Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Got Crabs?

A few weeks ago, Joey and I took the kids to the Crab Festival held at the Merizo Pier.  The festival was a three day event (the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th) that  took place in March to promote the local Chamorro culture and celebrate Chamorro month.

We went on the last day of the festival, when all the special events were happening.  It was an extremely hot day and the whole area was packed full of people!  I was really surprised at the turnout of people since we go to several local events like this and have not seen that many people show up to an event in a long time.


My favorite thing about these local fairs, festivals, and events is the local vendors!  I am always amazed by the craftsmanship of their items.  I wasn't able to pick anything up because we were just so hot and the kids wanted to keep moving but I'm definitely gonna grab a few local items at the next event (maybe even a giveaway?) for sure!



There were lots of games and activities for the kids as well as those booths with the little toys and trinkets that make you go broke.  Trace ended up getting that silly string spray and accidentally sprayed some lady's hair.  I was about to tell her what happened but she ended up walking away before I got a chance to.  Plus I was kinda busy laughing because it was pretty funny.



There were also different contests for the adults to participate in like the tuba drinking contest, talaya (fishing net) throwing contest, as well as other traditional Chamorro contests.


 The main event of the festival was the crab catching contest.  There were over 1,000 crabs that were caught for this event.  Basically, they let the crabs go and everyone can go and catch as many as they can with a cash prize going to the person who catches the most crabs in their age division.



We didn't stay for the contest because it was too hot, so I wasn't able to get any pictures of it.  But can you imagine all those crabs running loose??  Craaaaazyyyyy!

My kids' favorite part was probably the local animals that were there.  They love being able to see different animals up close so it was like a little mini zoo for them.








 And of course, MY favorite part of every local event:  the food.


♥ Duckie.

16 comments:

  1. I love going to events like these! And the food looks amazing! :)

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  2. This looks like a blast! Wish I was eating that right now...

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  3. looks like a great event! i'm not a fan of crabs; they remind me of spiders :(

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  4. OMG! I would freak out with all those crabs running around me...boiled, chilled and set on my plate is a whole another story tho...lol. They looked delicious! haha.

    love you twin...it looked like a great festival!

    xx,
    klee

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