Guimaras, known for its world-class mangoes is celebrating their annual Manggahan Festival from April 10-17, 2011.

The theme this year is, “Sustaining Agri-Eco Tourism Development Amidst Climate Change.”

I haven’t been to this festival yet, though Guimaras is just a few minutes away from the city. I’m looking forward to attending it this year so I could try the EAT-ALL-YOU-CAN-MANGOES!!! *drools*


So for those of you who are craving and dying to taste the best mangoes in the world, come visit and attend the Manggahan Festival in Guimaras.

Below is the complete schedule of activities of Manggahan Festival 2011:

Monday, April 4-8 (Day 1)
Manggahan sa Robinsons (Robinsons Place Iloilo), Opening Ceremony of Agri-Trade Fair
Friday, April 8 (Day 5)
Mini Fashion Show “Mutya ng Guimaras” (Robinsons Place Iloilo)
Sunday, April 10 (Day 7)
5:30am Fun Run (Half Marathon) 21k Bta. Mun. Hall to Capitol 5 and 10k Capitol
7:00 – 8:00am Sponsored Mass (SMAP)
8:00 – 10:00am Soft Opening ( Food Court Area )
10:00am – 5:00pm Agri-Trade Fair and Food Festival (Food Court Area )
6:00 – 10:00pm Regional Hiphop Competition (Food Court Area)
Monday, April 11 (Day 8)
8:00am Opening Salvo Parade (From GPPO to Capitol) Street Dancing, Competition CBRTs, Car Show
9:00am -10:00pm Opening Program Manggahan 2011 (Food Court Area)
10:00am – 5:00pm Regional Art-Trade Fair & Food Festival (Capitol Ground) Farmers Day (GTIC)
3:00pm – 4:00pm Demonstration in Table Skirting and Table Napkin Folding (Food Court Area)
6:00pm – 10:00pm Welcome Dinner and Cultural Showcase for the Regional Agri-Fair Participants
10:00pm -onwards Live Band (Food Court Area) *
Tuesday, April 12 (Day 9)
8:00am – 4:00 pm Jobs Fair (Covered Gym)
9:00am – 3:00pm Guimaras Medical Society Congress (Function Hall),Physical Fitness Activity
3:00pm – 4:00pm Cooking Demonstration on Mango Inspired Desserts (Food Court Area)
7:00pm -10:00pm Mutya ng Guimaras Talent Night (Food Court Area)
Wednesday, April 13 (Day 10)
8:00am – 4:00pm Guimaras Youth Day (Amazing Race, Congress) @ the Covered Gym
1:00pm – 8:00pm Battle Of The Bands (Food Court Area)
3:00pm – 4:00pm Cooking Demonstration on Mango Inspired Appetizers (Food Court)
8:00 pm – onwards Concert (Manila Band) Museo de Guimaras Area
Thursday, April 14 (Day 11)
8:00am – 10:00am Research Symposium (Function Hall)
3:00pm – 4:00pm Cooking Demonstration on Mango Inspired Dishes Inspired Dishes
7:00pm – 10:00pm GSC Night (Food Court Area)
Friday, April 15 (Day 12 )
10:00am – 5:00pm Manggahan Eat All You Can (Beside Trade Fair Area)
3:00pm – 4:00pm Cooking Demonstration on Mango Inspired Dishes Inspired Dishes
8:00pm – 11:00pm Search for Mutya Ng Guimaras (Covered Gym)
Oath Taking Ceremony Of The Provincial Tourism Council
10:00 pm – onwards Live Band (Food Court Area)
Saturday, April 16 (Day 13 )
7:00am – 4:00pm Governors Cup Invitational Fishing Tournament (Fort San Pedro Iloilo City and Ends at Roro Wharf. Hoskyn Jordan)
10:00am – 5:00pm Manggahan Eat All You Can (Beside Trade Fair Area)
9:00 pm – onwards Live Band / Kapamilya Night (Food Court Area)
Sunday, April 17 (Day 14 )
8:00am – 2:00pm CBRTs Cultural Competition (Museo de Guimaras Area)
10:00am – 5:00pm Manggahan Eat All You Can (Beside Trade Fair Area)
3:00pm – 5:00pm Sinadya Sa Capitol (Capitol Grounds)
7:00pm – 9:00pm Fireworks Competition (Food Court Area)
10:00a.m. Daily Trade Fair & Exhibit @ various venues (refer to day 1)
3:00p.m. Closing Ceremony w/ Awarding & Presentation of Winners (Stadium)
9:00pm – onwards Live Band (Food Court Area)

For more info please visit Discover Guimaras