Goa Food and Cultural Festival gets underway


Panjim, Jan 10: The Goa Food and Cultural Festival  got  underway in the capital city on friday amidst  much fanfare and festivities  with  tourists and  food fans  thronging D. B Bandodkar  Ground in large numbers.

The five  day Food and  Cultural festival 2018 was inaugurated at the hands of Hon’ble Minister for Tourism, Mr. Manohar Ajgaonkar, the Hon’ble Chairman  of GTDC, Mr. Nilesh Cabral, Mr. Surendra Furtado, Mayor CCP, Mr. Menino D’souza, Director Tourism, Govt. of Goa, Mr. Nikhil Desai, MD,GTDC and other officials.

The Food festival which began on the eve of  Carnaval 2018 celebrations  is expected to draw lakhs of visitors and  foodies from  all over.

This annual  food and  cultural extravaganza  has earned the distinction of  bringing together professionals from the tourism & hospitality industry; hoteliers, restaurateurs, beverage brands and lifestyle outlets to showcase their premium offerings. The festival also includes an  interesting line-up of  entertainment.

Some of the festival highlights include food & lifestyle stalls, performances by popular national bands including Agnee, Lagori, Ravi Chary with Gino Banks & Troupe, live music by top Goan Bands – Crimson Tide and Rahul with Raagas 2 Riches, international dance performances, fashion show by Anusha Shaikh, sand sculpture workshop, Chef de Goa Cooking Contest, and much more.

This year, the festival  has an exciting Chef de Goa competition which is an excellent platform for those with culinary skills and  creativity to showcase it all. The competition will demonstrate the rich cuisine and various delicacies of Goa. The contestants will have to participate in a series of rounds to win the coveted title and the finals will take place on 13th February at the festival venue.

The Food & Cultural festival is open to all and will commence at 6.00 p.m. every evening.

The Goa Carnaval Food & Cultural Festival 2018 Itinerary:


Saturday, 10th February
6.30 pm – 7.30 pm Duet Performance
7.45 pm – 8.15 pm Performance by ‘Kanan Brothers’
8.30 pm onwards Live Band – ‘Agnee’


Sunday, 11th February
6.30 pm – 7.30 pm Duet Performance
7.30 pm – 8.30 pm Live Band – ‘Moksha’
8.30 pm onwards Live Band – ‘Lagori’


Monday, 12th February
6.30 pm – 7.30 pm Live Performance by ‘Black Trio’
7.30 pm – 8.30 pm Fashion Show by ‘Anusha Shaikh’ & Dance Performances
8.30 pm onwards Live Music


Tuesday, 13th February
6.30 pm – 7.45 pm Live Band – ‘Crimson Tide’
7.45 pm – 8.30 pm Dance Performances & Dj
8.30 pm onwards Live Band – ‘ROL’




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