Kenkey Fest 2024: Celebrating a favorite dish


Kenkey holds a special place in Ghanaian cuisine, cherished by individuals across the Central, Greater Accra, and Northern regions.

This delectable dish is crafted from fermented corn dough and is commonly served alongside an array of proteins such as fish, fried eggs, pork, shrimp, and octopus.

Various types of kenkey include Fante kenkey from the Central Region, Ga Kenkey from Accra, and Millet Kenkey from Tamale. Intriguingly, kenkey has journeyed to Ghanaian communities in Europe and the Americas, resonating with individuals worldwide.

Since 2016, The Kenkey Festival has been hosting an annual gathering to unite kenkey enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds.

The International Kenkey Festival, or Kenkey Fest, is a vibrant one-day culinary celebration that exhibits the richness and inventiveness of kenkey dishes, prepared by local chefs and vendors.

Over the past six installments, Kenkey Fest has taken place in Jamestown, a hub of this beloved local delicacy. This year, the event will be held at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park in Accra.

The 7th edition of the Kenkey Festival is set to take place on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park in Accra. The decision to change the venue was influenced by several factors.

In addition to the delightful array of kenkey offerings, Kenkey Fest features live music, cultural performances, games, contests, and giveaways. This family-friendly occasion draws a diverse crowd of thousands, including both locals and visitors, who gather to savor the authentic flavors of kenkey and revel in the festive atmosphere.

Furthermore, the festival has a charitable aspect, with a portion of the gate proceeds being directed towards the One Heart 4 Dialysis campaign.

This initiative provides financial support to renal patients in Ghana who require dialysis treatment.

Despite its celebration of tradition, the Kenkey Festival encounters its fair share of challenges. The primary obstacle has been the lack of sponsorship and corporate backing. The organizers of Kenkey Fest are reaching out for collaboration and partnerships with individuals, groups, and organizations that share their enthusiasm and vision for promoting kenkey. They are seeking sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and media partners to come together and ensure the success of Kenkey Fest 2024.

Do not miss this chance to be part of Ghana’s premier kenkey celebration. Save the date and prepare for a tantalizing and unforgettable experience at Kenkey Fest 2024!

To register or learn more about Kenkey Fest 2024, please visit the event website at or dial *713*33*12# for ticket purchases.

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