If you are planning on spending a holiday in the Bahamas, there is no better time than the first week of February.
Located in the Exumas, the Farmer’s Cay Festival and Regatta takes place February 3rd through February 5th. You will soon discover why it is a must-do for any visitor to the Bahamas. This annual festival attracts yachts from across the globe, and it is often touted as a sort of homecoming for those who reside on Farmer’s Cay.
The festival is a great excuse to sail the sapphire waters of Exuma and spend a couple of days celebrating with like-minded travelers.
The Bahamas is known for its relaxing atmosphere, welcoming vibe, pristine waters and excellent weather conditions. The Family Islands, or destinations outside of Nassau, are particularly blessed.
The Farmer’s Cay Festival gives visitors even more of a reason to extend their stay and experience some authentic, hometown flare.
Exuma is one of the top destinations for boaters, snorkelers, scuba divers and beach-goers alike, so why not plan a trip around one of the best yachting events in the world?
From exotic sailing, to family activities, to sampling the local food, the annual Farmer’s Cay Festival and Regatta is not to be missed.
About Little Farmer’s Cay (h2)
Located about 40 minutes (18 miles) from Great Exuma, Little Farmer’s Cay has one grocery store and a popular restaurant, which is often the local hangout. Farmer’s Cay was the first inhabited cay in the Exumas, with stunning landscapes and less than 100 year-round residents.
What to Expect during your Visit to the Farmer’s Cay Festival (h2)
Since this is a festival for yacht-lovers, expect to see all the boaters begin to gather in the waters surrounding Little Farmer’s Cay during the days leading up to the actual festival. If you have your own yacht and you are thinking of participating, it may be a good idea to reserve a slip prior to the festival. Families, locals, couples and friends old and new will soon begin to flock to the island for the annual homecoming. Bahamian fare, rum punch, local music, yacht races and more are just the beginning of the festivities.
As with many things on Great Exuma, keep in mind the island events are oftentimes on Bahamian time, so maybe leave your watch at home! Whether you feel like watching or participating, some of the events you can expect during the festival include:
– Dinghy races
– Scavenger hunt
– Hermit Crab races
– Egg toss
– Bahamian C-class sailboat races
– Ring toss
– Treasure hunt
– Ladies dinghy race
And more! While the events may change, one thing is for certain: the Bahamian people love to celebrate and greet travelers and visitors from around the world.
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