Monday, 17 September 2012

Montagu Makiti Family Heritage Festival

Mmontagumakitiontagu, the dried fruit pantry of South Africa, will be celebrating its rich heritage with the town’s first ever Family Heritage Festival. The Montagu Makiti runs from 21 to 24 September and promises to be unforgettable fun for the whole family.

“First up is a sort of travelling road show. Cape Town experts from the company Stephen Weltz, will be in attendance at the Montagu Country Hotel on Friday afternoon. For R25 Rand (by appointment) people can have an expert opinion on pieces of art, bric a brac, even furniture.

In the evening Barry and Hilton Preston will be presenting a Mime Time show for adults at the Montagu Junior School Hall. It is a show format that has proved very popular. Local personalities will be on stage for various and hilarious skits. Next day the show will be on again with different content for family viewing.

Meanwhile, on Friday afternoon, and probably well into the night, things will be hectic at the Kaap Agri yard, where floats will be busy being assembled for the Saturday morning carnival. Yes, carnival. The word Makiti means ‘jollification’, and the carnival parade through town should be the very essence of that, with costumed dancers, bands, drum majorettes and even some famous people, dead and alive, turning up in the shape of life sized carnival puppets made by pupils of Montagu High School.

makiti_potjiekosThe parade starts at 10 o’clock at Kaap Agri, and makes its way through town to end at the rugby field, but that is far from the end of that. The field will also be alive with entertainment. There will be Jukskei, Rugby and Heritage Sports events as well as a Pikkie Potjie competition to fill up the afternoon.

At Avalon Springs and Montagu Springs big things will be happening too. From Friday afternoon to Monday there will be live music. The Avalon Car Park will be a giant tent arena for pretty much non-stop entertainment. There will be stalls, puppet shows and much else. In the gardens next door at Montagu Springs, local artists will be showing off their work. From the Springs end of town there will be a shuttle trailer service to Cabrieres a few kilometres away. Cabrieres is the venue for “LOVE OLIVE PITSTOP”, more music, wine tasting and Showcase of Langeberg product stalls.

montagu_golfOn Saturday and Sunday Montagu Dried Fruit are sponsoring two days of golf with fabulous prizes at the Montagu Club. Golfers from all over the Western Cape are expected, and if you have a handicap, this is not to be missed.

And finally, on Monday morning the WSPCA’s annual ‘Mutts March’ at the Nature Garden should bring out a fine parade of furry friends. All in all it is a packed programme, far too full to be covered here in detail.”*
*Taken from the official Montagu Makiti website

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