Fun for all at the Her­itage Fes­ti­val

Talk of the Town - - News - JON HOUZET

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.

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