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Title: Strawberry Festival - La Trinidad, Benguet
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I have been to the place for quiet sometimes due to its geographical distance from my hometown (an hour and a half). Last week, I and my ...
I have been to the place for quiet sometimes due to its geographical distance from my hometown (an hour and a half). Last week, I and my friends attended a seminar at La Trinidad, Benguet and I was amazed by the thriving businesses and road infrastructure development of the town. As an observation, if we say La Trinidad to locals or even foreigners who had gone to this place it means strawberry (and of course lots of strawberry) and wherever you look aside from vegetable crops are huge plantation of strawberries.

Since the place produces large amount of strawberries, it is but just to be known that La Trinidad as the Strawberry Capital of the Philippines. And for further promotion of local produced a festival is celebrated for the local and foreign tourists, as well as thanksgiving to Almighty.

Below are the official activities of the Strawberry Festival 2011 – Calendar of Activities.

MARCH 17, 2011 - KICK-OFF:
Ecumenical Service, 8 am, Gymnasium      
Trade Fair opening, 8 am, Municipal grounds and Public market grounds        
Search for Largest and Sweetest Strawberry, 9 am, Municipal grounds

MARCH 18, 2011 - MAIN PROGRAM      
 Cultural parade, 8 am, Provincial capitol grounds to Municipal grounds      
 Opening program, 11 am, Gymnasium      
 "Kekkan" 12 noon, grounds      
 "Owik tan tayao", 2 pm, grounds      
 Strawberry eating contest, 3pm, grounds

MARCH 19, 2011
"Duting" wines and spirits,
8 am - 5 pm, Municipal grounds        
Feast of St. Joseph, San Jose Parish grounds, Poblacion

MARCH 20, 2011  
Strawberry Fun run and walk, 6-8 am, Municipal grounds

MARCH 21, 2011
Strawberry photo shoot, 8 am - 5 pm, Lednicky Hall

MARCH 23, 2011
Rose Wedding 2011, 9 am, Gymnasium

MARCH 25-26, 2011
Search for Mr. and Ms. Strawberry Festival 2011, Gymnasium

MARCH 26, 2011  
Strawberry cake demonstration, 8 am - 5 pm, Gymnasium    
Barangay talent day, 1-11 pm, Gymnasium

MARCH 27, 201
PTKF-JKA (KARATE) INTER CLUB TOURNAMENT, 8 am - 5 pm, Gymnasium

MARCH 31 - APRIL 1, 2011
JOBS FAIR, 8 AM - 5 PM, gymnasium

APRIL 1, 2011  
Search for Little Mr. and Ms. Strawberry 2011, 1 - 5 pm, Gymnasium

APRIL 2, 2011
BALIKBAYAN DAY, 3-10PM, Gymnasium

APRIL 2-3, 2011
Slow pitch tournament 8 am - 5 pm, BSU Grounds

APRIL 3, 2011
CABALLERO DAY "Dongba ni Kabadjo", 8 am - 5 pm, Wangal Sports Complex

APRIL 4, 2011 
Awarding and culminating program, 8 - 10 am, Gymnasium

See you at the festival. Have fun and enjoy!! 

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