pop-up’ events on a smaller scale regionally and internationally.