George Strawberry Festival presented by Ola
What better way to kick off spring’s festivities and the September school holidays than with the annual George Strawberry Festival presented by Ola, an exciting week-end long event celebrating strawberries and the coming of summer. Families can look forward to something special as they embrace the Garden Route’s unique country lifestyle and learn to appreciate the magic and excitement that results from beautiful, fresh strawberries! Welcome warmer days and enjoy a backdrop of the Outeniqua Mountains as you turn moments into memories with your loved ones.
This family-friendly week-end at the Redberry Farm in George welcomes travellers, locals, couples and kids of all ages to experience the enchanting Garden Route in a most adventurous and berry spectacular way. This lovely farm is a very popular tourist attraction in the region, for both international and local visitors, especially those enjoying Garden Route Family Holidays.
The George Strawberry Festival presented by Ola is undoubtedly one of a kind, jam packed with fun-filled activities for all. Those enjoying this week-end long festival can expect delicious artisanal foods, good natured competitions, a variety of incredible games and of course, strawberries, strawberries and more strawberries…
Set to take place this year from 21 – 22 September 2019, the George Strawberry Festival presented by Ola 2019 boasts the slogan “The Country Life and Good Food Family Week-end!”. The main event, a daring yet rewarding one, is the Adult Strawberry Eat-Off, which challenges participants to devour as many strawberries as possible within a 3 minute time frame – if you are searching for the perfect platform from which to show off your enviable strawberry eating skills, then this is the challenge for you! For mini strawberry eating enthusiasts, the Kids Strawberry & Ice Cream Eat-Off is ideal. With some of the best strawberries in the Garden Route right under your nose, you will be hard-pressed not to overindulge. Team up with your partner for the unforgettable Redberry Farm Strawberry Stomping competition for the chance to win awesome prizes.
Foodies will not be left wanting at the upcoming George Strawberry Festival presented by Ola, as exceptional savoury and sweet dishes and delights can be enjoyed for the duration of the week-end. The inviting Strawberry Emporium will ensure that visitors are enjoying the best strawberry inspired snacks and treats over this wonderful week-end spent in the Garden Route, while the alluring SAB Beer Garden is the place to grab your beer of choice, as live local music creates an upbeat atmosphere. Rugby fans will even be able to keep track of the score on Saturday, so there is no missing out!
Other exciting features at this year’s festival include kid’s attractions like the Frogfoot Kids Play Park, Ace Models Miss Strawberry Pageant, lively Lollos on-stage performances and popular Redberry Farm activities such as pony rides, bubble ball and bumper boats, pedal go-carts and the Redberry Express Mini Train. The little ones always love feeding the bunnies and making new friends while enjoying Redberry Farm’s wooden playground area.
This fresh air and countryside festival also incorporates inclusive trail runs that are powered by Outeniqua Refrigeration, with a modest 5 km fun walk/run and a scenic 9 km trail that highlights the serene beauty of picturesque strawberry fields and makes for amazing photograph opportunities. Throughout Saturday, fitness fans can also observe “Fittest in the Garden Route”, a Crossfit display of talents, while another exciting attraction to experience at this year’s George Strawberry Festival presented by Ola is the largest permanent Hedge Maze in the Southern Hemisphere, revealing 7 hidden stations along the way.
You won’t want to miss the incredible George Strawberry Festival presented by Ola 2019, a fantastic reason to book your Garden Route holiday accommodation in George.
Enjoy other activities and extend your stay in the Garden Route to embrace the start of warmer weather and more sunshine! Find out where you can delight in the best sundowners in the Garden Route, enjoy adventure filled hikes in some of the top hiking trails in the Garden Route or visit the nearby town of Knysna to experience unforgettable Ocean Odyssey Whale and Eco Tours.