|Mango Fest was moved to be later this year to be sure there would be ripe mangoes. The timing was perfect.|
|Bahay Fiesta Restaurant's booth had a beautiful display of mangoes (and a few pineapples).|
|We had no idea there were so many kinds of mangoes - over 20 in Belize!|
|Erecting the wood post for the greasy pole competition.|
|We didn't get pictures of everything but there were all kinds of other games, like tug-o-war, sack races, mango tango, beer |
drinking competition, and mango eating competition.
|Mango filled offerings from a variety of vendors included wine, daiquiris, smoothies, muffins, cakes, jams, salsas, ceviche, |
and ideals (a natural frozen fruit bar that quickly becomes a slushie - Cara tried one with rum in it, and it was good).
|We couldn't spend the whole heat of the days in the sun at the festival, so there were some stops next door at Windschief Beach Bar.|
|Back to the festival and the greasy pole competition.|
|Many tried to make it to the top, and some got close, but nobody won the first day. We heard |
someone won the second day, though we did not witness it.
Here is a short video of a pretty standard attempt at climbing the greasy pole:
The first night there was also a HUGE fireworks display, which we did see, as well as a concert, though we didn't have the energy for the concert this time.