THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A national livestock show and food festival will be held at the Kanakakkunnu Palace here from July 23 to 27.
Minister for Food and Civil Supplies C. Divakaran said here on Friday that the programme would feature exhibitions of cattle from different States, pet birds and ornamental fishes; cultural pageantry; gaja (elephant) mela and calf rally; and seminars; besides the festival of culinary delights, including local dishes.
There would be dance and music programme by well-known artists every day.
Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan would inaugurate the festival at a function, to be attended by Union and State ministers, including ministers from other States.