Rayong shows off local fruit through June 29

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The seven districts of Rayong Province will show off locally grown durian, rambutan, mangosteen and other tasty produce at the annual Fruit Festival running through June 29.

Gov. Somsak Suwannacharit on May 7 kicked off the start of the festival, which is aimed at boosting fruit productions and promotion.

Nikhom Phatthana District began the festivities with “Sweet Pineapple Days” May 13-14 at the Social Services Cooperative Centre sports field in Pana Nikhom Sub-district.

The seven districts of Rayong Province will show off locally grown durian, rambutan, mangosteen and other tasty produce at the annual Fruit Festival running through June 29.

Pluak Daeng District’s pineapple days will run May 24-30 in front of the district office.

Throughout the month, Khao Chamao District will hold storytelling days to teach the history of the area. See the district office for dates.

In June, Ban Khai District will continue the celebration, showing off locally grown mangosteen June 3-6 at the Center for Nong Tapan Agro-Tourism in Nong Tapan Sub-district.

Among the activities planned are a Miss Daughter of the Orchards contest, fruit salad competition, country music song contest, dance performances and Muay Thai boxing exhibitions. All will be free of charge.

In Muang District, all the province’s fruit crops will be showcased June 9-15 at the Ta Pong fruit market.

“Street fruits” will be the focus in Wang Chan District from June 11-19 at the Moo 3 village fruit market in Palong Ta-iam Sub-district.

Finally, Klaeng District will hold a product fair from June 23-29 at Laem Mae Phim Beach in Kram Sub-district. Train service to the festival will be free, leaving from the Sunthorn Phu Monument.

All provincial fruit orchards will be open through June 29. For more details call the Tourism Authority of Thailand at 1672 or the Rayong provincial office at 038-5420-1 or 038-664-585-6.