6 Events in September 2012 That You Should Check Out

Looking for Events in September 2012? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Spring is around the corner. Most of you reading this post are probably anxious to do some outdoor activities – it has been a long winter after all.

September is the ninth month of the year. It’s hard to believe that it’s lurking around the corner. It almost feels like it was the 1st of January yesterday sometimes.

Here are 6 Events in September 2012 that you should check out:

Botriviera Spring Festival: This festival takes place on the 1st and 2nd of September 2012 in Bot River in the Western Cape. It promises to be a fabulous weekend celebrating the advent of Spring and Rose created by the Bot River winemakers. The Botriviera Spring Festival is and ideal festival for wine lovers, nature lovers and families to get together for one of the good-time events of the year. There will be a whole lot on show, as well as gastronomy, local artists and hilarious entertainment. And don’t forget about the wine and olive oil tastings and blending and live music.

Head on over to the Bot River Hotel on the Friday night and at the Shunt ’n Shed on the Saturday night for some live music. The town is only one hour from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town. It’s perfect for visiting for a day or spending the weekend on one of the participating estates.

It’s an excellent opportunity to discover and explore the area, meet the winemakers and enjoy their awesome pink wines. Accommodation for the weekend is provided by participating estates and guest farms, so booking is essential. For more info phone Melissa Nelsen on 083 3026562.

Swartland Show: This show takes place from 5 to 8 September 2012 at Moreesburg in the Western Cape. The Swartland Show has won numerous awards over the years and is the biggest agricultural show in the Western Cape.

This show promises to be an educating and fun filled event and an ideal event for the whole family. There will be no less than 14 livestock championships hosted. There will championships for horses, sheep and cattle – and also numerous horse drawn carriage parades. Children will also have the opportunity to explore agricultural implements and join in the Cattle Expo  where they will be able to touch and learn more about farm animals.

Visitors to the Swartland show will be able to enjoy homemade meals like potjiekos, pancakes and braaivleis while strolling through the crafters market, agricultural machinery and livestock exhibitions. And the best of it all is that it’s only 100km from the Mother City. For more information phone Ian Koch on (022) 4332461.

Wheels at the Vaal Expo: This event is held at North West University Campus in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng on the 1st and 2nd of September 2012.  The Wheels at the Vaal Expo is expected to attract 35 000 people this year. It’s also referred to the Vintage and Steam Festival. The event has been running for more than 10 years and is certainly not going to disappoint this year.

The Wheels at the Vaal Expo is held on the banks of the Vaal River and will display a range of vehicles from vintage, historical and classic to modern cars, tractors, trucks, motorbikes and more. A well planned 4×4 track for enthusiasts is also planned for this year’s event.

Visitors will not only see cars but will also get a change to see a variety of other activites (such as sheep sheering, bread baking, mampoer distilling and more). There will be a lot for kids to do during the day as well. For more information phone (016) 932 2495 or Siggi Duvel on 082 4925214.

Hobby-X: This event takes place at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Gauteng from 6 to 9 September 2012. Yes folks, SA’s favorite Craft and Hobby exhibition is back and it’s coming to Midrand! It doesn’t matter if you’re a regular visitor to Hobby-X or if it’s t he first time you visit it, you’ll see why all this fun just once a year is not enough!

Hobby-X will feature a great line-up of exhibitors and activities. Visitors will be able to browse, shop or linger at demonstrations at their leisure, experiencing all the latest creative craft supplies and innovations. There will be more than 100 exhibition stands to explore.

You’ll be able to find beads and gems, books, magazines, gardening, wax and glass art, doll making, power tools, woodworking, cooking and baking, puzzles, mosaics, scrapbooking, needlecrafts, bear making, metal clays, easels, paints, canvasses, model cars, planes and trains and more at Hobby-X this year.

There will eye-catching displays, spellbinding demonstrations, hands-on workshops, informative talks and fun zones to keep visitors to Hobby-X entertained this year. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a cup of coffee with a delectable slice of cake when they want to take a break from the awesomeness. Show times are from 10 AM to 6 PM on Thursday and Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and 9 AM to 5 PM on Sunday. Tickets to Hobby-X cost only R50 for adults and R20 for children aged 6 – 12 years. For more info phone 0861 462299.

Absa Kollig Festival: This event takes place in Durban on from 6 – 9 September 2012. The ABSA Kollig is loaded with family entertainment and  will be packed with lots of activity. There will be drama, music shows, arts and craft stalls, food stalls, comedy, poetry and more.

The famous Hap & Tap tent will have cold beer, live performances by local artists and cuisine of exceptional quality. And don’t forget about the Absa Pinotage – wine tasting is always a winner.

The Absa Kollig Festival is definitely one of the most exciting events in Kwazulu Natal. Don’t miss out on this annual event – it promises to inspire romance, laughter and friendship! For more information phone Roberto on 082 7836024. Tickets are available through Computicket.

Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge: This challenge takes place in the Drakensberg on the 8th of September 2012. So what is the Mount-Aux-Sources Challenge? Well, it’s a 50 km solo trail run that takes place in the heart of the Drakensberg.

The Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge has been running for the last 16 years in partnership with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. It’s a cross country run from the Royal Natal National Park entrance to the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg World Heritage site to the top of the Sentinel and back again.

This event has a limited field of 250 runners and has been voted the best running race of the year for 2006 and 2007. There is bound to be a waiting list, so make sure you book early. For more information phone 033 3431917.

There you go, a list of 6 events in September that you should check out.  Remember that there are a Wet Nose Homeless Animal Day coming up this Saturday, September the first. Have a look at the blog post over here. Feel free to drop us a comment on this post and let us know which one is your favorite, we’d like to hear from you.

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Henno Kruger

Digital Marketing Campaign Coordinator at Junk Mail Publishing.

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