Thursday, May 21, 2009

Vodashop George Cheese Festival 2009

The Vodashop George Cheese Festival has become a popular event in the Garden Route over the past couple of years. This year the 3 day Vodashop George Cheese Festival will take place from Fri 31 July to Sun 2 August. The Vodashop George Cheese Festival organizers are proud to include a Health Run, Gospel Music Show, a Barnyard Theatre Production, Mountain Bike Challenge and a Golf Tournament and starting the weekend before the festival!

Sat, 25 July: Discovery Pick n Pay Health Run 10km / 21km through the farmlands

Sun, 26 July: Care Festival (Gospel Music Show featuring Tree63 with other Christian Bands) Entrance: Adults @ R40, Children under 13 @ R10

Thu, 30 July: Gala Evening featuring Barnyard Theatre Productions "LEGENDS OF ROCK" @ R150 pp own catering, cash bar available

Fri, 31 July: Golf Tournament at the exclusive members only Montagu Course @ Fancourt (see attached entry form for more details)

Sat, 1 Aug: Discovery Pick n Pay Mountain Bike Challenge. This event is part of the Enduro series and runs along part of the original Cape Epic Route in the Outeniqua Mountains (see website for more details)

Vodashop George Cheese Festival is a 3 Day event - Fri 31 July to Sun 2 Aug 2009. R70 per person, includes:* 1 FREE International Wine Tasting Glass* FREE tasting at 74 stalls offering Cheese, Wine & related products *FREE access to all demo sessions, which include:- Lancewood Tour de Cheese : Cheese & Wine Pairing with Kobus Mulder, SA's only international Cheese judge and Charles Hopkins, cellarmaster of De Grendel Wines. New this year is the addition of Cap Classique (champagne).
- Brandy Boulevard : offers delightful tasting of KWV's finest brandies and Lindt chocolate. Presented by KWV's brandymaker himself!
- Engel & Volkers College of Whisky: a presentation and tasting of SA's premier brand whisky's presented by international expert Margie Cullen (NEW! in 2009)
- Parmalat Foodworx Theatre: Francois Ferreira is one of the celebrity chefs in a dymnamite line-up who offer cooking demonstrations, ready-stead-cook shows and a whole lot of interesting food & food related info
- Checkers Wine, Food & Fashion Affair: brand new, glamorous pairing of Checkers Big 5, namely wine, boerewors, lamb, steak & cheese - presented by glam tv presenters and food prepared by Olympic Chef, Chris van Wyk of Amaqueta Foods.After the stalls close at 20:00 each evening, the party continues in the Miller's Attorney's Kuiertent with a cocktail bar, full bar and 8 restaurants with live music.

Special HIGHLIGHT of this year's festival will be the WORLD's BIGGEST SIMONSBERG EXTRA-MATURED CHEDDAR CHEESE, which will be presented to the public in a unique and exciting way. Watch the press for details!

Festival Hours:
Fri, 31 July: 15:00-00:00 Cheese Festival (stalls close 21:00)
Sat, 1 Aug: 10:00-00:00 Cheese Festival (stalls close 20:00)
Sun, 2 Aug: 10:00-16:00 Cheese Festival (festival closes 16:00)

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