The Conch Festival Returns to Turks and Caicos This Fall

The Conch Festival Returns to Turks and Caicos This Fall

Eat Conch instead of Turkey for Thanksgiving in Turks this year — at the world’s only Conch Festival!

The Turks & Caicos Islands celebrates Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s in traditional ways, but they also add a cultural twist and there are some festivities that are truly not to be missed!! Chief amongst these celebrations is the annual Conch Festival. Now in it’s 13th year, the Conch Festival is one of the best celebrations that the islands has to offer!!

This year, the festivities kick off with a Calypso event on Friday November 25th, 2016. The next day, Saturday November 26th, is when the full-blown festival occurs.

If you’re coming, show up hungry, because some of the finest restaurants of TCI will be competing in a “Conch-etition,” in which the categories are Best Conch Salad, Best Conch Chowder, Best Specialty Conch and Best in Show.

Book a 7-Night Stay and Receive 2 Free Tickets to the Conch Festival

If you book a 7-night stay this November you’ll receive two free tickets to the Conch Festival.

There has never been a better time to plan a vacation on beautiful Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos. Fall 2016 deals at the Tuscany resort include:

  • From now until December 18 2016 – Every fourth and seventh nights FREE
  • October, 2016 – 40% Off Rack Rates

For more details, please see our deals page.

Turks and Caicos Annual Conch Festival Details

The Conch Festival is a full-day event and quite a party, marking the start of the winter holiday season on Providenciales.

On Saturday, November 27, the family-friendly Conch Festival will start at noon in Blue Hills. An entry fee of $25 enables a sampling of all the dishes and a vote for Best in Show. Along with conch tasting there will be a host of conch-related and kids activities, a Mojito-making contest, local entertainment and the annual Pot of Gold drawing where The Rotary Club of Providenciales gives away $10,000 to one lucky raffle ticket purchaser. A cameo appearance by Santa Claus is also highly likely.

Be sure to keep checking the official Conch Festival website for more details.