Believe it or not: Potjie and Mampoer Festival in Vanderbijlpark

Potjies awaiting potjiekos.

Potjies awaiting potjiekos. Photo by Zeke DuPlessis.

We love South Africa and its little pockets of uniqueness. And this festival really proves the rule of the internet: if you can think of it, someone is into it. Yes, dear readers, there is a festival dedicated to potjie and mampoer taking place at Stonehaven on the Vaal River on Saturday 26 July 2014.

Attendees can look forward to a potjie cook-off, mampoer (a rather hardcore homemade fruit liquor), jukskei, sokkie with DJ Eddie, entertainment for the kids, traditional boerekos, a beer tent and boeremusiek.

Guests are encouraged to dress in their country-western best to win prizes – and perhaps their 15 minutes of fame, as SABC3’s Expresso TV Show will be covering the event.

Entrance is R45 per adult, R15 per school-going child and R100 for a family of two adults and two children. Visit for more information or call 016 982 2951/2.

Heard of any specialist food festivals near your town? Let us know in the comments.

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