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2014 SOUTH AFRICA 2014
Festivals, Exhibitions, Fairs, Expos
(See also: 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010)

March 15-16, 2014  Wellington Wine Harvest Festival
Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa
Welcome to the Wellington Wine Harvest Festival - an initiative of the Mutual & Federal Agri Wellington Wine Route. In keeping with the quest to bring the world to Wellington and the fact that mere mortals like yourselves can only manage 3 separate visits to 3 different destinations on one day, we have created the 3-themed festival: New Fashioned Boere Bazaar at Diemersfontein which will portray all things authentically South African with suikerkaskenades, boerekos and the Kaapse Boeremusiek Gilde. Top Chilling at Bosman Family Vineyards will be a laid-back long lunch with relaxing vibes in a family orientated and kids-friendly atmosphere. Wilder as die Wildtuin at Welbedacht will embrace all animals – in or out the bottle, mechanical or live - all to the rocking rhythm of a big name band which will bring out the animal in you.  But come for the weekend because the next day, 16 March, is declared annual Wine crawl Sunday when you can leisurely visit the wine farms and make use of their special wine deals and discounts.

 

March 15-30, 2014  Garden Worlds Autumn Harvest Faire
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
This unique event will also feature three weekends of exciting reader days with top gardening magazines & celebrities including Margaret & Sandy Roberts. There will be a variety of activities for the whole family & will include amongst others gourmet foods, wines, cheese, chocolates, olives & much more.

March 21-23, 2014  HOSTEX 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa
South Africa’s International Hospitality and Catering Exhibition and the largest and longest running exhibition of its kind in Africa.

April 3-6, 2014  Taste of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Celebrating its 7th anniversary!  This stylish event will once again bring together the city's most acclaimed restaurants and carefully selected exhibitors to attract Cape Town's most dedicated and sophisticated foodies.

April 9-12, 2014  Bien Donné Agri Cape Week
Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
The Bien Donné Agri Cape Week has become a household name in the Western Cape agricultural circles and has been presented annually by the Agricultural Research Council since 1942.   In 1691, Bien Donné meaning 'good gift' was awarded to Pierre Lombard, a French Huguenot from Pontaix, Dauphine in France and in 1937 the South African Government bought the farm to be used as a venue for agricultural research.  This year's expo theme is 'Champions in Agriculture'  The expo promises to be yet another sensory extravaganza of fruit, wine, vegetables and red meat. Suppliers, service providers, producers, farm workers and the public can look forward to an unprecedented agricultural experience.

April 26-29, 2014  South African Cheese Festival
Sandringham, South Africa
The SA Cheese Festival offers a wide range of fun-filled activities for the entire family. While the adults relish the chance to soak up the laid back vibe and many opportunities to taste, eat and drink in the Cheese Emporium, Cheese Market, The Mall, Gourmet Lane or Dairy Square, kids have ample time to play in the Kiddies Corner, the Cheese Chiller or experience the magical Milk Factory.
 

 

June 13-15, 2014  Cook Franschhoek
Franschhoek, South Africa
Known as SA’s leading wine destination and gourmet capital, food and wine enthusiasts will have the opportunity to join some of the Valley’s highly acclaimed chefs and winemakers as they present hands on demonstration kitchens. With the focus on exclusivity, each demonstration will range from 8 to 30 people, and costs will differ by establishment.

June 21, 2014  Franschhoek Winter Wines 2014
Franschhoek, South Africa
Showcasing Vignerons de Franschhoek red, dessert and Cape ruby wines. Meet the winemakers at this small and intimate wine festival.

September 27-28, 2014  Franschhoek Uncorked 2014
Franschhoek, South Africa
This multi-faceted celebration takes place on satellite farms throughout the Valley, and affords award-winning wineries - as well as the smaller hidden gems - the opportunity to ‘bloom’ as they showcase new vintages and releases, coinciding with the onset of spring.

November 12-14, 2014  Whisky Live Festival
Johannesburg, South Africa
Whether you are a whisky enthusiast, newcomer to the world of the dram, or just want a day out at one of the most entertaining events of the year, Whisky Live has something to offer everyone.
 

 

2013 SOUTH AFRICA 2013
Festivals, Exhibitions, Fairs, Expos

these events waiting for new dates

March 16, 2013  Franschhoek Summer Wines 2013
Franschhoek, South Africa
Celebrate the last few days of summer in style and head off to Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards on 16 March, set in the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley, for the annual Franschhoek Summer Wines. Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading wine destinations, more than 30 of the Valley’s finest wineries will be showcasing their top summer wines at this exclusive event.

March 29-Apr 14, 2013  Feast of Herbs & Colour @ Garden World
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

May 23-26, 2013  Good Food & Wine Show
Cape Town, South Africa
'The Capetown Show' Boasting a decade of unprecedented success, the national event is now considered one of the finest on the world gourmet stage with Cape Town rolling out the red carpet for famed foodies at the Chefs in Action Theatre. The Cape Town show will also host the inaugural South African Bar Show, a showcase of liquid style.

June 1-2, 2013  Oyster, Wine & Food Festival
Johannesburg, South Africa
This is Gauteng's largest Oyster Festival and promises to bring over 40 000 oysters, 30 gourmet food exhibitors and over 38 wine estates to tantalise your palette.  From young to old, the Oyster Festival attracts a vibrant and diverse crowd. Whether you prefer to taste wine in the Promotions Court, lounge around sipping bubbly in the Champagne Garden, catch the sporting action and Guinness at the Beer Tent or find a spot on the grassy commons, there's bound to be something for you.

June 6-9, 2013  10th Annual Wacky Wine Weekend
Robertson, South Africa
Attended by thousands of wine lovers, this is South Africa's largest regional wine festival. Events taking place at individual wineries include wine tasting, food and wine pairings, live music, arts/crafts, and family friendly activities.

June 30-July 2, 2013  Africa's Big Seven
Johannesburg, South Africa
The only event that focuses on the A-Z of the Continent’s Food & Beverage Industry. The 7 co-located events are: Pan Africa Retail Trade Exhibition - Food, Beverage & Merchandise;  AgriFood - Manufacturers & Producers Expo; FoodTech Africa - International Food & Beverage Trade Fair;  DrinkTech Africa;  Interbake Africa;  Retail Solutions Africa; FoodBiz Africa - Food, service & equipment

July 12-13, 2013  Castle Lager East Cape Biltong Festival
Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Come 'hang' with us and have loads of fun under the winter sun! Enjoy two days of foot stomping entertainment, biltong and hundreds of stalls, while you join locals celebrating Karoo food and their unique way of life in the charming town of Somerset East.

August 14-15, 2013  Fresh Connections: South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
Produce Marketing Association events bring together leaders from around the world and from every segment of the supply chain.

September 5-7, 2013  Soweto Wine & LIfestyle Festival
Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Soweto Wine Festival is Soweto's premier wine and lifestyle event held over three nights at the University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus. The festival offers over 1000 wines to taste, food and wine lounges, entertainment, food and wine pairing classes and more.

September 18-20, 2013  IFEA - Johannesburg, South Africa
A newly launched food & drink exhibition for the burgeoning African market.

October 18-20, 2013  Robertson Wine on the River
Robertson, South Africa
Just imagine a setting with the river flowing by, vineyards all around, beautiful hills and shading poplar trees.  Add to that live music, plenty of wines to taste, BIG SCREEN RUGBY picnics and other local produce – and you’ve got yourself a spring festival not to be missed!

October 24-26, 2013  Whisky Live Festival - Soweto, South Africa
Whether you are a whisky enthusiast, newcomer to the world of the dram, or just want a day out at one of the most entertaining events of the year, Whisky Live has something to offer everyone.

November 17-19, 2013  Ficksburg Cherry Festival 2013
Ficksburg, Eastern Free State, South Africa
The oldest crop festival in South Africa, held annualy the third week in November. Orchard tours, wine tastings, expo, sports events, and jazz festival.

November 29-Dec 1, 2013  Annual Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival
Franschhoek, South Africa
Where the finest South African Cap Classique and French Champagne flows for an entire weekend. Spend the Champagne festival weekend popping corks, filling flutes, sipping vivacious bubbly and snacking on delicacies prepared by some of the valley’s gourmet masterminds.

 

2012 SOUTH AFRICA 2012
Festivals, Exhibitions, Fairs, Expos

these events waiting for new dates

April 19-22, 2012  Taste of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
This stylish event will once again bring together the city's most acclaimed restaurants and carefully selected exhibitors to attract Cape Town's most dedicated and sophisticated foodies. Attendance: 20,000.

April 27-30, 2012  South African Cheese Festival
Sandringham, South Africa
The SA Cheese Festival offers a wide range of fun-filled activities for the entire family. While the adults relish the chance to soak up the laid back vibe and many opportunities to taste, eat and drink in the Cheese Emporium, Cheese Market, The Mall, Gourmet Lane or Dairy Square, kids have ample time to play in the Kiddies Corner, the Cheese Chiller or experience the magical Milk Factory.

May 21-23, 2012  IAALD Africa Chapter Conference
Johannesburg, South Africa
International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists.

June 28-30, 2012  East London Food & Wine Fair
East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
No need to venture further than the Eastern Cape to taste more than 300 labels of fine wine and food. Come and experience the wine lands and the good life in your own backyard, with over 50 top South African wine estates and 30 food boutiques to visit.

September 12-14, 2012  Fast Food Industry 2012
Kiev, Ukraine

September 12-14, 2012  Beer and Soft Drinks Industry 2012
Kiev, Ukraine
19th International Specialized Exhibition for Beer and Soft Drinks Industry. One of the leading events of the Ukrainian beverage industry and the only specialized trade fair for beer in Ukraine.

October 1-2, 2012  allFresh! Conference
Pretoria, South Africa
The number one national summit for suppliers and producers of fresh produce in Sub Saharan Africa.

 

2011 SOUTH AFRICA 2011
Festivals, Exhibitions, Fairs, Expos

these events waiting for new dates

March 19-April 3, 2011  Garden Worlds Autumn Harvest Faire
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
This unique event will also feature three weekends of exciting reader days with top gardening magazines & celebrities including Margaret & Sandy Roberts. There will be a variety of activities for the whole family & will include amongst others gourmet foods, wines, cheese, chocolates, olives & much more.

July 15-16, 2011  Castle Lager East Cape Biltong Festival
Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Two fun-filled days of foot stomping entertainment, biltong and hundreds of stalls, while you join locals celebrating Karoo food and their unique way of life in the charming town of Somerset East.

August 2-4, 2011  Intervitis Interfructa Southern Africa 2011
Cape Town, South Africa
Staged every alternate year, this is the largest Agro/Industrial exhibition in the Western Cape and is regarded as the leader in technology exhibitions for the wine, fruit and fruit juice industries.

October 14-16, 2011  Oktoberfest
Port Elizabent, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Bring your lederhosen and dancing shoes and enjoy traditional music and the taste of unique German cuisine, along with food specialities from Austria and South Africa…and of course there will be plenty of Hansa Pilsener and South Africa's favourite beer, Castle Lager, 'on tap' at the annual Oktoberfest hosted by the Port Elizabeth German Club.

 

2010 SOUTH AFRICA 2010
Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions, Expos

waiting for new dates

February 19-21, 2010  Natural & Organic Products Exhibition
Cape Town,, South Africa
Welcome to the Natural & Organic Products Exhibition, South Africa´s original green trade and consumer event.

October 1-4, 2010  The Soweto Food Festival
Pimville, Soweto, South Africa
This is a modern and sophisticated showcase for contemporary food both worldwide and within South Africa.

Nov 18-19, 2010  Johannesburg Cap Classique Celebration
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa (no website)
Johannesburg Cap Classique Celebration.  South Africa’s top 25 Cap Classique producers exhibiting their bubblies with either the owner or winemaker presenting their bubblies. Highly acclaimed wineries participating in this much loved event include Boschendal, Bon Courage, Cabriere, Colmant, Constantia Uitsig, Domaine de Deux, Genevieve, Graham Beck Wines, Groote Post, Klein Constantia,Krone, Laborie, L’Avenir, Longridge, Morena, Namaqua, Pongraçz, Quoin Rock, Ross Gower Wines, Silverthorn, Simonsig, Steenberg, Tanzanite, Villiera and Weltevrede.  Visitors will be able to buy wines via the Shop at Show facility. Tickets are limited to 350 people per event.   Early Bird Tickets   R200.00 per person (available from 1–31 Oct), and can be booked directly from info@dnaevents.co.za .   A R250.00 per person entrance fee allows you access to the festival, which includes a complimentary tasting glass and tastings. TIME: 18h00 – 21h00 on both nights.  BOOKINGS: Email: info@dnaevents.co.za   Telephone: 082 909 1116  ENQUIRIES: Darielle Robertson Events Manager  Tel: 084 207 3820  Email: darielle@dnaevents.co.za   Ann Ferreira Events Manager Tel: 082 909 1116 Email: ann@dnaevents.co.za 

 

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