To get a feel of what it’s like to be a South African, make sure there’s a beer in hand, and a braai close by this Heritage Day. A foolproof way to ensure you’re celebrating in true South African fashion is to get yourself to the Sedgefield Lions Heritage Craft Beer and Braai Festival 2016 on Saturday the 24th of September.
This beloved festival takes some of the best things about being South African, and brings them all together at the Sedgefield Village Green. Hosted by the Sedgefield Lions Club, this event harnesses the enthusiasm of travellers and the passion of the local community to deliver a day filled with such zest that it won’t easily be forgotten.
The Craft Beer and Braai Festival starts at 10am and closes its doors at 10pm, and showcases premium craft beer, delicious South African cuisine, and wines from Route 62 as well as Plettenberg Bay. An array of arts and crafts will be on display, and for sale, so you can even get a head start on some Christmas shopping.
The main events of the day are, without a doubt, the Braai and Potjiekos Competitions. Avid braaiers and potjie-master will go head-to-head to prove their spice combinations and fire-side techniques outdo the rest.
The esteemed judges for this event are Jonno Proudfoot, chef and co-author of The Real Meal Revolution with Prof Tim Noakes, Denise Lindley, Vice-President of the Francois Ferreira Academy and Director of Ginja food magazine, as well as Gary Atkinson who is a renowned restauranteer.
The winner will be the proud new owner of a stainless steel gas braai with rotisserie- valued at R15 000. There are lots of other exciting prizes up for grabs, so if you consider yourself a potjie or braai master, get your entry form in and show off your skills. For more information or competition entry forms contact Jurgens van der Walt by calling 0825598267 or emailing Jurgens.email@example.com.
Watching the action might make you crave the taste of South Africa’s finest food straight off the grill. If that’s the case, head over to the restaurant set up in the Lions Clubhouse, and grab a braai dinner or lunch made by the Lions themselves.
Not only is the festival an opportunity to let your hair down, but all the proceeds raised from the 2016 Craft Beer and Braai Festival will be donated to local charities, so your fun all goes towards a great cause.
Knysna is a scenic 20 minute drive from Sedgefield, and Turbine Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to rest your head after a festive day on the Garden Route. To secure for spot for a memorable Heritage Day weekend on the Garden Route, call +27 (0)44 302 5746, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website.
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