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Explore our Free State Events and Festivals Calendar to see which popular festivals or events are taking place during your planned visit to Free State. From sporting events to food and wine fairs, Free State is host to a multitude of festivals that take place all year round. Make your holiday in Free State a trip to remember by attending a local event or festival.

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Event and festival details can change. All event information is published in good faith as supplied by the organisers. Please check with the organisers that the event is happening before making your travel arrangements.

Clarens Craft Beer Festival

Where? Clarens
When? 23-24 February 2018

Pouring more than 50 different craft beers and ciders from across South Africa this event is a true celebration of craft beer. Surrounded by the ...

Vintage Tractor Fair

Where? Clocolan
When? 02-03 March 2018

Every year since 1989 a Vintage Tractor and Engine Fair has been held in the village of Clocolan, in the scenic Eastern Free State Highlands. Tractors are sent ...

Free State Wine Show

Where? Bloemfontein
When? 02-03 August 2018

The FNB Free State Wine Show takes place at Emoya Hotel & Spa on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 August 2017, from 17h00 to 21h00 each night. Bloemfontein wine lovers ...

Free State Fashion Week

Where? Bloemfontein
When? 20-22 September 2018

The Free State Fashion Week is an annual prestigious Fashion, Lifestyle, Arts and Culture event held in Bloemfontein. FSFW provides a platform for designers ...

South African Distillery Fair

Where? Clarens
When? 28 September to 01 October 2018

Due to a logistical issue, this event has been postponed to 2018. Dates for 2018 still to be confirmed. We apologise for any inconvenience. The Town Square ...

Bed and Bush Event

Where? Drakensberg
When? 05-14 October 2018

Challenge your mountain biking skills in the Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush event, which is due to be held in October 2018. This event has cyclists tackling a route ...

Macufe Festival

Where? Bloemfontein
When? 05-07 October 2018

Macufe, the 10-day Mangaung African Cultural Festival, showcases the cream of African and international talent. The Makufe Festival features jazz, gospel, ...

Bloemfontein Rose Festival

Where? Bloemfontein
When? 19-21 October 2018

The Bloemfontein Rose Festival had its inception in 1976, when a couple of council members decided that such a festival was appropriate, as Bloemfontein was ...

Vredefort Dome Festival

Where? Parys
When? 02-04 November 2018

Dates for 2018 to be confirmed >> The Dome Adventure Festival will again be hosted in Parys. All proceeds from the Dome Adventure Festival go towards the Parys ...

Cherry Festival

Where? Ficksburg
When? 15-17 November 2018

Dates for 2018 to be confirmed >> Ficksburg is known throughout the country as the Cherry Town, and the two have become synonymous with each other. The ...

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