At: Buccoo Integrated Facilities https://www.facebook.com/events/406689046084319/ Street Procession - 10:00am 13 Card Race 2 Crab Races Buccoo Derby Champ of Champs Cultural Performances: NLCB Buccooneers Steel Orchestra Kulture Klub Ensemble Bago House of Kulture Stars Buccoo Primary School Choir Tamboo Bamboo Scarborough RC Speech Band and Jab Jab Buccoo Sunset Dancers Healing with Horses Youth Quake Police Mountain Branch Tobago Mission Riders FX Reloaded MODERN MUD BAND will be there!!! Guest Artist: Davi Sandy Oscar B Fire Fusion BLAXX!! KaSpA De LyRiCaL Host: Isha Wells from Soca 91.9fm and Ms. Natasha Rochford Entertainment: Flash and Facebook Interaction Booth Food Court Craft Booths Children's Entertainment Food Displays by THTI Adults: $40.00 Children: $20.00 Our Sponsors: Division of Community Development and Culture Business Development Unit Division of Health and Social Services RBC Bank Limited blink-bmobile Sullivan's Court THTI Viola's Place NEDCO Carib Brewery Angostura Channel 5 Miller's Guest House Mudern Mud Shorti Promotions Office of the Chief Secretary National Flour Mills The Buccoo Goat Race Started in 1925 by the late Samuel Callender, a Barbadian native, this was in fact the poor man’s equivalent to the horse races, which was reserved for the local gentry at the time. Horse racing occupied Easter Monday on the calendar and the following Tuesday was declared ‘Easter Tuesday’ in Tobago and dedicated to the racing of goats for the entertainment of the ‘lower classes’. The races were held on one of the village streets, now called Chance Street, but were relocated when the road was paved and the area developed. The next venue known as the ‘Battery’ proved to be an unpopular location due to the proximity of overhanging cliffs at the finish line. The event then changed locations for the final time 21 years ago to its current venue neighbouring the Buccoo Beach facility. Since its inception, the event has been planned and organized by a sub-committee of the Buccoo Village Council now referred to as the Buccoo Goat Race Festival Committee. Although Easter Tuesday is ‘officially’ Goat Races Day in Tobago, the activity now occurs more regularly on the entertainment calendar at events such as the Tobago Heritage Festival. The sport has been adopted by the nearby village of Mt. Pleasant for the past few years. Strength and speed are required of a good racing goat and this is achieved by the hard work and dedication of the owners, trainers and jockeys. The animals are trained for at least two months prior to racing and during this period they learn to walk at increasing speeds until they’re running in front of the trainer with a rope round their neck as on race day. A swimming routine to build muscles is also a critical part of the training as is diet. It is thought that nanny goats are better runners. However, billy goats are the preferred choice since they live longer. A racing goat can live as long as 13 years given the correct care and attention. The jockeys are a critical link between winners and losers as their speed must be akin to that of their charges. Often a goat will outrun the jockey and become disqualified. Therefore the training, diet and other physical activities are also regulated during the time leading up to the races for this test of speed and endurance. Like horse racing, classification is important to the stakeholders. The Buccoo Goat Race Festival Committee uses these classifications: C2 – First time runners, C1 – Runners from the previous year, B – Running for the past two years, A – Most experienced runners. The event starts with a street parade where booths offering crafts, T-shirts, food and drink line the route. Many residents also open their homes to the visitors and provide delicious local cuisine for the occasion. The Goat Race Festival has now become a major event in Tobago’s tourism calendar. The Goat Race Festival has evolved into a truly family affair where generations meet through tradition and visitors caught up in the festive atmosphere become honorary Tobagonians for a day.
Be At "FUZION" This Easter Weekend...Tobago welcomes the World to The total Caribbean experience; Caribbean Music, Caribbean Cuisine, Caribbean Liquor, Caribbean Fashion and Caribbean Craft all together in the most beautiful Caribbean landscape, that is TOBAGO. All Roads/Sails/Flights head to Tobago for the Biggest event to hit the Island on Easter Saturday. From Jamaica.... Dancehall super star Aidonia and Reggae Icon Luciano.. From St Vincent ........ Soca Monarch and Road march queen Fya Empress. 5 Big Soca Super Stars From Trinidad Come sample the different Wines,Rums and Delicacies of the Caribbean @ the Large Food Court & Multiple Bars @ the event. Come Feel the Energy Of the Caribbean in Tobago with the Biggest Entertainers in Dancehall,Reggae and Soca Live on Pigeon Point Beach. Early Bird Tickets are priced at $120 for Females and $150 Males. Stay Connected to T&T Calender Of Events for all the Updates.
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Bio: Nkem Kareem Scotland Better known as "KaSpa De LyRiCaL" born on September 4, 1990 in Trinidad and Tobago. He Lives in Patience hill Tobago, and attended Scarborough Methodist primary school. Nkem and his family moved to the united states in the year 2000, when his youngest brother was born. Nkem ...See Full Bio