The Strawberry Festival is one of the most popular family events of the year attracting both locals and visitors who come along to experience a day out in the fresh air in a safe, farm environment. Proceeds go towards the ongoing marketing of the route to encourage more people to visit this wonderful part of the world which incorporates parts of George, Herold, Mossel Bay and Wilderness. Employment opportunities for the local community are then created and a portion is also donated to local charities.
There is always a wide variety of stallholders exhibiting good food, local wines and cheeses, fresh veggies, herbs and arts and crafts. Plenty of entertainment to keep both young and old busy – two full days of family fun! Entertainment includes the beer tent, miniature steam train – the Strawberry Express, Bubble Ball on the dam, a new Trail Run throughout the district for the energetic, pony rides, strawberry picking, strawberry eating competitions, zorbing, paint ball target shooting, jumping castles and tractor rides.
The school initiative Scarecrow Challenge theme for 2012 is ‘Farmyard’. The entries will be on display during the festival and the winning school will receive up to R5000 in prizes along with the floating trophy.
If you’re visiting George, Wilderness or any other part of the Garden Route in September, be sure not to miss the Strawberry Festival for guaranteed family fun in an outdoor farm environment!
When: Saturday, 22 September 2012 to Sunday, 23 September 2012
Price: Adults at R15 per person, Children under 12 at R5 per person
Times: Saturday 09h00 to 17h00 and Sunday 10h00 to 16h00
Venue: Redberry Farm in Geelhoutboom, Blanco, George
Tel: +27 (0)44 870-7123