3 September 2022
09:00 to 16:00
The Boland town of Paarl will be celebrating spring with the return of the annual Waterblommetjie Festival on Saturday, 3 September. Three local wine farms have joined forces to showcase this indigenous, seasonal delicacy and will offer a fun-filled line-up for the whole family. Be sure to make your way to Paarl on 3 September 2022.
Visitors will be able to try waterblommetjies, which is only available for a short period each year, prepared in several different ways from the traditional waterblommetjies stew to soups, samosas, spring rolls and even decadent waterblommetjies ice cream. The participating wineries Domaine Brahms, Rhebokskloof Wine Estate and Windmeul Cellar are conveniently located within a five-kilometre, radius so festival goers can pop in at all three between 09h00 and 16h00. Great waterblommetjies and wine pairings as well as fabulous entertainment are also on the cards.
Three wine producers are celebrating the annual waterblommetjie season during the Waterblommetjie Festival on Saturday, 3 September, from 09h00 till 16h00. This indigenous edible flower is only in season during late winter and early spring and will be showcased in a variety of ways during a fun-filled day.
The colourful Domaine Brahms will start you off with a hearty farm breakfast before serving waterblommetjie stew, spring rolls and roosterkoek (fire baked bread) with waterblommetjie jam. Kids can enjoy the fabulous play area outside.
Rhebokskloof is certainly a family-friendly stop with loads of activities for young and old. Kids can enjoy traditional games, pony rides, face painting and amazing jumping castles, while the grown-ups sample a variety of waterblommetjies dishes, including the popular waterblommetjies ice cream.
Windmeul will be hosting their customary potjiekos competition, which will also feature their cellar master’s original waterblommetjies recipe. Outdoor enthusiasts can enter the Run the Vines trail run before tucking into some delicious waterblommetjies. The festival co-incide with the monthly Windmeul farmers’ market, where visitors can stock up on fresh local produce such as locally grown waterblommetjies. A special Windmeul waterblommetjies and wine pairing session will be presented. Limited seats are available. A dedicated play area with a jungle gym is available for younger visitors.
Free entry to all four venues can be secured with the donation of one tin of canned food per vehicle. The food will go the official festival charity – Athlone House of Strength, a shelter for abused women and children in Paarl.
For more information, visit www.waterblommetjiefees.com or @WaterblommetjieFees on facebook.