A Biltong Festival that ‘meats’ all your needs

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The first FS Biltong Festival celebrates a proudly South African delicacy.

All biltong lovers are invited to join in on the fun of the first annual Free State Biltong Festival. The City of Roses will play host to the event which will be held on the weekend of 27 to 29 July at the Ramblers Club.

The festival will kick off at 15:00 on Friday with a different starting time for Saturday and Sunday (10:00). The event celebrates a proudly South African delicacy which is considered to be an inheritance from our forefathers who resorted to preserving their meat by sun drying it.

The Free State Biltong festival, which is only three weeks away, will be a family affair providing entertainment for adults and children alike. Attendees can expect live performances from local talent such as Nelien Smith (who will be performing on Saturday) and Naledi Mohapi (who is performing on Sunday). The young ones can look forward to the kiddies’ area, which will provide hours of fun. Stalls will be on display and demonstration of products and services will be provided to biltong lovers. Competitions, wine tasting, a regional butcher’s challenge and a craft beer bar and restaurant are more features that people can look forward to. It will prove to be something that cannot be missed.

When asked about what the organisers hope to achieve with the festival, the media liaison officer, Janay Naicker, said: “For patrons to relax and have fun, to celebrate South Africa’s most loved snack while inspiring community engagement with the people and businesses.”
Tickets can be bought at Pick n Pay or online at Webtickets (the link can be found on the Free State Biltong Festival Facebook page). The entrance is free for children under the age of 12.

For enquires, contact Janay Naicker on 072-293-6727 or send an email to vsbiltongfees@gmail.co.za. You can also visit the Free State Biltong Festival Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages for more information (@vsbiltongfees).