The Mahaseel festival at Katara – the Cultural Village, continued to attract more visitors with more fun and entertainment activities on its second day.
The festival reflects the importance of agriculture, horticulture and gardening in the society, besides finding more outlets for local fresh produce, according to a statement.
The activities for children include trampolines and different educational workshops on fruit and vegetable production and gardening.
Floral decoration at the Mahaseel festival venue
Visitors are also attracted by the competitive prices of fresh produce from local farms offering tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, eggplant and many more new items.
Local fresh honey is also available between QR300 – QR350 in addition to lamb and fresh milk.
The festival which runs until January 5, is hosted in co-operation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and local food production companies.
After January 5, Mahaseel will continue every Thursday to Saturday until March 31, 2019 at Katara's southern area.
More activities have been added to the festival this year such as the “Home Garden” section that displays flowers and decoration plants to motivate people to plant and increase the culture of greenery.
Children engaged in an activity on the sidelines of the Mahaseel festival.
The festival opens its doors daily from 9am to 9pm this year hosting 22 local farms, flowers nursery and six other national companies for dairies and meat products all available with their fresh produce to the visitors.
The activities will also include workshops on plantation and flowers arrangement, in addition to some essential agricultural knowledge.
Restaurants and cafes offering local traditional foods are also available at the festival with a dedicated area for families.
Mahaseel serves as a good marketing platform for local farms, which offer reasonable prices for their produce.