THE closure of the road opens a gateway to experience the Cordillera culture and cuisine.

With the closure of Session Road, residents and tourists alike are sure to enjoy their time walking the entire stretch of the road while window shopping or food tripping.

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Baguio Flower Festival executive committee chairman Anthony de Leon said the different stalls are selling food, art and other merchandise.

This year’s Session Road in Bloom is themed “A culinary journey and window to the flowers of the Cordillera.”

Reacting on the issue of too many food stalls during the event, de Leon said food stalls are important to complement for the influx of people in the road.

“The idea of removing food stalls is quite ludicrous,” de Leon said.

De Leon said the Session Road in Bloom is not all about money making as the committee has provided stalls for socio civic organizations without any payment.

He added some stalls were rented out at discounted rates.

“We have given free stalls to 12 or 15 organizations,” de Leon said.

The weeklong event opens with a performance from the University of Santo Tomas Symphony Orchestra.

Other activities for the week are fashionista fashion show, bloom to be a singing star, Baguio’s got talent finals, acoustic nights, mural competitions, cultural presentations and concerts.