[TRAVEL] My GUAM Micronesia Island Fair Experience

Haf Adai! If you've been following this blog, you know that I just recently traveled to Guam for their Micronesia Island Fair last ...


Haf Adai! If you've been following this blog, you know that I just recently traveled to Guam for their Micronesia Island Fair last June 12-14, 2015. The GMIF is one of the largest festivals on Guam celebrating the cultures of Micronesia. Now on its 28th year, the fair is packed with more food, entertainment, local produce, petting zoo and other activities.



The event started with a parade of the Micronesian Islands including Palau, Yap, Marshall Islands, Pohnpei and Kosrae. They were also part of the fair displaying their cultural goods.

Guam Visitors Bureau General Manager Nathan Denight said this year's fair is one of the largest with more than 100 vendors participating.
Guam Visitors Bureau General Manager Nathan Denight

Guests and event-goers also saw cultural performances from throughout the Micronesian region. Various public school groups also performed on stage

People from all over GUAM and in the neighboring Islands and even guests from far away were there during the Guam Micronesia Island Fair to witness the one of a kind fair in Guam. The crowd started building up as the sun sets on its first day.

This year's Guam Micronesia Island Fair was a preview of what people can expect at next year's Festival of Pacific Arts, Denight added. FESTPAC is a traveling festival hosted every four year, next year it will be Guam's turn to host from May 22 - June 4, 2016 with the theme, “What We Own, What We Have, What We Share, United Voices of the PACIFIC” ~ “Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta, Håfa Ta Påtte, Dinanña’ Sunidu Siha Giya PASIFIKU”. Guam Visitor's Bureau is pretty excited to showcase what they have to offer, bringing 27 island nations together to celebrate cultures from around the Pacific. Because of FestPac, there will be no Guam Micronesia Island Fair next year.

Here's blogger Ruth dela Cruz and GVB representative Fritz Cruz, reporting live! .... in search of food! (We found turkey leg!)

Raffy Pekson, got the leg in one bite.

That was a huge leg!

Ruth finished the leg in 2 bites.

The night was really fun and we had a great time. Good food, nice people, great music. I think Guam should have more of these festivals. I am psyched to find out what they have in store next year for the Festival of Pacific Arts. 

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