Fajina Archaeology Outreach is committed to engaging with local communities dependent upon and personally invested in the archaeological sites that we investigate. One of the most fun ways that we do this is through the Succotz Archaeology and Cultural Fairs! We organize summertime fairs free to all folks in Succotz, and across Cayo district in Belize, interested in archaeology and cultural heritage. Fairs include:
- Educational and engaging activities for kids
- Educational activities and lectures for adults
- Archaeologically-relevant performances
- Musical performances
- Give-aways and prizes
We initiated the Succotz Archaeology and Cultural Fairs in 2015. The 2nd Annual Fair expanded greatly and we hosted over 300 visitors! The 2nd Annual Fair also hosted the first performance of the Yo Creek Maya Ballplayers in Cayo District! The 3rd Annual Fair of 2017 welcomed nearly 400 visitors with brand-new activities focused on food and subsistence. Join us in Succotz in July 2018 for the 4th Annual Fair!
Many thanks to all Succotz and Belizean partners, volunteers, Mopan Valley Preclassic Project/Mopan Valley Archaeology Project staff, and to Bernadette Cap and Kit Nelson for their photographic prowess!