Last October 1, 2018, the Municipality of Pilar launched its fiesta activities, beginning with the Agri Fair and Exhibit 2018. This year, the different booths and displays are in line with the theme, "Kultura't Kasaysayan bungay kabuhayan, Ala'y kay Nuestra Senora Del Pilar". Featuring not only their products, each booth was able to display their creativity in incorporating this year's theme, showcasing old items such as old irons, old sewing machines, and also food that are no longer eaten nowadays. One of the booths featured a 103 yr. old woman who was able to live through time.
The even began with a holy mass to bless our two weeks long fiesta celebration. This was followed by the ribbon cutting ceremony which officially opens the exhibit. Mayor Alice Pizarro together with Vice Mayor Mar Caguimbal and the Sangguniang Bayan members, roamed around the booths and experienced each of the boths products and delicacies. Aside from food products, the MSME Vision Aligned Circle featured souvenir items that were made of recycled materials.
The program began with a performance from our Muncipal Choir, with Ms. Daisy Catalan as the conductor. They sang "Umiiwas sa Pag-ibig" and "". After, their performance, Ms. Melissa De Leon acknowledged the participants and led the Panatang Makapalay. This was followed by a welcoming message from Ms. Julie Anne Dizon, OIC-Municipal Agriculturist. After her message Hon. Victor Pizarro spoke and updated everyone with the latest ordinances for the agriculture sector as he is the Committee Chairperson and Agriculture of the Sangguniang Bayan. Vice Mayor Mar Caguimbal followed and thanked everyone for their efforts and wonderful products. And last but definitely not the least, Mayor Alice Pizarro thanked each and everyone's participation, from the Municipal Choir to the different associations. Emphasizing that all efforts are aimed towards the attainment of our vision, Pilar is the Historical-Cultural Tourism Center by 2020.
The afternoon program was the awarding of the winners for the Best Booth Presentation and Souvenir Item Making Contest.