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The 8th Rupununi Christmas Fair

December 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The Rupununi Christmas Fair is held yearly with the objective of raising the profile of local and indigenous knowledge and skills (with a focus on women) while providing access to markets for traditional and indigenous products.

It is traditionally held on the second Saturday of December yearly  and provides space for producers, growers and crafters to sell their products and create networking opportunities. The fair is recognized as a significant livelihood and cultural initiative, which has attracted the interest of the regional and national public, as well as private sector stakeholders.


The fair is organized as a family and community oriented affair which offers for only locally produced items. Participants travel from all over the Rupununi Region to showcase a variety of festive gift ideas including locally made handicraft, jewelry, cosmetics, soaps and natural products, as well as a wide range of deliciously made foods and beverages.

Participant Categories of the fair include Preserved Foods, Cassava Products, Meat & Fish, Snacks, Dairy Products, Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Handicrafts, and Traditional Remedies.


The organisation and promotion of the fair is branded under a local community group, the Kanuku Mountains Community Representative Group (KMCRG) with support from Conservation International- Guyana (CI-Guyana). Supporting the efforts of the KMCRG is a Rupununi Christmas Fair committee, which includes community members. This committee has responsibility for coordinating the activities of the fair.


December 14, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Kanuku Mountains Community Representative Group (KMCRG) with support from Conservation International-Guyana (CI-Guyana), Protected Areas Commission and Frankfurt Zoological Society


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