Monday, February 18, 2008

Tinian Hot Pepper Festival 2008

The Tinian Hot Pepper festival kicked off this past weekend. This was the 4 or 5th year of the event and at least in the eyes of this years participants it is believed to be the most successful.
The best seat in the house for the main event, the hot pepper eating contest was high above the grounds squarely positioned up a tree!Many vendors selling the true Tinain hot pepper paste and other hot pepper products. They really are quite delicious and great in almost everything if you like things a little spicy!As part of the entertainment 13-year-old ukuleleWiz Kid Ryan Imamura from Guam amazed the crowds with his abilities.
As part of the weekend Marianas Dive members were busy with various events including exploratory dives and an underwater clean up as well as providing free discover SCUBA diving lessons.Here, our booth helps to get the word out about our group, our mission and our goals including the addition of many more dive sites around the island. Stay tuned for much more information on this program.
Mmmmmm, that looks good - where did you get that, I want one!
And one of these too!
The folks from the Fleming Hotel and restaurant take a quick time out for a photo op!
Of course what event on Tinian would be complete without a performance from the Taga cultural dancers
Including a little hot fire, appropriate considering just how hot those little peppers are!

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