Outeniqua Park 25 - 27 July Cheese in the park

2014 Vodacom George Kaasfees kry nuwe woonplek

Die 12de Vodacom George Kaasfees word hierdie jaar vanaf 25 tot 27 Julie aangebied by ‘n splinternuwe terrein – die bekende Outeniquapark (rugbystadion).

Die feesorganiseerders is baie dankbaar teenoor Vodacom wat vir die vyfde jaar hierdie fees borg en dit sodoende moontlik maak om hierdie heerlike kuierfees in die koue wintermaande aan die Suid Kaap se mense te bied.

Buiten die genot wat feesgangers uit die geleentheid kry, het die Kaasfees ‘n veel dieper betekenis waar ‘n deel van die fees se inkomste aan plaaslike welsynorganisasies geskenk word. Die res van die inkomste word aangewend deur Outeniqua Laerskool vir die ontwikkeling van die skool en kinders.

Die feesprogram bied ‘n paar nuwe hoogtepunte aan. Die immergewilde kosdemonstrasies is terug en sal aangebied word deur sjefs soos Kokkedoor se Trudie Niehaus, bekende Marlene van der Westhuizen, ons plaaslike Francois Ferreira en ander top sjefs in die land. Hierdie demonstrasies sal in die Checkers Emporium te siene wees met Checkers as die hoofborg.

‘n Ander nuweling op die fees is Antoinette Pienaar wat die bekende Karoo kruie-werkswinkels aanbied. Sy gaan gesels oor kruie en kaas. Jeanne Els, belowende Suid-Afrikaanse skrywer, sal Saterdag 26 Julie gesels oor hoe sy jou met reënboë en ritmes meevoer na  plekke en oomblikke wat jy herken of wil ken. Hierdie beloof om ‘n gunsteling gesprek te wees en daarom moet belangstellendes maar vroeg kaartjies koop by Outeniqua Laerskool teen R40 per kaartjie. Indien daar ‘n aanvraag vir ‘n tweede vertoning is, sal Jeanne aanbly vir die Sondag.

Claude Pretorius, Festival MC / Fees Seremoniemeester

Claude Pretorius, Festival MC / Fees Seremoniemeester

Wat vertonings aanbetref, bied die fees ‘n vol program aan. Die fees skop Donderdag aand, 24 Julie, af met Barnyard Productions se vertoning “Strictly Number 1‘s” wat 60 jaar se beste no 1 liedjies sal aanbied. Kunstenaars soos Barry Hilton, Flashback en Claude Pretorius, as seremoniemeester, sal ook optree. Vir die res van die naweek kan feesgangers uitsien na verdere optredes deur Flashback, die Donkiekar Boereorkes, Kobus Muller en Joe Niemand.

Met ongeveer 86 kos, wyn en winkelstalletjies met goeie kwaliteit unieke ware te koop en die welbekende kombinasiesessies werkswinkels met wyn, port, bier, whisky en brandewyn, sal die feesganger oorgenoeg aktiwiteite vir vol feesdae geniet. Die toegangskaartjies sluit deurentyd gratis musiekvermaak in.

Die kosstalletjies sal tot laat oop wees Vrydag- en Saterdagaande om die hongerpyne te stil.

Daar sal ook weer ‘n aparte sone vir die kinders wees met toesig sodat die kinders veilig kan besig wees met ouderdom geskikte aktiwiteite.

Die feesinligting is beskikbaar op ons webwerf – www.georgecheesefestival.co.za. Indien jy vrae het, verwys na die FAQ waar jy moontlike antwoorde sal kry. Indien nie, stuur gerus ‘n e-pos aan info@georgecheesefestival.co.za.

What value does the festival entrance ticket provide?

  • Access to the largest festival in the Southern Cape
  • Access to the following shows to be hosted in the Sportscentre Tent:
    • Kobus Muller
    • Joe Niemand
    • Flashback
    • Donkiekar Boereorkes
    • Miss Catwalk Competition by La Belle Finishing School
    • 2 Fashion shows by La Belle Finishing School
  • Access to 86 exhibitors displaying food, wine and relevant products where you are free to taste at your leisure
  • Access to 6 little “stores” with an art flavour
  • The primary school children get access to the Kids Zone
  • Time to stroll around at leisure and enjoy the festive atmosphere with friends and family
Pink Trees

Message from Vodacom

One of the biggest annual cheese festivals in South Africa is back by popular demand for the 12th time this year and will take place at the Outeniqua Park Rugby Stadium on the 25th to 27th July 2014.

The Vodacom George Cheese Festival is the highlight of the social calendar in George and brings exhibitors from all over South Africa to the town of George to exhibit their locally manufactured cheese and wine.

The festival is also a local economic booster and is a major tourist attraction, which is one of the few events that is able to lure visitors from outside the town and region.

This year’s festival promises to be much bigger. People can look forward to 72 cheeses, wine & food exhibitors, live music, cheese & wine pairing sessions and interactive cooking demos.

This year marks the 5th year that Vodacom will be involved as the main event sponsor, which has created an enormous amount of goodwill for Vodacom in the area.

Vodacom Managing Executive of the Eastern Cape Province, Carol Hall says: “We are honoured that the Vodacom George Cheese Festival provides an opportunity for Vodacom to make a difference and be part of a local event that has become an institution on the Southern Cape calendar.”

As an investor and operator in the country and in the Southern Cape, Vodacom has a vested interest in supporting national and local priorities and contributing to the communities in which it operates.

For Vodacom, this event is one reflection of reaching out to its customers.

The 2014 Festival is here!

Join us at Outeniqua Park, Langenhoven Road, George

Venue

Outeniqua Park, Langenhoven Road, George

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Festival Times

Friday, 25 July
14.00 – 21.00 Exhibitors
14.00 – 00.00 Festival
14.00 – 17.30 Kids zone
Saturday, 26 July
09.00 – 20.00 Exhibitors
09.00 – 00.00 Festival
09.00 – 17.30 Kids zone
Sunday, 27 July
10.00 – 16.00 Exhibitors
10.00 – 16.00 Festival
10.00 – 16.00 Kids zone

Daily Entrance

Tickets available at the entrance gate.

ABSA ATM available at the festival.

Adult fees include wine glass.

Children u/13 fees includes Kids Zone entrance.

Friday, 25 July
Adults & pensionersR65
Children u/18R55
Children u/13R30
Saturday, 26 July
Adults & pensionersR90
Children u/18R80
Children u/13R40
Sunday, 27 July
Adults & pensionersR90
Children u/18R80
Children u/13R40

Fees for workshops

Tickets are available from Liezel at The Office, next to the mini Pick ‘n Pay in Courtney Street until the start of the festival after which you’ll be able to buy at the festival venue from the information kiosk.

Food demonstrations
R25/session/person

Pairing workshops
R20/session/person

Herbs and cheese workshops
R20/session/person

Jeanne Els talk
R40/person

Get in on the action!

Thank you very much…

Official Sponsor

  • Vodacom

Official Media Sponsor

  • AlgoaFM
  • George Herald

Official Accommodation Sponsor

  • Proteat Hotel King George

Main Sponsors

  • George Municipality
  • Sportcentre
  • Castle Lite
  • EOH
  • Checkers
  • Prime Cleaning
  • Flordis
  • Garden Route Mall
  • Goldwagen
  • Terblanche Transport

Supplier Sponsors

  • CCPP Productions
  • Click On Itl
  • Outeniqua Tree Farm
  • Pennypinchers
  • ABSA
  • CHEP
  • SAB
  • Bofberg Flowers
  • Bonaqua
  • The Office
  • Creative Touch

Festival Times

Friday, 25 July
14.00 – 21.00 Exhibitors
14.00 – 00.00 Festival
14.00 – 17.30 Kids zone
Saturday, 26 July
09.00 – 20.00 Exhibitors
09.00 – 00.00 Festival
09.00 – 17.30 Kids zone
Sunday, 27 July
10.00 – 16.00 Exhibitors
10.00 – 16.00 Festival
10.00 – 16.00 Kids zone

Daily Entrance

Friday, 25 July
Adults & pensionersR65
Children u/18R55
Children u/13R30
Saturday, 26 July
Adults & pensionersR90
Children u/18R80
Children u/13R40
Sunday, 27 July
Adults & pensionersR90
Children u/18R80
Children u/13R40

Tickets available at the entrance gate. ABSA ATM available at the festival. Adult fees include wine glass. Children u/13 fees includes Kids Zone entrance.

Need more information 082 547 3161 044 874 2332 info@georgecheesefestival.co.za
Outeniqua Park 25 - 27 July Cheese in the park

© 2014 Vodacom George Cheese Festival
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Alcohol not for sale to persons under the age of 18. Drink responsibly.