Oistins Fish Fry, every Friday night in Barbados - Annual Oistins Fish Festival
FISHING IS A WAY OF LIFE IN BARBADOS
Oistins is worth visiting anytime just to see how expert the local Bajans are in filleting, and bagging the fresh fish delivered from the fishing boats daily.
You can spend the day at beautiful Miami Beach, which is right around the corner from the Oistins fish market.
All beaches in Barbados are public,
but you will have to bring your own towels.
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Oistins is Barbados main fishing port.
You can see colorful boats, and fishermen mending their nets.
It is also one of the best places to buy the fresh catch of the day
Oistins is a small fishing village located on the South coast of the island. No matter which side of the island visitors are staying, a visit to Oistins is a must.
Every Friday you'll find an outdoor street fair with the the best barbecued chicken, flying fish, fish cakes, sweet potato, macaroni pie, coleslaw and other island delights.
There's also musical entertainment, and opportunity to meet hundreds of visitors and locals. An average meal is quite affordable, and the portions are quite large.
Aside from honoring the local fishing industry, the festival offers calypso and reggae music, local arts and crafts, and the popular fish boning and grease pole competitions.
Spend the day and evening in Oistins on Fridays. . .
After leaving the beach, you can do some sightseeing and shopping, then end the night at the local fish fry.
Oistins has numerous grocery stores, small shops and restaurants, along with banking institutions.
What's going on in Barbados?
Fresh Catch of the Day
Roadside stalls offer fresh Marlin, Snapper, Barracuda, Kingfish, Dolphin (not flipper), Kingfish, and even Shark.
Of Course Flying Fish is on the menu.
Oistins Fish Festival - Annual Event
During the festival visitors and locals alike are treated to boat and crab racing, steel pan music, dancing and an opportunity to see the fisherman's skill in fish boning.
The Fish Festival honors those who contribute to the local fishing industry.
Dates for 2011 festival are April 21st to 25th 2011