SCDF opens registration for booths early for Carnival 50.


PHILIPSBURG:— The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has opened registration for potential booth holders much earlier than it normally does on an annual basis. The foundation announced on Wednesday that registration will open on Friday, May 25, with a continued focus of identifying unique culinary experiences in Carnival Village.

As Carnival 2019 will be the 50th anniversary of St. Maarten’s Carnival, the foundation will expedite several organizational aspects of Carnival in anticipation of a much busier Carnival season. Registration for booths normally open on September 1. “However, we want to get a jump on certain aspects of Carnival that we can finalize in short time. The allotment of booths is one such aspect,” the foundation explained.


“Every year there are so many people who want the opportunity to operate a booth in Carnival Village. They present various ideas as well. We are opening registration from early to review registrants and their ideas for a booth,” the SCDF explained.

Interested person can register online at: and click on the registration tab. Registration will close on July 31.

Source: St. Martin News Network