The Local Tourism, Culture and the Arts Council of the Municipality of Sabangan, Mountain Province will be spearheading the launching of the 2022 Agri-Tourism Trade Fair on June 22 with a short opening program and ribbon cutting with the theme, “Happy Sabangan goes local: Preserving cultural heritage, boosting tourism and strengthening our local industries.”

The activity will be a 5-day event from June 22-26 at Halsema highway, Tiging, Losad, Sabangan which aims to feature and promote the different local products of Sabangan.

Moreover, this event will also highlight the different individuals or organizations which were assisted through the livelihood programs from the different national agencies specially the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Technical Skills and Development Authority (TESDA), and other agencies.

The Agri-Tourism Trade Fair will serve as an avenue for the different local entrepreneurs to showcase and offer their products to the people not only within the municipality but also to other municipalities and provinces.

During the Agri-Tourism Trade Fair Committee meeting last June 15 presided over by the Chair, Municipal Agriculturist Joel C. Faroden, it was discussed that all products shall include agricultural produce, processed and packed foods, wood products, weaving products, indigenous clothing’s and accessories, locally fabricated machineries and equipment, and others.

Tourism Officer Warden B. Taltala also emphasized the setup or arrangement of the booth to occupied by the different barangays. He insisted that they will follow the 1 booth per area, thereby accumulating all the local products of one (1) area in one booth.

However, weaving products and indigenous clothing’s and accessories shall be in one separate booth. Coordinators per area were also identified which shall be in-charge in the dissemination and identification of all participants per area.

Aside from these, local vendors of street foods shall also be given spaces or tents to be occupied during the event. All interested street food vendor shall coordinate with the tourism officer or Ms. Mirasol Adangla, Co-chair of the LTCAC and Co-chair of the Agri-Tourism Trade Fair.

Buy Local, Go Local! See you on the June 22-26, 2022.