It has been three decades and an annual tradition of showcasing export-quality Negros products through a trade fair. So how time flies, especially if you are doing a great service to your community. Indeed, Negros is more than just sugar. It is a land blessed with gentle people whose passion and creativity know no bounds.
This month, the Association of Negros Producers, Inc. (ANP) marks its 30th years in showcasing local products and handicraft from the province of Negros through the Negros Trade Fair. This year, the 30th Negros Trade Fair will be held at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati from September 16-20, 2015.
The 30th Negros Trade Fair has four divisions. Learn more about them.
Negros has many delectable native delicacies that are known all over the world. People who come to our province taste these and always have the urge to bring them home to wherever they are from. And during the NTF, all these are brought to Manila for any and every one to sample. Some of the fares that you will find at NTF are the famous Bacolod chicken inasal, caramel tart, mango tart, barquillos, squid rings, pili crumble, piaya, hopia, and even dried seafood! And since Negros has been actively campaigning and producing organic products, there is also a booth for organic produce, food items, and even personal care products.
Style and Fashion
Negros has many skilled and creative designers with a keen eye for detail who work on clothes and fashion accessories like jewelry, bags, belts, scarves, and many more. These are made from semi-precious stones, crystals, wood, resin, paper, among many other things, or a combination of two or more materials in order to create the most unique pieces. These can be used for high fashion events or for daily wear.
Furniture and Home Accents
Perhaps the biggest part of the fair are the furniture and home accents section. Unique furniture pieces, home ware, and accessories are featured here using indigenous materials but crafted to last for a long time. You will find different items here made of grass, coconut, bamboo, ceramic, pandan, shells, and many more! And how artfully they were made.
Objets d’ Art
For the those who have an eye for art and good taste, you will enjoy the many artful masterpieces designed or even created by local artisans. Meet the artists behind these creations, too.
What’s New at the 30th Negros Trade Fair
To keep up with the times, a new game app will be launched at the Negros Trade Fair. Named “KaKaLoKa”, which literally means “Do you know?” in Hiligaynon, is a game that will test a player’s knowledge about the province of Negros Occidental. It covers attractions, people, places, festivals, and native delicacies.
Additionally, there will be a special area that will be devoted for the tourism promotion of the different LGUs of Negros.
Catch these Special Events at the Negros Trade Fair
Arima! The Governor’s Night
September 15, 2015; 6:00pm at the Activity Lobby
Arima! is the customary clanging of the bell at the crack of dawn to signal sugarcane farm workers to gather for their tasks of the day.
September 18, 2015, 4:00pm at the Activity Lobby
The event will give guests a glimpse of the electrifying energy of the world-famous MassKara Festival of Bacolod.
9th Tipon NegroSallians
September 19, 2015, 4:00PM at the Activity Lobby
A homecoming for all University of St. La Salle and St. Joseph School-La Salle alumni who are now based in Metro Manila.