This is a festival to showcase what Gansbaai has to offer. The motto has always been Local is Lekker and the emphasis is on local and the whole Gansbaai community is encouraged to take part and local charity organizations benefit greatly from this festival.
One of the highlights of the Festival (and one of the reasons why the Festival is held in the winter) is the Winter Fynbos Show. This showcase of the winter fynbos is the only one in the area and the show is truly awesome.
The festival starts on Friday the 29 June -Fynbos show, stall, tea garden, beertent, local artists. Friday evening kicks off with a fashion show and a performance by Freddie Nest.
Saturday the 30th is the main Festival show and apart from the stalls, beertent, tea garden and childrens entertainment also has –
A Mountain Bike Fun ride – in the Fynbos. Various routes to suit all riders.
A two-ball American Scramble golf tournament
A 4x4 Obstacle challenge
A special Festival Hike
A four-leg fishing competition
The activities on the sports field include a sheep dog demonstration, soap-box (go-cart) race, plenty of live entertainment, Local artists will be performing during the day.
The highlight of the Evenings entertainment will beJennifer Zumudio, Hugo Nieuwoudt and Jomari Greyling
Sunday – interdenominational Church service and Pet show apart from all the stalls and childrens entertainment
A small entrance fee is charged – R30 for adults and R20 for Pensioners and R10 for scholars. (Weekend tickets can for purchased for R50 for adults, R30 for pensioners and R15 for scholars)
There is also a special “Feather ticket @R100. The holder of this ticket is entitled to entry into the festival on both days as well as a host of special discounts at the various businesses in town to the value of R300. These tickets are valid from 4 June to 31 July.
(For more info – Gansbaai Tourism Bureau – 028 3841439 / Glenda Kitley 072 2915564