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Plan your weekend: Festivals celebrating street food, craft beer, wine and more

Kick off August by venturing out to one of these exciting food, craft beer and wine festivals that are taking place this weekend.

Johannesburg and Pretoria

Craft Beer, Food & Wine Fair (Helderfontein Estate, Midrand)
This premium boutique craft fair will take place this Saturday 1 August and combines craft beer, wine tastings, gourmet food and entertainment in a beautiful outdoor environment. The fair will also offer family-friendly fun with a secure kids’ area with jumping castles, face painting, sand art, pony rides, playground and puppet shows. Purchase your tickets from iTickets.co.za.

Robertson Wine Festival (Kievitskroon)
Experience a taste of the Cape winelands on Saturday and Sunday at the picturesque Kievits Kroon Country Estate just outside Pretoria. This festival will feature more than 20 leading wine farms and winemakers from the Robertson Wine Valley who will exhibit their delicious wines to sample and purchase. Tickets cost R150 for a day pass or R280 for a weekend pass and are available from Webtickets.

Robertson Wine Festival

Robertson Wine Festival

Street Food Festival (Maboneng)
The Johannesburg Street Food Festival takes place on 1 August at the Hazard Gallery in Maboneng. It will focus on traditional cuisine and street treats from around the African continent. There will be a jam-packed programme plus a food market offering favourites like pizzas and burgers as well as loads of local and authentic delicacies from smileys and mielies to mopani worms, bunny chows and gatsbys. The market will be open from 9am to 4pm and entrance is free. Purchase your tickets for the seminars and view the programme on Quicket.

Durban

SA on Tap Craft Beer Festival (Kings Park, Berea)
Hosted at the Kings Park stadium, this event will feature over 100 local hand-crafted brews, ciders, whiskeys and wines from 25 of SA’s best breweries. Beers on offer include Notties Draught Beers, Stellenbrau, Darling Brew, CBC and many more. Baha Taco Truck will also be there, serving up tasty Mexican tacos. Tickets cost R115 from Quicket and R140 at the door.

Street food festival.

Street food festival.

Umhlanga Food and Music Festival (Umhlanga)
This foodie festival will be taking place this Sunday 2 August in grassy Chris Saunders Park. The event promises to be filled with good food, good beer and live music from Goldfish, Majozi and Desmond and the Tutus. South Africa’s top craft beers and wines will be on offer, as well as a range of tantalising artisanal foods such as juicy burgers from Republik and ice creams from Scoop Ice Cream. Tickets cost R150 and are available via Computicket.

 

Cape Town

Hop and Vine Festival (Observatory)
This intimate boutique craft beer, wine and gourmet food festival will be held from Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August. Attendees can look forward to celebrating South Africa’s artisanal beer- and wine-making culture. The finest brewers from around the Cape as well as top wineries will unite with Cape chefs, who will prepare cuisine to pair with the wide range of beers and wines on show. Tickets are available from Quicket for R120 and at the door for R150.

Cape Town Street Food Festival 2014

Cape Town Street Food Festival 2014

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