The Turks and Caicos Conch Festival celebrated it's 9th year in beautiful Blue Hills last Saturday.
The crowds gather around the front stage for the conch blowing and conch knocking competitions.
The highlight of the afternoon is always the " ‘conch-etition' which pits the island's best chefs against each other in a hotly-contested tasting competition judged by a panel of experts as well as the Festival attendees. Categories include Best Conch Salad, Best Conch Chowder, Best Specialty Conch and Best in Show. "
Micah, a friend from high school, came all the way from Austin, TX to spend Thanksgiving weekend in the Turks and Caicos and finally experience a relaxing holiday at Fleur de Lys. She and Teresa are pictured all smiles while enjoying the festival.
A local bartender entertains with his impressive balancing and dancing skills.
Just after sunset the We Funk Junkanoo Band took to the street party by storm. This event lets Turks and Caicos traditions shine, be sure not to miss next 2013's 10 year celebration, sure to be the biggest and best yet!