Snoek & Patat Festival 30 June - 1 July 2017 << go back


posted on 12 June 2017

 

Enjoy a feast of local food and culture at this quaint West Coast town’s annual seafood fiesta!

Looking for something to do with the whole clan? Escape the hubbub of the Mother City and immerse yourself in West Coast culture at the family-friendly 2017 Snoek and Patatfees in Goedverwacht, near Piketberg, on Friday, 30 June 2017.

Started in 2001, this celebration pays homage to the entrepreneurial initiatives of the seasoned farmers of the town, a former mission station with a rich history and heritage. As the story goes, since many of the mission station’s residents were seasonal labourers, income during the winter months was scarce. Thus, the farm folk would fill up their carts with sweet potatoes, which they cultivated themselves, and make the trek to West Coast towns to trade with the fishermen for yummy snoek. And so, the long-standing tradition of the festival was born.

Though, it was only in 2008 when popular Afrikaans music acts also joined the festival line-up that the yearly celebration really took root in the hearts, minds and mouths of locals and visitors alike.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE 2017 SNOEK AND PATATFEES

A FESTIVAL OF FOOD: With more than 70 stalls scheduled to exhibit, attendees can look forward to devouring some truly excellent fare, including famed local nosh like biltong and crayfish. And of course, the festival’s ever-popular dish of snoek and sweet potato (what else) with a coal-baked bread will be on sale.

LIVE MUSIC AND SPORTS SCREENINGS: This year, the festival’s line-up is better than ever with The Rockets, Tribal Echo, Afrikaans Ruk, VMR and David Merwe all having confirmed.

KIDS ACTIVITIES: Apart from the typical run-of-the-mill kid’s festival activities, like face painting and balloon art, there will also be a programme of things to do for little ones. Adults can relax knowing their wee ones are well cared for.

TICKETS FOR THE 2017 SNOEK AND PATATFEES

Adult tickets cost R80p/p, while children between six and twelve years of age pay R30p/p. A weekend pass will cost R120p/p at the coffee shop. All ticket queries can be directed to +27(0)60 438 8866. The festival begins at 8am.

 

 

Programme : Friday 30 June 2017 

 

19H00 – TILL 24H00

KARAOKE MET DJ GEOFF

20H00 – TILL LATE

DISCO DANS MET DJ SAXIE

 

Programme: Saturday 01 July 2017

 

 

08H00 – 09H00

TROMPOPPIES (IN DIE STRAAT)

09H00 – 09H15

OPENING EN VERWELKOMING (EERW. LESCH)

09H15 – 09H30

TROMPOPPIES

09H30-10H30

PUBLIC ATTENTION

10H30-10H45

CHRISTO VD RHEEDE

10H45-11H15

TALITHA

11H15 – 11H30

BERGRIVIER BURGERMEESTER

11H30 – 12H30

DIE PAPIER FAMILIE BAND

BREAK

(RIELDANSERS TUSSEN DIE GEHOOR)

12H45 – 13H15

SON (PROMOTION)

13H15-14H15

SIMPLY SMOOTH

BREAK

(RIELDANSERS TUSSEN DIE GEHOOR)

14H30 – 15H00

MAYA SPECTOR (VOICE SA SEASON 2)

BREAK

MATTHEW POOLE & DANCERS TUSSEN DIE GEHOOR

15H15 – 16H45

MONIQUE HELLENBERG (VOICE SA SEASON 2)

16H45 – 17H45

EL CLAY

20H00 – TILL LATE

DJ SAXIE DISCO

 

 

 

 

 

Snoek & Patat Festival 30 June - 1 July 2017


Snoek & Patat Festival 30 June - 1 July 2017