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Barbados Crop Over 2009

Barbados Crop Over 2009

The Crop Over Festival traditionally celebrates the last sugar cane harvest and delivery of the last canes for the season. Over the years the festival has evolved into a series of activities involving both entertainment and heritage events.

» Date: Sunday June 14th, 2009
Event: Junior Calypso Monarch Performance
More than a competition, 30 contestants perform in two age categories 8 – 12 years and 13-18 years, each of the contestants participate in etiquette and Calypso skill workshops, helping them to realize their potential both as citizens and upcoming performers.

Venue: Lester Vaughan School
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Admission: Adults – $10, Children under 12 – $5

Date: Wednesday June 17th, 2009
Event: Art & Craft Symposium
Venue: Grand Salle, Frank Collymore Hall
Time: 9:00am

Date: Sunday June 21st, 2009
Event: Junior Calypso Monarch Performance
Venue: Coleridge and Parry School
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Admission: Adults – $10, Children under 12 – $5

» Date: Sunday June 28th, 2009
Event: Thanksgiving & Ceremonial Delivery of last Canes
Venue: Independence Square
Time: 4:30 – 7:30pm

» Date: Saturday July 4th, 2009
Event: Heritage Gala
Venue: Queen’s Park
Time: 2:30 – 8:00pm

» Date: Sunday July 5th, 2009
Event: Junior Calypso Monarch Semi-Finals
Venue:
Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Admission: Adults – $20, Children under 12 – $15

» Date: Thursday July 9th, 2009
Event: Crop Over Visual Arts Exhibition
Venue: Grande Salle of Central Bank Barbados
Time: 7.00 – 9:00pm

» Date: Thursday July 9th, 2009
Event: Junior Calypso Monarch Lunchtime Concert
Venue: Frank Collymore Hall
Time: 12:00 noon – 2:00pm

» Date: Friday July 10th, 2009
Event: Crop Over Read In
Venue: Tyrol Cot
Time: 8.00 – 10:00pm

» Date: Saturday July 11th, 2009
Event: Junior Calypso Monarch Finals
The winner in the senior category advances to represent Barbados as a guest performer in the Trinidad Junior Monarch competition.
Venue: Garfield Sobers Gymnasium
Time: 7.00 – 9:00pm

» Date: Sunday July 12th, 2009
Event: Pan in De Future Tense
Venue: The Barbados Museum
Time: 7.00 – 9:00pm

» Date: Thursday July 16th, 2009
Event: Back in Time Pan
Venue: Dover
Time: 7.00 – 9:00pm

» Date: Friday July 17th, 2009
Event: School Pan Rivalry
Venue:
Speightstown
Time: 7.00 – 9:00pm

» Date: Saturday July 18th, 2009
Event: Junior Kadooment
The children of Barbados put on their own colourful costumes and parade from the Lawrence T. Gay Primary School on Spooners Hill and ‘jump’ their way to the National Stadium.
Venue: The National Stadium
Time: 9.00am – 1:00pm

» Date: Saturday July 18th, 2009
Event: Pan in De City
Venue: Jubilee Gardens to Independence Square
Time: 7.00 – 10:00pm

» Date: Sunday July 19th, 2009
Event: Pan Pun De Sand
Venue: Brandon’s Beach
Time: 3.00 -11:00pm

» Date: Saturday July 25th, 2009
Event: Pic-O-De-Crop Semi-Finals
Venue: Farley Hill National Park
Time: 2:00 – 8:00pm
Admission: Adults – $20, Children under 12 – $15

» Date: Sunday July 26th, 2009
Event: Party Monarch & Sweet Ragga Soca competitions
One of the most keenly contested competitions in the Crop Over Festival, the energetic party songs of the season fill the air. The Sweet Ragga Soca competition is new this year where eight finalists will battle for the top spot. There will be a massive after party featuring the International Soca Monarch, Groovy Soca Monarch, Peoples’ Choice Monarch and Road March Queen Faye Lyons, Bunji Garlin and the Asylum band.
Venue: Farley Hill National Park
Time: 12.00 noon – 8:30pm

» Date: Friday July 31st, 2009
Event: Pic-O-De-Crop Finals
Venue: Kensington Oval
Time: 7.00pm – midnight

» Date: Saturday August 1st, 2009
Event: Foreday Morning
Venue: Bridgetown Helicopter Pad-Spring Garden Highway
Time: 2.00am until

» Date: Saturday Augusts 1st, 2009
Event: Bridgetown Market
Venue: Spring Garden
Time: 9.00 – 10:00pm

» Date: Saturday August 1st, 2009
Event: Float Parade
Venue: Spring Garden
Time: 4.00pm

» Date: Saturday August 1st, 2009
Event: Crop Over Steel Band Finals at Bridgetown Market
Venue: Spring Garden
Time: 7.00pm

» Date: Sunday August 2nd, 2009
Event: Cohobblopot
Cohobblopot is a Bajan term that refers to a mix of things, it is the final and one of the most popular events of the season featuring the best of the best of performers from Barbados and the Caribbean.
Venue: Kensington Oval
Time: 8.00pm – midnight

» Date: Monday August 3rd, 2009
Event: Grand Kadooment
Beautifully costumed locals and visitors dance, jump, wine and wuk approximately four miles in the ultimate party parade for both participants and spectators.
Venue: National Stadium to Spring Garden Highway
Time: 9.00am

» Date: Saturday August 15th, 2009
Event: Crop Over Awards Ceremony
Venue: To Be Announced
Time: 6.00pm

National Cultural Foundation
West Terrace, St. James
Tel: (246) 424-0909

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