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WITZENBERG EVENTS CALENDAR 2017
CERES, TULBAGH & WOLSELEY
DATE EVENT VENUE CONTACT DETAILS
JANUARY
14 Jan - 14 Feb
Only Saturdays
Fig Picking every Saturday from 08:00 to 13:00 at R40 per adult and R20 per child for entrance.
Figs sold at R5 per punnet.  Unfortunately no card facilities available.
Hoogwater
outside Wolseley
28 Tulbagh Malle Market:  Fresh Produce, Arts and Craf and a variety of food stalls

Honey Oak,
Church Street, 

Tulbagh

Peter Rose:
082 955 3107
FEBRUARY
4 Witzenberg Field Shooting Day:  Witzenberg Shooting Club is an affiliate of Cape Hunt and hosts this event. Lakenvlei Farm, 
east of Ceres
DB Vermaak:
082 349 4015
09 - 12

Tankwa Trek MTB Challenge
The Tankwa MTB Trek, a 3 day stage race, takes place in the Koue Bokkeveld and will be based yet again at Kaleo Guest Farm, near Ceres.
For route info and more go to www.tankwatrek.co.za

Kaleo Farm, 35km from Ceres Carel Herholdt:
(Dryland Event Management)
082 379 1177
17 - 19 Tankwa Trail                                                                                                    
The Tankwa Trail is a 3 day stage race for individuals or teams based at Kaleo Guest Farm, 35km from Ceres.
For route info and more go to www.tankwatrail.co.za
Kaleo Farm, 35km from Ceres Carel Herholdt:
(Dryland Event Management)
082 379 1177
11


Ramkiekie Country Market at Mountain Ridge Cellar in the beautiful Witzenberg area about 10 km from the town Wolseley. A variety of stalls available: food, arts & craft and many more…

Mountain Ridge Cellar Claude:
083 650 4109
25 Witzenberg Inter-branch Shooting Day - Witzenberg Shooting Club is an affiliate of Cape Hunt and hosts this event at Op-die Berg. Op-die-Berg,
Koue Bokkeveld
DB Vermaak:
082 349 4015
25 Tulbagh Malle Market:  Fresh Produce, Arts and Craf and a variety of food stalls

Honey Oak,
Church Street, 

Tulbagh

Peter Rose:
082 955 3107
MARCH
10 - 12

Ceres Squash Tournaments
A fun event hosted by Ceres Squash Club for players of all levels, played on a time format basis.
 

Ceres Squash Club Janus Goosen
Ceres Squash Club
082 374 0502
11
Ramkiekie Country Market at Mountain Ridge Cellar in the beautiful Witzenberg area about 10 km from the town Wolseley. A variety of stalls available: food, arts & craft and many more…
Mountain Ridge Cellar Claude:
083 650 4109
25 Tulbagh Malle Market:  Fresh Produce, Arts and Craf and a variety of food stalls

Honey Oak,
Church Street, 

Tulbagh

Peter Rose:
082 955 3107
APRIL
8
Ramkiekie Country Market at Mountain Ridge Cellar in the beautiful Witzenberg area about 10 km from the town Wolseley. A variety of stalls available: food, arts & craft and many more…
Mountain Ridge Cellar Claude:
083 650 4109
9 The Tankwa Camino is a modern day "Great Trek" that takes hikers through the Karoo over a period of 10 days from Calvinia to Ceres – approximately 256km.  On the 10th day Ceres Tourism, together with the Ceres Transport Riders Museum, welcomes Camino hikers into Ceres at the museum.                                                                         Ceres Transport Rides Museum    www.tankwacamino.com
15 United Reformed Church Ceres Thanksgiving Bazaar                                                                                                                                                                                      Ceres Welfare Centre, Lyell Street Ceres United Reformed Church - 023 312 1855
23  
Ramkiekie Country Market at Mountain Ridge Cellar in the beautiful Witzenberg area about 10 km from the town Wolseley. A variety of stalls available: food, arts & craft and many more…                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Ceres Transport Rides Museum www.tankwacamino.com
24 - 30 AfrikaBurn  Stonehenge Farm, on the R355 towards Calvinia  www.afrikaburn.com
29 Tulbagh Malle Market:  Fresh Produce, Arts and Craf and a variety of food stalls

Honey Oak,
Church Street, 

Tulbagh

Peter Rose:
082 955 3107
TBC Matroosberg Sermon at Rockpools                                                                                                          
A worship service to experience God in nature and to bring praise to Him for His wonderful creation. Start the day with a drive to the rockpools and join the worship service. Thereafter have your own picnic for lunch and enjoy the scenery and mountains.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Matroosberg Privat Nature Reserve    Cordre:
023 3122404/
082809 2935
 
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MAY   
 13  

Ceres Chrysanthemum Show
This annual event hosted by the Ceres Chrysanthemum Association showcases the work of dedicated local chrysanthemum and other entrants can be viewed and bought on this day.
 

 Ceres, 
Town Hall, 
Voortrekker Road
 Henrico Theunissen:
023 312 2033 /
072 522 8459
13   


Ramkiekie Country Market at Mountain Ridge Cellar in the beautiful Witzenberg area about 10 km from the town Wolseley. A variety of stalls available: food, arts & craft and many more…
 

 Mountain Ridge Cellar  Claude:  083 650 4109
14   

The Tankwa Camino is a modern day "Great Trek" that takes hikers through the Karoo over a period of 10 days from Calvinia to Ceres – approximately 256km.  On the 10th day Ceres Tourism, together with the Ceres Transport Riders Museum, welcomes Camino hikers into Ceres at the museum.                                                                              

 Ceres Transport Riders Museum  www.tankwacamino.com
27   Tulbag Vintage & Vine Fair This Faire will be a celebration of our award-winning wines, top class olives and other products of the Valley. Experience our rich cultural heritage through locally made traditional dishes and tasty treats. It will be a day of family entertainment, music, fun events and an opportunity for visitors to spend the weekend in the country reliving days gone by.

 TBC  Tulbagh Wine Route:
023 230 1348 / 75

JUNE

   
10   Ramkiekie Country Market at Mountain Ridge Cellar in the beautiful Witzenberg area about 10 km from the town Wolseley. A variety of stalls available: food, arts & craft and many more…   Mountain Ridge Cellar  Claude:  083 650 4109
24&25   

Christmas in Winter Festival (Tulbagh)
Tulbagh celebrates Christmas in winter. The village is decorated with lights and Christmas trees. Father Christmas rides through the streets giving out treats to the children. The restaurants offer traditional Christmas Dinners. Visit the arts and craft stalls, entertainment at various venues, take a drive through the Valley and visit the wine estates for wine tasting, activities and festive fair. A visit to the theatre is a must. A Rock with Santa Party is held where you can dance ‘till dawn.

 Church Street, 
Tulbagh
Tulbagh Tourism:
023 2301348 /75
 
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www.tulbaghtourism.co.za
JULY   
 Ramkiekie Country Market at Mountain Ridge Cellar in the beautiful Witzenberg area about 10 km from the town Wolseley. A variety of stalls available: food, arts & craft and many more…    Mountain Ridge Cellar  Claude:  083 650 4109
29   Tulbagh Malle Market:  Fresh Produce, Arts and Craf and a variety of food stalls Honey Oak,
Tulbagh 

Peter Rose:

082 955 3107 

AUGUST   
12   Wolseley MTB Challenge TBC  082 564 5490 
12   Ramkiekie Country Market at Mountain Ridge Cellar in the beautiful Witzenberg area about 10 km from the town Wolseley. A variety of stalls available: food, arts & craft and many more…  Mountain Ridge Cellar  Claude:  083 650 4109
26   Tulbagh Malle Market:  Fresh Produce, Arts and Craf and a variety of food stalls  Honey Oak, 
Tulbagh
 

Peter Rose:

082 955 3107

SEPTEMBER   
 Waverley Hills Green Faire Waverley Hills
Wine Estate 
023 231 0002 
08-10   

Tulbagh Arts Festival - Visual and performing arts, photography, food & wine, music, flowers & gardens. Enjoy the atmosphere, great wines of the valley, food and artistic offerings.

 Tulbagh Averil Slater
078 599 8191 / 
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www.tulbaghartsfestival.co.za
 Ramkiekie Country Market at Mountain Ridge Cellar in the beautiful Witzenberg area about 10 km from the town Wolseley. A variety of stalls available: food, arts & craft and many more…   Mountain Ridge Cellar  Claude:  083 650 4109
10  The Tankwa Camino is a modern day "Great Trek" that takes hikers through the Karoo over a period of 10 days from Calvinia to Ceres – approximately 256km.  On the 10th day Ceres Tourism, together with the Ceres Transport Riders Museum, welcomes Camino hikers into Ceres at the museum.                                                                              Contact and more information:  www.tankwacamino.com  Ceres Transport Riders Museum    www.tankwacamino.com
23   

Michell’s Pass Half Marathon
This major annual sporting event, hosted by the Ceres Athletic Club, takes runners through the beautiful Michell’s Pass, the gateway to the Ceres valley. After the marathon join the festivities at the Town market with a variety of stalls at the Victoria Park Sports Grounds.
Contact: Lionel Hill - 023 312 2143

 Victoria Park Sports Grounds  Lionel Hill - 023 312 2143
27-30   

The Tulbagh Horse & Wild Flower Show
The highlights of the oldest agricultural Show in the country are the National Horse Championships and a wildflower exhibition garnered from the mountains and fynbos surrounding Tulbagh. Fun and entertainment for the whole family includes various exhibitions and events, stalls, food and wine plus a beer garden.

 Show Grounds, 

Tulbagh

 Elsa Rix 023 230 0189
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OCTOBER   
08 The Tankwa Camino is a modern day "Great Trek" that takes hikers through the Karoo over a period of 10 days from Calvinia to Ceres – approximately 256km.  On the 10th day Ceres Tourism, together with the Ceres Transport Riders Museum, welcomes Camino hikers into Ceres at the museum.                                                                                Ceres Transport Riders Museum    www.tankwacamino.com
13-15  

Eselfontein Outdoor Festival (Ceres)
This has become a must do on every serious mountain bikers calendar. An array of disciplines and distances cater for all levels of riders, but the true magic of the Eselfontein Experience lies in the variety and quality of the single-track incorporated in the event. Whether you get your kicks from lung-busting climbs, breathtaking views, long fast descents, single-track or just a cruise through the orchards, the Ceres MTB Experience should not be missed.

 Eselfontein Deon Malherbe:
023 312 2996 / 082 389 4202
14   Ramkiekie Country Market at Mountain Ridge Cellar in the beautiful Witzenberg area about 10 km from the town Wolseley. A variety of stalls available: food, arts & craft and many more…   Mountain Ridge Cellar  Claude:  083 650 4109
20&21   

Hamlet Arts & Culture Festival
The annual arts & culture festival takes place in Prince Alfred’s Hamlet. A variety of stall available.  

 Primary School FD Conradie, Prince Alfred's Hamlet  Jos Kahn - 082 770 9171
28   Kaleo Market Day                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kaleo Guest Farm, 35km from Ceres   Alet van Heerden - 023 004 0298
28   Tulbagh Malle Market:  Fresh Produce, Arts and Craf and a variety of food stalls  Honey Oak, 
Tulbagh
 

Peter Rose:

082 955 3107

TBC   Skymarathon Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve   Didi de Kock:
023 312 2282
www.matroosberg.com
NOVEMBER   
4 & 5   Ceres Golf Classic Ceres Golf Club  Gerhard Gelderbloem:
023 312 3068 
11   Ramkiekie Country Market at Mountain Ridge Cellar in the beautiful Witzenberg area about 10 km from the town Wolseley. A variety of stalls available: food, arts & craft and many more…   Mountain Ridge Cellar  Claude:  083 650 4109
25   Tulbagh Malle Market:  Fresh Produce, Arts and Craf and a variety of food stalls  Honey Oak, 
Tulbagh
 

Peter Rose:

082 955 3107

TBC   Ceres Vallei Church Christmas Market:  A variety of stalls of hand cafted and home-made to visit for you Christmas shopping. Ceres Vallei Church, Ceres 023 312 1602 
TBC 

Gydosig Christmas Lights Festival
The residents of the Gydosig retirement village decorate and light up their houses with a variety of colourful Christmas lights and decorations. Bring the family and view this wonderful sight of lights! Also find here a small market with home made treats, coffee/tea garden and a variety of foods like roosterkoek, sosaties, afval, potjiekos, wine etc. 

 
 Gydosig Retirement Village, Prince Alfred's Hamlet  Gydosig Retirement Village - 023 313 3731 / 3123
DECEMBER   
 

Witzenville Faire
A street festival held in Witzenville to kick off the festive and fruit season. Local talent, food stalls, arts & crafts and fun!

 Tulbagh

 Tulbagh Tourism:

023 230 1348 / 75
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www.tulbaghtourism.co.za

 Ramkiekie Country Market at Mountain Ridge Cellar in the beautiful Witzenberg area about 10 km from the town Wolseley. A variety of stalls available: food, arts & craft and many more…   Mountain Ridge Cellar  Claude:  083 650 4109
TBC   

Witzenberg Christmas Market
An evening Christmas street market in the central business area of Ceres. A part of Voortrekker Road (main road) is closed for a few hours to traffic, and pedestrians can move freely along the street through a variety of stalls, offering from Christmas gifts, toys, arts and crafts, home-made treats and speciality foods. The start of the market on the Friday night coincides with the official switching-on of the Ceres Christmas lights in Voortrekker Road. Friday and Saturday night, enjoy life entertainment and music by local artists, dance groups (local youth) and musicians. The Sunday evening a gospel festival will be held to share the Christmas message.

 Voortrekker Road, 

Ceres

  Ceres Tourism Bureau – 023 316 1287