Sunday, June 10, 2012

2012 Mango Festival, Agat, Guam


The Agat Mango Festival is a very special event here on Guam. This year's installment is the 6th year for the festival. Click here to learn more about this festival on their official site page. 

There is some BBQing going on here, so I am keeping with my BBQGuam theme, but I just had to share these pictures with everyone...

Here is the entryway to the Festival grounds.

Right off the bat you will see a beautiful display of tropical plants and flowers.








Pickled mango is so popular and super tasty.

I tried this homemade jam and it is fantastic!!! I bought a jar.

My wife, Lupe, showing off the goods.





Serving out the mango slushes.













Making the mango bonelos (donuts, fritters)




These were so delicious, people were waiting in line for them. They just couldn't keep them "on the tray".

Open air stage.

This "Slushie" was a total winner.

Lupe with vegetable lumpia (spring rolls)




Are we hungry yet???





My wife, Lupe, enjoying one of her favorites....banana lumpia.







A carved piece of Ifit wood and a coconut crab.

A "kamyo". This is used to grate coconut. The seal is where one sits and the little blade (covered with a small coconut) is where you grate the coconut.

Guam's Master wood carver, Senot Robert Taitano.












Display of the largest mangoes for judging.


Diplay of the most beautiful mangoes for judging.


Agat Bay adjacent to the festival grounds.


Guess who came to party!!!!


Yea Mon!!!





Hope you enjoyed....we did!!!

Until next time....

4 comments:

panthers76 said...

Looks like a Tom of fun Rueben. I love festivals like that...

Take some of that mango preserves and mix with honey. Should make a great pork rib glaze...

Thanks for the pics...

Bill

cowgirl said...

Wow! Looks like a great festival Rueben! Thanks for sharing your pics. :)

Rueben said...

Bill, Lupe and I had a blast. But it was a very hot day so we only stayed for a couple of hours.

I make my own mango jam and I will try what you suggested. Think I will buy that ham today.

Thanks for the recommendation and the visit. Always a pleasure. (:{
-Rueben-

Rueben said...

Hafa Adai Cowgirl!!! I think this was the best Mango Festival by far. This year was the 6th.

Know you would have loved it with all the entertainment and FOOD!!!

Take care and thanks for the visit.

Loved your Pita bread post BTW. Absolutely delicious what you did with everything. (:{

-Rueben-