The National Agriculture & Trade Show
The National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) is the biggest and most attended entertaining and educational annual event celebrated in Belize. The 3 day event is organized by the NATS Committee with the objective of educating the larger public about the importance of agriculture, its contribution to the Belizean economy and to food security.
The show is held every year during the months of April or May at the National Agriculture Show Grounds in the Capital of Belize, Belmopan. The site is geographical situated at the intersection of the Hummingbird and Western Highway, across from the Guanacaste National Park.
Every year thousand of Belizeans and visitors make their way to the show. The highlights of the event covers a wide range of activities and competition. One of the major activity that highlights the show is the rodeo.
Other displays include agro-processed products, art and craft, cultural food preparations, the petting zoo, crop, livestock judging, canoe race, musical performance and the mechanical rides.
The show also honors outstanding talented persons, through the selection of the farmer of the Year in the categories of Senior, Junior and Lady Farmer and the nomination of Miss Agriculture.
This year Agriculture show will be held on the 26th, 27th, and 28th of April 2019 under the theme “Innovations in Technology: Driving a Climate Resilient and Competitive Agriculture and Food Sector”.”