Flora, Fauna & Fun: Put the Bermuda Annual Exhibition on Your List

Take in the marvels of Bermudian agriculture every April at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens. The event stars prize-winning produce, brilliant flowers, an equestrian competition, and more.

A woman is riding a horse,

Every April, the Bermuda Annual Exhibition (known locally as the Ag Show) brings the island’s agricultural and artistic communities together to share the fruits of their labour. The next Ag Show takes place April 18-20, 2024 at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens in Paget Parish. 2024 marks the exhibition’s 83rd year.

Originally a showcase for produce and livestock, the Ag Show has evolved over the years into a jubilant celebration of the diverse cultural patchwork that makes Bermuda such an interesting place. Over the course of its three days, the event attracts roughly 25,000 people with live entertainment, equestrian shows, delectable food offerings, and more.

Here's why you won't want to miss it.

A Feast for the Eyes (and Tastebuds)

This three-day event invites you to stroll among rows of impossibly perfect strains of roses, orchids, plumeria, hibiscus, day lilies, and passion flowers. Admire the blooms and meet the Bermudians who painstakingly tend to the plants as they grow. An impressive variety of vegetables, herbs, and fruits will be on display, too.

A woman is taking a photo of bloomed colourful flowers.

Your tastebuds are also in for a show. Stroll around and sample locally sourced honey and other food products, some you can take home with you. Don't forget to pick up some malassadas (fried donuts first brought here by the early Portuguese immigrants who came to the island 170 years ago) and a traditional fish sandwich (with the works on raisin bread is a must).

Meet the (Four-Legged) Stars

Every year, equestrians take center stage, whether it's a competition for best Bermuda-bred pony or best horse-drawn carriage ride. Always the crowd-pleaser, the highest jumpers will be clearing tall hurdles in the main ring.

Island Makers 

The Ag Show is also one of the biggest events for local makers to gather to sell their wares. Vendors will display everything from exquisite woodwork crafted from local stock to colourful handmade kites. Kite flying is a beloved Easter tradition in Bermuda, so this spring display is well-timed. The event also features a junior art competition.

Kite show in Bermuda

Local Song & Dance

From the traditional Gombey dancers that dazzle crowds during Harbour Nights to the rock bands that jam at local watering holes, Bermudians love live entertainment. Local musicians of every age provide hours of entertainment over the course of the show – catch school choirs, soloists, dance troupes, and more.


Dates: April 18-20, 2024
Location: 169 South Rd., Devonshire
Hours: Grounds open Daily - 8 AM to 6 PM; exhibition houses open 9 AM to 6PM daily
Admission: Adults $10; Children under 16 $5; Children under 5 free; Senior Citizens with ID $5




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