BonPen Festival 2011
Discover the beauty of the 3rd District of Quezon Province in a unique tourism festival on October 28-29, 2011. The two-day festival is designed to promote the people’s awareness on the current environmental concerns and inspire activism in protecting our planet while featuring the beautiful sites of the district’s twelve towns and promoting tourism in the area.
Events and Activities
October 28, Friday
The Green Mile Tree Planting - the quest for the longest simultaneous road-side tree planting covering the twelve towns of the district. Tree seedlings will be planted along the more than 265 km highway. Confirmed guest is Hon. Jejomar C. Binay, Vice-President of the Philippines and the officials of Quezon Province. (Early Morning, Simultaneous Tree Planting in all the towns of the District).
Konsiyerto para sa Kalikasan and Beerfest - a fund-raising concert featuring Kalayo Band (formerly Pinikpikan) and other professional bands coming together for the cause of the environment. (6:00 PM, DBES Open Grounds, Pitogo)
AgriTrade Fair- an agricultural trade fair catering to tourists and locals interested in buying local produce and products. (Days 1 & 2, Pitogo, Quezon)
October 29, Saturday
Takbong BonPen Para sa Kalikasan (BonPen Run for the Environment) - a fun run with 21km, 10km, 5km and 3km distances ending in the town of Pitogo. Expected number of participants is 3000-5000. (5:00 AM, Pitogo Highway)
Kulinarya BonPen 2011- cooking competition open to professional and apprentice chefs featuring produce from the 12 towns of the district. (11:00 AM RESMA, Unisan, Quezon)
Mr. and Ms. BonPen 2011- a pageant participated by the most beautiful young men and women of the district. Winners of the pageant will be the official BonPen environmental ambassadors. (6:00 PM Quezelco-I Compound, Pitogo)
Awarding of the Cleanest and Greenest Municipality - awarding of the winners for the cleanest and greenest municipality in the district which will be done during the pageant program. (6:00 PM Quezelco-I Compound, Pitogo)