The 8th Organic Coffee Festival 2011

The 8th Organic Coffee Festival / El 8vo Festival del Café Orgánico in Polo, Barahona

This is a celebration of the harvest, which takes place in the community of Polo, Barahona, The first festival was in 2004 and has become a yearly tradition.

This years event will coincide with the World Environment Day on June 5th. The festival will be held from Friday 3, to Sunday June 5 from 9:00 am to 12.midnight

This years festival will have music, painters, dancers, theater, artists, folk and popular music groups from around the country. There will be over 300 local, national and international artists. There will be creative workshops, sports events, a regional cycling tour, para-gliding, nature trails and a fair where there will be products and services for sale. Present will be both National and International organizations that support social and environmental programs.

The festival is organized by the Polo Permanent Committee for Culture (CPCP), the coffee-growing cooperatives and women’s groups, with the support of Ideac, the Fundacion Cultural Cofradia, and the Red Dominicana de Culturales Locales plus over 30 regional and national organizations.

For a map with directions visit

For more information about the Barahona area and some hotels in the area with telephone numbers go to Dominican Road Trip – Barahona