Dust off your berets and dress up in your finest red, white and blue for this year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival, which takes place on 11 and 12 July. A favourite amongst visitors far and wide, the Franschhoek Bastille Festival scooped the Crowd Pleaser Award at the 2014 KLINK Awards - a consumer-driven, interactive wine tourism competition.
Visitors can look forward to sipping, sampling and savouring some of the Franschhoek’s superb wines in the comfort of the Food and Wine Marquee, pitched at the Huguenot Monument – the perfect venue, with exquisite mountain backdrops, and ample parking within walking distance. Treat your taste buds to a gastronomic feast with delicious fare from some of Franschhoek’s well-known restaurants. Entrance tickets are R200 per person. It includes a complimentary tasting glass, a booklet of tasting coupons as well as a R20 wine voucher to be used on the day. Additional coupons can be purchased on the day. Pre-booking through www.webtickets.co.za is essential, as no more visitors will be admitted once the marquee is full.
Kitted out with finest French flair the town is a hive of activities. It includes the popular Franschhoek Boules Tournament, the Delta Valley Entertainers as well as the Porcupine Ridge Barrel Rolling Competition. Other not-to-be missed attractions are the Farmers Markets in the Town Hall and the Church grounds, with musicians and carnival performers adding to the festival experience.
When: 11-12 July
Time: 12:00- 17:00
Where: The Huguenot Monument, Franschhoek
Price: R200 per person
Tickets available from: www.webtickets.co.za
Article Credit: Franschhoek Tourism