Tourism Festival is an activity for the public
relations of Trang tourism at the beginning of the tourism
season. The event is held in the third week of January.
Underwedding Ceremony Activities in this unusual
event include a welcoming ceremony for the brides and
grooms (Thais and foreigners) at the Trang Airport,
a bridal procession around town, and a dowry procession
by long-tail boat to Ko Kradan. A wedding ceremony is
performed on the beach by means of pouring blessed water
from a conch shell onto the bridal palms and followed
by underwater marriage registration at a depth of over
12 m. The event is held on 13-15 February.
Food Festival is held to promote dishes of Trang
province renowned as the city of food lovers. There
are a myriad of food stalls of Trang restaurants offering
dishes at discounted prices. Various kinds of food including
Chinese, Thai and local meals, as well as seafood are
available. Additional activities are an eating championship
and diverse forms of entertainment. The fair is scheduled
for 30 March – 3 April of every year at the Somdech
Phra Srinagarindra Park 95 (Khao Pae Choi).
Cake Festival derives from the fact that Trang
people are well known for making delicious cakes. This
is particularly true for the villagers of Ban Lam Phu
Ra where making cakes dates back generations. The cakes
of Trang have no frosting and have several flavours
like orange, coffee, three-flavoured, etc. The festival
is scheduled for every August.
Roast Pork Festival is a tourism promotion activity
of Trang, held every September. The festival features
Trang roast pork is of a special recipe. The pork skin
is crispy, the meat is tender and it is delicious due
to a process by which the pig is fermented with herbs
then roasted whole on a specially made grill. Trang’s
roast pork is sold daily and eaten with morning coffee
or can be a banquet dish.
Festival is a tradition long observed by the Chinese
people of Tambon Thung Yao, Amphoe Palian, to commemorate
the fight for the nation against the Mongols. A ceremony
is held in late September or early October on the full
moon day in the eighth month under the Chinese calendar.
Festival is a traditional festival of the Chinese
in Trang, held around October every year on a full-moon
night. Thais of Chinese heritage would become a vegetarian
(no consumption of meat and certain kinds of vegetables)
and dress in white for 9 days and nights. This is to
bring good fortune and make merit. Throughout the 9
days and nights, the spirit in the “medium” would go
out and give blessing (some call it out touring) to
households where there are offerings set out in front.
The procession bearing the medium must light thousands
of firecrackers, creating a deafening din. The medium
would also perform supernatural feats to show that the
spirit is in him.
Buddha Image Procession and Trang Cultural Festival
is aimed to preserve, revive, and pass down ancient
customs and traditions which are local uniqueness. It
is held during the first and third days of the waning
moon in the eleventh lunar month (at the end of the
Buddhist Lent). Activities include a contest of Buddha
image boat floats, local sports competitions, Southern-style
folk arts and cultural performances, concerts, entertainment,
sales of Trang OTOP products, and merit-making for the
Buddha image processions.
Drive Vehicle Competition (The Nature Adventure
of Southern Thailand – NAS Challenge) is an off-road
circuit for members of off-road racing clubs in Thailand
and from foreign countries, such as Malaysia, Singapore,
Indonesia, etc., with more than 100 cars participating.
It is scheduled for November of every year. The circuits
in use are in Trang town and other districts of Trang.
Taphao Shell Festival is aimed at promoting
the conservation of nature and the environment. The
festival is held at Pak Meng Beach every November. There
is a contest to gather Taphao shells.
Fishing Competition at the Trang Sea is organised
around December of every year in the waters of Trang
and Krabi provinces. More than ten categories of fishing
are arranged for the game.
Cross Fair are an annual magnificent event of Trang,
which has been continued since the reign of King Rama
VII. It is scheduled for 5-15 December of every year
at the Thung Chaeng Stadium in Amphoe Mueang Trang.
Activities include exhibitions of agencies in the public
and private sectors, sales of food and products, concerts,
entertainment, naval Red Cross activities, etc.