Riebeek Valley Olive Festival 2019: A Weekend Harvest Celebration

Riebeek Valley Olive Festival 2019: A Weekend Harvest Celebration

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An olive extravaganza in olive country.

The 19th annual Olive Festival promises to be bigger and better, with an acoustic stage, country fair and fresh-produce market on the cards. Olive enthusiasts will be in their element with the range of homemade olive goodies on offer – from jams, pickles, preserves and tapenades to flavoured extra-virgin olive oils and freshly baked olive breads.

The picturesque Riebeek Valley is home to some of the country’s top olive producers, as well as two Italian-trained olive-oil graders, so you’ll be in the company of experts. Other weekend activities include guided walks in the olive groves, craft-beer tasting, live music, and more. Plus, there’s stuff to keep the little ones entertained, so bring ’em along, too.

Olive highlights

Your weekend passport (and the Sunday-only pass) allows you entrance to all of the participating farms and the town-based marquees, as well as a complimentary glass of wine. Here’s a list of not-to-be-missed events:

  • Riebeek Valley Wine Co: The Wild Olive Acoustic stage with a toe-tapping lineup
  • Pulpit Rock Winery: free wine-and-olive tastings, golf challenge, and an array of potjie kos
  • The Olive Boutique: a delicious Swartland picnic, with olives galore and entertainment by Johnny Ray Acoustic Blues Band
  • Meerhof Wines: endless views, wine-tasting, olive-tasting and pizzas straight out of the oven
  • Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Farm: wine, olives and a variety of market stalls selling foods and preserves
  • Het Vlok Kasteel: an impressive one-stop olive shop with roughly 50 olive-inspired products and preserves
  • Allesverloren: a wonderful country market with Muscadel slush puppies, biltong, burgers, wraps, pies and Las Paletas ice creams.
  • The Riebeek Kasteel Town Square: Olives, craft beer, delicious food, live local entertainment, and more

Get your tickets!

Book Now R125 (weekend pass)
Book Now R80 (Sunday-only pass)

Looking for accommodation? The Shiraz Estate Guest House features eight beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms, divided into double rooms, four-sleepers and studios, making it the ideal spot for families, friends, and singletons to stay during the festival.

Event Information

4 – 5 May 2019

Saturday, 9.30am – 5pm
Sunday, 9.30am – 4pm

R125 (weekend pass)
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R80 (Sunday-only pass)
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Riebeek Valley
Western Cape