The Southern Fruit Festival will open at the Suoi Tien Park in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 9 on June 1. The annual event, held by the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development aims to introduce domestic and foreign visitors wide range of fruit from the South and other regions of the country.
The festival will begin on May 25 with a floating fruit market, selling famous fruits from around Vietnam.
The highlight of the event will be the “safe and delicious fruit” contest with nearly 600 artisans from 21 provinces and cities competing. The contest aims to encourage farmers to apply advanced technology to produce high quality varieties and introduce safe and delicious fruit.
A variety of activities will be held during the event, including a contest for making things from fruit, fruit cuisine, an exhibition, a fruit parade, artistic displays, traditional music and folk games.
Nguyen Thanh Rum, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and head of the organizing board, said that the festival will promote the reputable trademarks of southern fruit.