Roosterkoek, craft beer, skaapstertjies, Wagyu burgers, wine and ice cream…all these delicacies and more await visitors to the “Groot Plaasproe” from Thursday to Saturday, October 11 to 13, on the farm Sandringham outside Stellenbosch. This farm festival was so popular last year that this year’s festival is scheduled for a full three days.
A ticket to the festival with more than 150 stalls offers a tasting experience of all things farm. Not only can one enjoy a variety of farm food; festival goers can get up close with more than 300 farm animals and win prizes with their braai and dance skills.
Adventurous food lovers are challenged to try out “Bok&Bier”. This involves pairing boergoat meat, available exclusively at the festival, with craft beer such as a cherry flavoured Sarie Marais. In celebration of International Pinotage Day, on Saturday, October 13, festival goers can enjoy a pairing of a variety of Pinotage wines with biltong, hosted by the Pinotage Association.
The “Groot Plaasproe” is searching for the best braaibroodjie and steak braai in the Cape. Sign up for one or all three categories in the competition on the Saturday. Pre-entries at www.diegrootplaasproe.co.za give participants free admission to the festival.