Fun for all at the Heritage Festival
FROM a tug of war to a potjiekos competition and chilli pizza eating contest, there is much to look forward to at the Talk of the Town Heritage Festival on the Port Alfred High School fields on September 22.
There will be a variety of food stalls appealing to everyone’s palate, from pancakes and snow cones, to samoosas, curry and rice.
You can get a great cup of coffee at the EL Coffee stand, which may be familiar to locals as they recently sponsored a competition in TotT.
For connoisseurs of liquid refreshments, there will be a craft gin stall. There will also be a craft beer tent with craft beers from around the Eastern Cape, which will be run in conjunction with the Port Alfred Freemasons.
A big draw is the potjiekos competition. The entry fee is R200 per team, and after judging takes place for a winner, each team can sell their own potjie.
There will also be a chilli pizza eating challenge, where Tash’s Craft Bar will bring their hottest pizzas and the person who can eat their pizza the fastest wins.
The Eastern Cape Tug of War Championships returns to Kowie this year, also run by the Freemasons. Entry is R400 per team. Teams must comprise eight people – one anchor, six pullers and a cox. There have to be ladies’ teams and men’s teams – no mixed teams.
Each team can also nominate one person to enter the strong man competition.
Local charities will be well represented at the festival, with stalls by the SPCA and Hospice. Rotary will sell their famous kudu burgers and may have more on offer besides.
A children’s clothes maker in Kenton will also have a stall at the festival.
There will be lots to keep children occupied at the festival. Port Alfred High School will run a KidZone, where tickets can be purchased for a haunted house, photo booth, dress up box, jumping castle, giant slippery slide, tombola, lock and key game, bike/trike/scooter track, target golf, biscuit decorating, and a this-and-that market.
All funds from the KidZone will go to the school pool renovation project.
There will also be a Little Miss Kowie competition, and for boys and girls there will be a superhero costume contest, where the winners will be selected based on creativity and confidence.
The entry fee to the festival will be R20 for adults and R10 for kids. The official charity which TotT will support with funds raised is Sunshine Coast Hospice.
Contact Anneli on (046) 624-4356 for more information, or to submit entries for the potjiekos competition and tug of war championships.