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Katawud Village, Ginger House, Portland

Maroon Jerk Fest 2025

The Maroon Jerk Fest is a community food, culture, and nature festival being staged at Katawud Village in Ginger House, a Maroon community perched in the Upper Rio Grande Valley area of the Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site in Portland parish, Jamaica.

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Maroon Jerk Fest 2025
Maroon Jerk Fest 2025

Time & Location

Aug 10, 2025, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM EST

Katawud Village, Ginger House, Portland, Ginger House, Rio Grande Vally, Portland Parish, Jamaica

About the event

The Maroon Jerk Fest is a community food, culture, and nature festival being staged on Sunday, August 10, 2025 at Katawud Village in Ginger House, a Maroon community perched in the Upper Rio Grande Valley area of the Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site in Portland parish. The festival venue is located 12 miles (around 35 minutes) from Port Antonio. The Maroon Jerk Fest will feature:

• Authentic Maroon Jerk Fusion Cuisine, Natural Juices, and Bar

• Farmers Market

• Cultural Entertainment (Maroon, Kumina, Mento, Reggae, and Dancehall Music)

• Arts & Crafts Vendors

• River Beach

• Kidz Play Zone

• Games

• Camping/glamping

• Guest house and private accommodations in the community

• Maroon community and nature tours

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