The 2013 Strawberry Festival will take place on the 21st and 22nd of September on the Redberry Farm near George. This festival is one of the most anticipated events on the Western Cape calendar. Last year close to 5,000 people from all over the Southern Cape made their way this festival and it was a fun-filled affair.
This festival (which kicks off the strawberry season for the George area) has been established as fun outdoor event for the whole family. Visitors can expect a wide range of stalls selling good food, local wines, fresh vegetables, herbs and crafts. Besides this there will also be a beer tent, dance performances, live music, miniature steam trains, bumper boats, 4 km and 8 km trail runs, strawberry picking and strawberry eating competitions and a large kids area featuring zorb balls, a mechanical bull, giant slides and jumping castles.
And let’s not forget about the scarecrow competition at the Strawberry festival. This event has become quite a tradition over the years. Entries will be on display during the festival and local schools will be competing in this contest for R5,000 in prizes for their school. The festival will run from 9 AM to 5 PM on the Saturday and from 10 AM to 4 PM on the Sunday.
A large portion of the proceeds from the 2013 Strawberry Festival will be distributed between a local charity and the Outeniqua Tourism Association (OTA). The OTA will use the proceeds to fund an ongoing marketing campaign for the Outeniqua Hop Route. Their aim is to encourage more people to visit the Southern Cape region. In 2012 the sponsored charity was the Options Care Centre in George. This local organisation assists those facing unplanned pregnancies and HIV/AIDS crises. For more information about the 2013 Strawberry Festival contact the Redberry Farm telephonically on 044 8707123.
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