A Coir Fest, part of the government's observance of this year as the ‘Coir Year' and aimed at popularising the latest coir products, will be organised at the SDV School grounds here from June 19 to 23.

The festival is a prelude to the International Coir Fest that will be held here in November.

The event, which will showcase traditional coir products along with handloom, khadi, bamboo, cashew and clay products, will be inaugurated by actor Mammootty at 5 p.m. on June 19.

P.P. Chitharanjan, municipal chairman, and G. Venugopal, State Coir Corporation Chairman, said a medical pavilion would be set up by students of the Kochi Cooperative Medical College.

Entry to the festival would be free.