Prawn festival at the Kenilworth Racecourse 2017

Prawn festival at the Kenilworth Racecourse 2017

Tuck into a platter of prawns for just R169 (per kilo).

Racing enthusiasts, seafood lovers and those just looking for a good old skop in the sun should head over to the Kenilworth Racecourse for the Grade 3 Vasco Prix Du Cap (a 1400m fillies race), and a feast of delectable prawns on Saturday, 25 February 2017.

At this year’s Prawn Festival, a kilo of tasty prawns costs R169, served with either rice or chips and sauces that include peri-peri, lemon butter and garlic butter. As part of the day’s entertainment, DJ Mark Ranger will set the mood, and there’ll be a beer garden and competitions, with prizes worth R50 000 up for grabs. Bring your children! And let them enjoy all the entertainment specially planned for their enjoyment – while you gorge on shellfish.

If you’re looking for more than just prawns and chips, enquire about the R450 buffet in the Somerset Room, or the R1 450 buffet for in the Kenilworth Room in the main building (For enquiries and bookings, call 021 700 1600). 



11am – 7pm


021 700 1600


R30 entrance fee (adults)

R10 entrance fee (under 18s)


The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 06 February 2017

15 Responses to “Prawn festival at the Kenilworth Racecourse 2017”

  1. Lucy Leonard

    Tents4Events have bedouin tents that would provide shade in this heat.
    Email us on

  2. Roshan

    Is the festival halaal?

  3. rodney morgan

    not a good experience , 2 nd time attaending with family and friends
    was there on saturday , stood in cue for about 2 hours for the prawns , when we got to the tent told us prawns finish, and only limited, very upset
    what we had to eat chips and pop cornonly
    we left in a very bad mood, not happy at all and no one even explaining what is happening , not happy , not even sure will attaend next year

  4. Candy

    Was there in 2016 and it made for a terrible experience. Prawns were horribly tasteless and drenched in oil and served on a heap of rice. What will the organisers be doing this year to improve on the poorly organised event of last year?

  5. zulpha

    So u have 2 pay 2 go in this year an the price went up of prawns only 2 buy an see its not a kilo …..

  6. Yolande

    I attended the 2016 event. Had such a great time and the prawns were good. Will definitely attend again this year.

  7. Cheree

    Please put me on your email list

    • Michelle de Bruin

      Hello Cheree

      You’ve been added to our weekly mailing list. Enjoy!

  8. Nazz

    Can you please jeep me updated with all events

  9. Alroy

    Please add me to your list. thanks.

    • Michelle de Bruin

      Hi Alroy

      Your email address has been added to you mailing list. Enjoy!

  10. Bradley

    Can you pay at the gate or must I purchase tickets at computicket

  11. Valentia

    Good day.
    I just came from the 2017 prawn festival. I am not happy at all. The prawns are less than what I got last year. I actually came home to weigh it because eating and even with the rice it only weighs 600g.
    That is what I call a rip off. I even asked the lady at the kiosk how they weigh it and she assured me that it is def a kilo.


Add new comment