Manggahan Festival 2023 returns bigger and grander!

The upcoming Guimaras Manggahan Festival 2023 is set to be an extraordinary occasion filled with numerous engaging activities that are certain to captivate both tourists and locals. The festival will highlight the vibrant culture, rich history, and internationally acclaimed mangoes of the island through a series of exciting events.

Commencing on April 29, the festival will run until May 22, which coincides with Guimaras’ provincehood day, the sole local holiday in the region. To accommodate the increased number of attendees, auxilliary and alternative ports, roads, and ferry trips have been authorized to open for accessibility.

One of the festival’s highly anticipated features is the Mango Eat-All-You-Can competition, which allows participants to indulge in an infinite amount of the most succulent and flavorful mangoes globally. This event will be a sensory feast, whether you are a fan of mangoes or not.

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Moreover, a “gold card” will be introduced, which can be purchased for P500, and it comes with several benefits such as priority access to the event, ferry fares, transportation, registration, a mango shake, bottled water, and a mango folding fan.

Apart from the Mango Eat-All-You-Can contest, the festival will also feature a Mango Cooking Competition. Here, some of the island’s finest chefs will exhibit their culinary skills in preparing delightful dishes utilizing mangoes as the primary ingredient. From delectable savory dishes to mouth-watering desserts, the Mango Cooking Competition is certain to tantalize your taste buds.

Furthermore, guests can also explore the Agri-Fishery and Eco-Tourism Expo located at the Capitol Grounds, which showcases an array of mango delicacies, plants, artworks, and more. Additionally, the festival offers a range of thrilling events, including the Celebrity Basketball game on May 13, the Manggahan Street Dance Battle on May 14, and the Mango Harvest Festival on May 17-18.

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The Miss Guimaras 2023 beauty pageant will provide entertainment on May 18, featuring participants from each of municipalities competing for the crown. On May 20, visitors of all ages can participate in the Manggahan Color Fun Run 2023.

On May 21, guests can witness the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) at the Provincial Capitol Gym. At night, the Provincial Government Night will feature performances by celebrities such as Taw, Joey G., Showtime Girls, and Salbakuta.

For those who desire a respite from the mango-related activities, the festival offers an array of vibrant performances that highlight the island’s dynamic culture and traditional dances from various municipalities. The performances promise to be a visual feast, featuring intricate costumes, lively music, and infectious energy.

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Additionally, visitors can witness a spectacular fireworks display, and the event will culminate with performances from celebrity bands Mayonnaise and Rivermaya.

All in all, the Guimaras Manggahan Festival 2023 is shaping up to be a grandercelebration of everything mango and Guimaras. Whether you are a food enthusiast, a culture aficionado, or seeking a fun-filled event, this festival is a must-attend.

Experience the delightful flavor of Guimaras and join in the merriment at the “Manggahan Festival 2023”! Use the hashtags #MangoesAndMore#ManggahanFestival#ManggahanFestival2023#Manggahan2023, and #Guimaras to share your experience.

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