Spring is around the corner and it most certainly looks like September is not going to be a dull month, especially if you live in the Western Cape. I’m pretty sure that three months of dull, boring, cold and wet Winter weather has left residents of this province itching to get out and about, so today I’m featuring 3 Western Cape events to look forward to in September 2013.
Franschhoek Uncorked: This event takes place in the Franschhoek Wine Valley and held on the 7th and 8th of September 2013. There are many aspects to Franshhoek Uncorked and the celebration takes place on various farms in the Franschhoek valley. Farms range from those that feature some of South Africa’s top wineries to smaller farms. They all have one thing in common: they are all very eager to showcase their new vintages and releases. Some of the wines include are Italian (Terra del Capo at Anthonij Rupert Wines), Spanish (Lynx Wines) and Latin (Noble Hill).
All the wineries who are on board for Franschhoek Uncorked are offering wines for tasting and are ready to host a wide range of delightful events. There’s also a lot more than just that: expect cellar and vineyard tours, barrel-tastings, delicious food and wine pairings, art exhibitions, markets for flowers, jazz and blues bands, live music extravaganzas and a whole lot more. Tickets for events related to the festival are available via Web Tickets. For more information visit the Franschhoek Uncorked website or follow the #fhuncorked hashtag on Twitter.
Tulbagh Horse & Wildflower Show: This event is held on the 17th and 18th of September 2013. This awesome Western Cape show has an un-equalled record: it’s the oldest ongoing show in South Africa. This year will be the 140th year in a row that the Tulbagh Horse & Wildflower Show is held. To get a little technical: the first show was held in 1873.
The show is agriculture orientated. The main event at the show is the horse championships and the national Friesian horse championships is definitely one of the highlights of the show. The show also offers an amazing wild flower exhibition and poultry championships. The Tulbagh Horse & Wildflower Show’s emphasis is on entertainment, so there will also be numerous performances by well known artists and various stalls for young and old. For more information, visit the Tulbagh Horse & Wildflower Show website or phone Elsa on 023 2300189.
Cavendish Square Charity Book Sale: This event is held from the 26th of September to the 29th of September 2013 at Cavendish Square (one of the most popular shopping malls in Cape Town). It’s the 15th annual edition of this book sale and this year +/- 30 NGO (Non Governmental Organizations) will be selling books to the public. If you’re a book lover and the Cavendish Square Charity Book Sale is not marked on your calendar, there might be something wrong with you.
The event has grown from strength to strength over the years. For many of the charities this is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year. Many of them spend the entire year collecting books from all over the Western Cape to sell at Cavendish Square. The NGO’s represent a wide range of causes: from orphans to vulnerable children to animal welfare, rape counselling and kidney disease. Funds raised by the book sale fund the individual NGO’s. The bottom line is: make sure that you buy some books at the Cavendish Square Charity Book Sale – it’s for various good causes. For more information phone 021 6575620 or visit the Cavendish Square website.
There you have it 3 Western Cape events to look forward to in September 2013! Spread the word about these awesome events! Share this article with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Remember: Sharing is Caring.
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