The Conch Cracking Festival has made a return after a three year hiatus due to Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival was held in McClean’s Town, Grand Bahama on National Heroes Day. Residents and visitors flocked to the festival, which is celebrating its 50th year.

Vendors at the event were happy with the business it provided for the community. Hetline Nelson of Maddy’s Kids Corner said, “the festival is a resurgence of capital into the community.”

President of Conch Cracking, Geno Thomas said, “most of the vendors are here from the settlement and it really helping them a lot because it wasn’t no job and stuff for the people to really rejuvenate themself. So its really a plus.

Also on hand at the festivities was Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson who said of the event, “its tremendous. We see the grounds are beautiful. We see tourists are out here. We see residents are here, people from Freeport, all across The Bahamas are here to celebrate fifty years and that really means something.”