Nongprue to launch competing ‘Walk Eat Tour’ fair 2 weeks before Pattaya market

Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit, friends and organizers announce their “Walk Eat Tour” in December.

Nongprue will launch their food-based street fair next month, kicking off a “Walk Eat Tour” two weeks before Pattaya’s annual “Naklua Walk & Eat.”

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The competing event on “Yellow Sticky Rice Road” from Sutthawat Temple to the Mitkamol intersection in the Mabyailia Moo 7 neighborhood, starts Dec. 4 and runs Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 30.

Young ladies give a magical Thai dance performance.

Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit announced the event that precedes Naklua’s walking-street market, which begins on Dec. 19, targeting much of the same audience. Mai said the Walk Eat Tour will showcase the subdistrict’s cultural diversity and drive tourism.

In addition to food booths, the fair will feature art and cultural shows from the area’s Thai, Chinese and Muslim communities, including a kickoff parade Dec. 4 from the Nongprue Health Garden to the Ruay Cod Cod shop.

Opening day also will have a “Chui Chai” Thai traditional dance by the Ban Nongprue Tourism Promotion Club, a Chalermprakiat performance by Nongprue Kindergarten, and Nasyid singing by Muslim residents.

People are excited about the event, with some arriving at the announcement wearing their best traditional clothing.