SCDF opens registration for booths early for Carnival 50

Carnival Village

PHILIPSBURG–St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has opened registration for potential booth-holders much earlier than it normally does on an annual basis.

SCDF 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, SCDF will expedite several organisational aspects 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 finalise in short time. The allotment of booths is one such aspect. 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,” SCDF explained.

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

Source: The Daily Herald