Fair moves to Fan­court

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - Weekend Life -

The 2018 Thou­sand Sen­sa­tions Fan­court Craft Liquor, Food and Mu­sic Fes­ti­val moves to its new venue at Fan­court Es­tate in Ge­orge on Fri­day, hav­ing pre­vi­ously been held in Wilder­ness.

Visi­tors to the two-day event on Fri­day and Satur­day September 21 and 22 can ex­pect 26 craft beer brew­eries, seven craft ar­ti­sanal dis­til­leries, four wine cel­lar la­bels, 12 food stalls, one liqueur stand and some non-al­co­holic craft drink stalls to boot.

All of this may be en­joyed at leisure in a com­bined tented area of more than 1,700m².

A line-up of 12 artists will en­sure fes­ti­val-go­ers rock to 18 hours of mu­sic.

There will be am­ple safe park­ing and pub­lic trans­port from bus ser­vice Go Ge­orge.

“We use the words ‘craft liquor’ to in­clude craft beer as the fo­cus, but our fes­ti­vals are com­ple­mented by craft gin, brandy, whisky, rum and liqueur. And do not forget the or­ganic wines and garag­istes ,” event or­gan­iser Alewijn Dip­pe­naar said.

“The main ob­jec­tive was to con­sol­i­date the fes­ti­val un­der one ‘roof’, even if it is a tented roof,” he said. “The growth of the fes­ti­val over the last four years has re­quired us to find a much big­ger venue.”

The or­gan­is­ers were grate­ful to Wilder­ness for help­ing to grow the fes­ti­val into one of SA’s big­gest “must at­tend” craft events, Dip­pe­naar said.

The pre-event craft liquor and food pair­ings are back, with three such events on of­fer.

The first took place at the Views Bou­tique Ho­tel in Wilder­ness on Thurs­day.

The sec­ond, at 101 Meade Restau­rant in Ge­orge on Mon­day, will host Robert­son, Ka­roo Craft, Cape Mead and Trig­ger­fish Brew­eries, as well as Hout­bosch and Du Toit­skloof Wine, with a twist of PANG Craft Liqueur and Qual­ito Craft Vodka.

The third will be hosted at Turn­berry Bou­tique Ho­tel in Oudt­shoorn on Tues­day.

The Thou­sand Sen­sa­tions Fan­court Fes­ti­val will run from 3 to 10pm on Fri­day and from 11am to 10pm on Satur­day.

Tick­ets are R80 a per­son (R140 for a week­end pass) and in­clude a 100ml and 340ml glass.

Tick­ets for chil­dren un­der the age of 18 are R40 each; kids un­der 12 get in free.

Book on­line at www.tick­etrush.co.za or buy your tick­ets at the venue on the day.

For ac­com­mo­da­tion book­ings, call Fan­court Es­tate on 044-804-0000 or con­tact the Outeni­qua Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion.

● For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Thou­sand Sen­sa­tions Face­book page or www.thou­sand­sen­sa­tions.co.za , or con­tact Alewijn Dip­pe­naar on 082-457-5675.or at dyn­dev@mweb.co.za

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