October is National Heritage Month in the Turks and Caicos. If you are thinking of planning a fall vacation at what is traditionally a quieter time of year here, there still are a number of interesting events to experience.
Salt Festival (Salt Cay)
Kicking off National Heritage month at the beginning of October, the Salt Festival is held on Salt Cay off of Grand Turk, to the east of the Caicos island chain.
Salt was once the Turks and Caicos' most valuable commodity, with almost as much value as a currency. The flat salt pans of the surrounding cays made the Turks and Caicos the perfect place to produce this valuable resource.