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New attractions and old favourites at this year's Knysna Oyster Festival Featured

Friday, 01 June 2018 12:42 Written by  Knysna Oyster Festival
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If you aren’t already planning to be at the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival from Friday, 29 June – Sunday, 8 July, here are a few ‘tasters’ to entice you to book your holiday now and join us for “the best 10 days of winter”.

Flavourful foodie fun

Among the more than 100 activities arranged over the 10-day period, a first this year is the fun
“Flavours of Knysna Tour”, a culinary journey to some of the best restaurants in and around Knysna. Taking place on Wednesday, 4 July, you’ll plan your own route using our hop-on-hop-off shuttles to visit some of the best eateries in the area and experience delicious tasters and signature dishes. An exciting competition will also run on the night, where you can cast your vote for your favourite restaurants in various categories.

Tickets can be purchased online via Webtickets or at the Money Counter at Pick n Pay stores in Knysna and George. Make sure you don’t miss – space is limited! Date: Wednesday, 4 July 2018, tickets cost R180, includes tasting voucher, free hop-on hop-off shuttles and area available at www.webtickets.co.zaor the Money Counter at Pick n Pay Knysna and George stores.

Old favourites, new venues

The Knysna Wine Festival presented by Pick n Pay may be an institution, but this year’s location on Thesen Island will be a first. Come and experience the best of South Africa’s wine farms on Monday, 2 and Tuesday, 3 July. Tickets cost R150 and including a tasting glass, available at www.webtickets.co.za or the Money Counter at Pick n Pay Knysna and George stores.

Loerie Park will this year play host to various kiddies’ entertainment options and sporting events such as the Athletics SWD, Oyster Festival rugby and soccer and netball tournaments.

The Comedy Festival is always an entertainment highlight and will take place at Mitchell’s Brewery.
Don’t miss the chance to see some of SA’s top comedians and other well-known comedy personalities in action.

Sport-specific

In an exciting development this year, the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour has confirmed that the 115km road race, along with the 80km and 50km mountain bike races will be seeding qualifying events for the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour.

An e-bike event was introduced last year and will again be on offer, in the form of the 30km Electric Bike MTB race.

The Momentum Big5 Challenge and Big5 Lite multisport events cater for the seriously adventurous.

Enter at www.knysnacycle.co.za

Get the T-shirt!

Look out for the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival pop-up shops and info desks located in Festival zones, where you’ll be able to be to purchase Festival-branded goodies and get any info you may need.

Make sure you book soon, June is just around the corner!

 

ALL THE DETAILS:

The BIG5 Challenge and BIG5 Lite multisport events. Enter here: www.big5challenge.com

Mountain biking events on Saturday 30 June, with 80km, 50km, 30km, and 15km routes, in addition to the newer 30km E-bike race. Enter here: www.knysnacycle.co.za

The Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour will take place on Sunday 1 July; and offers a 115km and 50km route. Enter here: www.knysnacycle.co.za

The Momentum Knysna Forest Marathon & Half Marathon are two of South Africa’s most-hotly contested running races and will take place on Saturday 7 July. Enter here: www.knysnamarathonclub.com/forest-marathon

For the full festival line-up:

http://www.oysterfestival.co.za/programme-of-events/

For news and updates follow us on Facebook @KnysnaOysterFestival, Twitter @oysterfestival or Instagram @knysnaoysterfestival

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