conch festival 2012

so last week, we met some friends at the conch festival – see last year’s post. this was the 9th year the festival took place, and it’s the one event on island that i make sure i don’t miss. for me, the conch festival is  very genuine, it’s what turks and caicos is about.

it was held last saturday from noon to five in blue hills, by the three queen’s restaurant. we paid a fee to sample all sorts of conch dishes from the participating restaurants competing in the categories of best conch salad, best conch chowder, best speciality conch and best show.

we conched out, so we had some jerk chicken and fried fish too! there was a mojito competition (somewhere won!!) and my favorite part was listening to the kids steel drum band – i find them amazing!

ps – follow them HERE for next year’s schedule of events