THE NEGROS TRADE FAIR: A CELEBRATION OF 30 YEARS OF BRILLIANCE AND AUTHENTICITY THAT IS TRULY NEGROS

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THE NEGROS TRADE FAIR: A CELEBRATION OF 30 YEARS OF BRILLIANCE AND AUTHENTICITY THAT IS TRULY NEGROS

The Negros Trade Fair (NTF) , the longest running provincial fair in Metro Manila marks it 30th Year with the theme: Truly Negros.

The 30th  Negros Trade Fair  of the Association of Negros Producers, Inc. (ANP) which will be held on September 16-20, 2015 at the Glorietta Activity Center, Makati is a showcase of local crafts & products of the Negros Island to the nation’s capital .  The 30th Negros Trade Fair promises to share not only to the whole country but to the rest of the world, what is “Truly Negros”.

Here’s a glimpse  of what the 30th Negros Trade has to offer.

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Piaya by Sugarlandia Barquillos

Negrense  Delicacies

Make your way through booths with a wide array of delectable native delicacies that are not only a “must-taste” but a “must-take-home”. Be prepared for your favorite Negrense products from a variety of renowned producers, such as: KBL or the Kadyos, Baboy and Langka, the Chicken Inasal, Caramel Tarts, Mango Tarts, Flavored Barquillos, Crunchy Squid Rings, Pili Crumble and more!

Try these “no sugar added” products from Quan Delicacies

Aside from these famous treats, there’s also a corner for those inclined to the Natural and Organic. Stop by shops offering muscovado, native cacao, ginger/turmeric tea, and personalized care products that are worth checking out.

 

 

I’m sure you miss this Suman Latik by Quan

 

Fashion From Passion

Pasalubongs are certainly not limited to edible sweets. Stroll through booths of various apparel and accessory booths with products fashioned from passion. Watch out for trendy bags that are not only eye candy, but made of sustainable materials. Along with these are unique fashion accessories, reusable souvenir totes and other products made by businesses that provide a livelihood for rural families and special programs for social and personal development.

 

These trendsetters all agree that the only fashion that never gets old is giving back to the community.

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Native bags by Kikulo

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Semi-precious stone necklace by Chievs

 

 

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Crochet Garments by Ping

A Buffet of Creativity

The Trade Fair also features a buffet of creativity with Craft Businesses’ ingenious use of sustainable natural products that are gathered and created into masterpieces. One takes fibres growing wild in the Negros Island such as the “tinalak” and “maranaw” to fashion lamps, baskets and house decors, another creates charming resin-laminated products. To add to this, unique architectural and interior designs of decorative accessories for the ceiling and the floor will also be offered at the Fair. To top this all off, you can complete your interior with some Rodney Martinez art on them and spread a vibrant energy in your home with his bold paintings of warmth and joy.

Gifts and Housewares by Silay Export

The Obi Squash Hanging Lamp by Christina Gaston at the Hacienda Crafts Company

Obi Lamps by Hacienda Crafts

Innovative Home Accents

If you are one who prefers to deck your home with something fresh and inventive, make sure to visit the Home and Décor Corner to marvel at the resourcefulness found in a number of innovative home accents. Prepare to be amused at the many wonderful things your favorite coconut tree can be transformed into and see products that make use of coconut materials for inventive home accessories and furnishings. Inspiring paintings, ceramics and melted bottles are also some must-see gifts and housewares at the Negros Trade Fair.

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Mosaic by NVC

 

The Bulawan Awards 2015

 The Bulawan Awards has acknowledged the excellence of the members of the Association of Negros Producers (ANP) for 25 years now. This year, eight products in the non-food category won the award. The Tumandok Crafts Industries won for both the Table Top Category (for its Tapaz Table Tops Collection) and the Luminary Category (for the Tapaz Table Lamps). Martinez Art House was the over-all winner for the Home Furnishings Category for its 3 Sisters (Seek, Hear and Speak). Golden Arts Furnishing took home the award for the Furniture Category for its Laminated Nesting Table.

 

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Bulawan Award Winning Pieces by Tumandok Crafts

 

 

In the Garments Categroy, Negros Silk Producers won with its Hand Woven Shawl Collection while Kiculo Crafts bagged the award for the Bags and Footwear Category for its Isabel Bags Collection, a lineup of functional bags having the woman of action in mind. Crisvil Creations, on the other hand, was awarded for its Banig ni Ingrid Collection for the Fashion Accessories/Fashion Jewelry Category. Last but not least, Vivo Handicrafts won for its Nativity Scene in the Novelty Category.

The food category had three much deserving winners. Pueblo Bakeshop was awarded for their Carbonara for the Pastry Category. ECJ Farms was awarded for its Mangosteen Jam for the Confectionary Category and Virgie’s Homemade Products’ whole wheat bar won under the Health and Wellness Category.

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Herbs and Live Plants by Mamabels

What’s new?

The Negros Trade Fair will launch a new mobile game application that tests a players knowledge of the province’s attractions from people, places, festivals, and foods just to name a few. The game app is called KaBaLoKa which is a Hiligaynon term for “Do you know…?”

On top of the usual booths in the trade fair, the LGU’s will also be provided with an area to promote tourism and the top products in their respective territories.

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Special Events

Arima! The Governor’s Night , September 15, 2015, 6:00 PM at Activity Lobby.

 Arima! is the traditional practice of clanging the bell at the crack of dawn to gather workers for their day’s task assignments.  Similarly, the 30th Negros Trade Fair Preview Cocktails signifies the early start of the exhibition which officially opens the following day. As the Arima bell invites workers to their daily chores, the Arima bell invites guests and partners to give support to the trade fair, to help promote it, and lend prestige to it by their presence and endorsement. Set at the eve of the opening of the fair, it serves as a special preview cocktails for guests from the Government, Media, Sponsors and Industry partners. This year, Arima! will feature the culinary fusion of celebrated  Negrense Chefs and special performances from homegrown talents.

 

MASSKARA NIGHT

September 18, 2015, 4:00 PM at Activity Lobby.

Experience the vibrant rhythm and colors of the world-renowned MassKara Festival from Bacolod City, the City of Smiles

9th TIPON NEGROSALLIANS

September 19, 2015 4:00 PM at Activity Lobby

A homecoming for all University of St. La Salle  and St. Joseph School-La Salle alumni based in Metro Manila.

All these and so much more fun surprises await all of you for the 30th Negros Trade Fair. Bring your friends and family and special loved ones to the event and explore the heart and soul of the Negros Island.

The Negros Trade Fair is open at 10AM to 9PM on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday; and 10AM to 10PM on Friday and Saturday. For more inquiries, contact the Secretariat at (034) 434-1600 / 0998-536-0788 / gatoverde.events@gmail.com / negrostradefair.anp@gmail.com. For more updates, check out our website www.negrostradefair.com, and Facebook page www.facebook.com/thenegrostradefair.

42 Comments

  1. Belinda Siason-Villa

    It shows how talented and gifted negrenses are. LCCBEntrep.

  2. Kevin Bonn Abantao

    Wow!!! I hope we can see more of this trade fairs so that we could showcase more of the Negrense Pride. Good job!

  3. Kevin Bonn Abantao

    Wow!! I hope we have more of this trade fairs so that we can showcase more of the Negrense Pride! #LCCBentrepreneurship

  4. Bethel Joy Virata

    It feels so good to be a Negrense! I can only see this in facebook and I would love to see the Negros Trade Fair actually <3 #LCCBentrepreneurship

  5. angelyncaharian@yahoo.com

    I’ve been assigned here for 5 years in the island of Negros .Truly Proud and Amazing ! God bless.

  6. angelyncaharian@yahoo.com

    I’ve been here for 5 years for a mission. PROUD and Truly amazing Negros ! God bless us all!#LCCBentrepreneurship

  7. John Edward Q. Yong

    It was a nice surprise for me to see this fair when I was still working in Makati. Back then, I was missing home so seeing our delicacies, handicrafts and masskaras cheered me up. =) I am proud of Negros and this is a great event where other Filipinos can also get to know our products!

  8. Editho S. Mapa

    Let us promote the NEGROS product to our fellow Filipino citizen, not just only in the Philippines but also abroad#LCC ENTREP

  9. Editho S. Mapa

    purely Negrenses having a lot more of decacies food we can offer anywhere the Philippines#LCC ENTRTEP

  10. Mary grace fermo

    The Negrense Trade Fair products are one of the most sought after due to its high quality, unique design and artistry reflective of the Negrense culture.#LCCBentrepreneurship

  11. Aileen Casandra

    Truly, Negrenses has a lot more to offer to the people! #LCCBentrepreneurship

  12. Aileen Casandra

    THUMBS UP NEGRENSE!!! Together, let’s bring NEGROS to the people, not just locally but internationally!!! #LCCBentrepreneurship

  13. Negros Island is certainly blessed with amazing culture and people creating crafts and delicacies which are beyond amazing! Undoubtedly a must go place in the Philippines. #LCCBEntrepreneurship

  14. it’s a good way promoting the works of Negrense Artists and our delicacies is well-known not only in Manila but also abroad. wish I could go with this kind of event. #LCCBentrepreneurship

  15. Nicar Corral Nogra

    Its nice that our local crafts and products are exposing even in manila. Hope to see these brilliant and creative stuffs in international scene soon.

  16. Jasmine Grace

    Mouth watering delicacies….
    very unique handicrafts…
    welcoming smile of the people….
    made me feel proud that I am a Negrense.

    #LCCBentrepreneurship

  17. It’s more fun in Negros.. This is a good way promoting Negros not only here in the Philippines but also abroad.
    #MBALCCBEntrep

  18. Leah M. Francisco

    It’s more fun in the Philippines, celebrating one of the biggest festival in town, The Bacolod Masskara Festival, capturing the heart and soul of the people joining the celebration, symbolized what the people of City of Smile do best. Hooray! #LCCBentrepreneurship.

  19. Leah M. Francisco

    We are very lucky to have a delicious delicacy, festive event and a wide rage of innovative craft, it is such an amazing talent, a big warm of applause to the Negrense. #LCCBentrepreneurship.

  20. Glaiza Mae Acuña

    The Negrense custom and tradition is very unique! As a Negrense, it’s very nice to read the content of this article since it showcases the uniqueness of our culture here in Negros. And I guess people in Metro Manila enjoyed in the activity center last time. #LCCBentrepreneurship

  21. Glaiza Mae P. Acuna

    The Negrense custom and tradition is really unique! As a Negrense,it’s really nice to read all of the things written in this article.I guess people in Metro Manila really enjoyed the delicacies and products offered in the activity center last time. #LCCBentrepreneurship

  22. Carina Makiling

    It is good that people in the metro can also experience the Negrense vibe. They must try Bacolod’s authentic chicken inasal and El Ideal’s guapple pie. D’ best! #LCCBentrepreneurship

  23. Carina Makiling

    It is good that people in the metro can also experience the Negrense vibe. Shoutout to the people in Manila, try Bacolod’s authentic chicken inasal and El Ideal’s guapple pie. D’ best! #LCCBentrepreneurship

  24. The Negros is always the brightest provincial fair in Metro Manila!!!Congratulations!!! This is a must visit Fair 🙂

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