The fest is a celebration of the town’s primary agricultural product, rice. About 42,000 hectares are planted with the crops. Banayan is considered the rice granary of and the gateway to the province of Davao Oriental.
The municipality is known for a variety of rice called Banaybanay Rice.
The event features cultural presentations of indigenous people. Other activities include a beauty pageant (Search for Hiyas ng Banayan), street dancing, etc.
How to reach Banayan, Davao Oriental
The nearest airport is the Davao International Airport.
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- Special Dates and Events. Provincial Government of Davao Oriental. Retrieved October 19, 2023
- Golden rice harvest in Banaybanay town despite Coronavirus-Mayor Lopez. Newsline Philippines. June 11, 2020. Retrieved October 1, 2023