A shrimp festival will be organized in Ca Mau Province, the southern tip of Vietnam, for the first time between December 13 and 16, featuring shrimp-eating and octopus-catching competitions.
Such distinctive contests will promisingly please visitors during the fest.
Other activities, including a shrimp-drawing contest, a fishery guessing game, and a program of making sea creatures with coconut leaves, will delight revelers.
Tran Hieu Hung, director of the Ca Mau Province Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, said on Sunday that the event will also treat visitors to a seafood fest alongside seafood-based contests.
The province is planning to invite 42 provinces and cities nationwide to join the festival and exhibit their main products.
“The event will feature various cultural spaces and miniatures of seafood, while music shows and art performances will be held during the festival,” Hung said.
The fest, which is expected to attract some 10,000 participants, will help the province drive up the shrimp industry, lure more visitors, and entice domestic and international investors.
It will act as a platform enabling Ca Mau to introduce its potential for the shrimp sector to local and international customers.
Ca Mau leads Vietnam in shrimp farming area with over 280,000 hectares and has an annual output of more than 220,000 metric tons of shrimp, accounting for 40 and 22 percent of the country’s total shrimp farming area and output, respectively.