WEDNESDAY, APR. 18: The popular annual Ag Show has some new features this year including a drum line and the feed the “kid” goat competition.

Now in its 74th year the event offers a mix of old and new traditions like the parish relay race and the tug of war.

Held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Botanical Gardens, the Annual Exhibition showcases the best Bermuda has to offer both agriculturally and culturally. Each year livestock, vegetables, fruits, floriculture, homemade food products, woodcraft and educational categories are overflowing with entries. There is also cow milking, equestrian events, poultry judging and home baked goods.

There will also be a selection of local entertainment in the lower ring including Prospect Primary Puppet Company and CedarBridge Strings and Band on Thursday; music from the Tony Bari Trio, the Island Pipe Band, Propa and Chewstick on Friday and a performance by Mr Magic, a Zumba demonstration from The Athletic Club and music from Conscious Bermuda on the Saturday.

Thursday is the most popular day with seniors, pre-schoolers. Friday has been titled “No school day” and the students look forward to it each year. Hundreds of students take full advantage of the holiday to see if they’ve won a coveted rosette or highly commended sticker. And Saturday is generally a family day. Food is available courtesy of registered charities, which set up small booths and provide fast food, Bermuda style.

Tickets are available at the Exhibition on the day. Adults: $10. Children under 16 and seniors: $5. Children under 5 are free.

For more information call 239-2351 or email or visit