The Groot Plaasproe on Sandringham outside Stellenbosch is where lovers of farm life and traditional farm food can enjoy roosterkoek, game meat, skaapstertjies, wine and more, over three days from Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 October 2018.
Food lovers can taste and buy unique combinations such as Bok&Bier (Boer goat meat and craft beer), as well as popular treats such as Karoo lamb sosaties, Wagyu hamburgers and artisan ice-cream. Everyone that loves a braai is invited to enter Die Braai Crew’s braaibroodjie and steak braai competitions!
The Groot Plaasproe offers a taste experience of all things farm: Meet more than 300 different animals, watch sheepdogs at work, and learn how wool is spun and cows are milked. Kids can lead a milk goat around, ride ponies and play with miniature horses and donkeys.
On Saturday 13 October big and small can participate in boeresport and an ice-cream eating competition, sokkie and langarm (dance) to the tunes of popular artists Die Broers and Wynand and Chereé, or learn to line dance together with a group of 250 line dancers and music by Die Wildberries.
The festival takes place daily from 08:00 to 18:00. Tickets available from Computicket and the gate at R100 for adults, and R30 for scholars (free on Thursday and Friday). Entrance is free for children under six years. Pensioners pay only R50 on Thursday and Friday. Tickets include access to Agri-Expo Livestock, a world-class showcase of the South African livestock and dairy industries, with the crowning of the FNB Dairy Queen and BKB Red Meat King or Queen on Saturday 13 October as its highlight.