STALLS have been erected and amusement rides put together as workmen complete final touches in preparation for the start of the Vodafone Farmers Carnival tomorrow.
Organiser Udit Narayan said his team had organised a week of fun-filled activities and called on Sugar City residents to come out and enjoy the festivities.
"It's all in the name of educating the underprivileged children of Lautoka. This is the twelfth year that we are hosting this event and so far we've raised $280,000 for our education program. We believe that by assisting poor children receive a good education - they will have a better chance of breaking the cycle of poverty by being exposed to better employment opportunities," he said.
The Vodafone Farmers Carnival begins tomorrow with a float procession at 1.30pm from Shirley Park to Carnival Park.
"In the evening we will have the first round of the Little Masters competition where 24 students from schools all over Lautoka will dance and sing their way in the hope of winning cash prizes, trophies and free education scholarships.
"Winner receives $400 cash, a trophy and two years worth of free education, however, all participants will walk away with prizes," said Mr Narayan.
Six contestants will be vying for the Vodafone Farmers Carnival crown, like Kartika Goundar - a 22-year-old sales assistant that is currently employed at Tappoos in Nadi.