It’s the Franschhoek Bastille Festival, one of the most fun-filled food-and-wine extravaganzas of the year! The place to be is the Food and Wine marquee – in the grounds of the famous Huguenot Monument – where you will find delicious wine on offer, as well as ample parking. Within easy walking distance of the festivities is Franschhoek’s main drag, where some of the best eateries await…
This year, the Porcupine Ridge Barrel-Rolling Competition and dedicated children’s corner are back. The entire village will be hive of activity, with musicians and carnival artistes, performing in and around the Farmers’ Market, adding to the festive vibe. And, once you’ve settled in, try your hand at a friendly game of boules – naturallement!
Your R280 ticket buys you a complimentary tasting glass and a booklet of five tasting coupons to be used on the day. Additional coupons can be purchased at the event. It’s advised to buy your tickets in advance, as they may not be sold on the day once the marquee is full.
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