A sweet potato festival? Who would’ve thought…

Jun 9, 2018 | Activities, Blog

This festival has been going for 25 years. It’s the Napier Wine and Patat (Sweet Potato) festival – taking place this year from 15-17 June.

In fact, the festival, in the small town of Napier in the Overberg, started as a country get-together, to pay homage to the sweet potato – grown here in previous years.


With the festival now turning 25, some activities were added to the itinerary: including the Black Oystercatcher wines, joining the Elim Wine Growers at the Elim Wines Marquee.

So we’ll be stationed at JD Bistro, just off Napier’s Main Road, pouring wine for festival go-ers (and the brave runners and cyclists taking part in the adventure activities). When you buy a ticket, you also receive a free wine glass.

But there are also a few more unusual reasons to join this festival: and one of the most famous is the scarecrow competition. During the weekend, scarecrows are placed throughout the small town (just look out for the scarecrow ‘traffic officer’ catching speeding motorists as they enter the town).


Then on Saturday…

Look out for the classic cars, vintage tractors, dancing groups and prancing animals, as they take to the streets during the Carnival Parade.

We’re proud to join this culturally-rich town, as we celebrate the heritage of Napier, and the broader Overberg.

There’s more info here: www.napierwinepatatfees.co.za


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