Cherry Festival

Annual Festivals / Food & Wine in or near Ficksburg, Thabo Mofutsanyana in Free State, South Africa.

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Where? Ficksburg

When? 17-19 November 2016

Overnight? See Ficksburg accommodation, in Free State

Ficksburg is known throughout the country as the Cherry Town, and the two have become synonymous with each other. The Ficksburg Cherry Festival takes place during the third week in November. This is the oldest crop festival in South Africa.

Every year, festival activities include cherry tours, a golf classic, a half marathon, cherry product competitions, veteran vehicle displays, equestrian events and beer fests. New exhibitions on the list include a food and wine fiesta. A 'ready, steady, bake' competition is always a firm favourite to watch as is the making of cherry mampoer (a South African moonshine).

Well-known South African artists provide live entertainment and the festival itself is usually hosted by a national celebrity. Highlights of recent festivals included appearances by the Soweto String Quartet and the Lipizzaner horses from Johannesburg.

Additional Reading
For a first hand review of the Cherry Festival see: Itís the Ficksburg Festival, my cherry!

Please Note

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