November Events and Festivals

November is a great month for events and festivals across South Africa. Here’s a taste of what’s on:

Annual Ficksburg Cherry Festival - 19th November 2002 to 21st November 2002
Held over three days the Annual Ficksburg Cherry Festival has been running for 42 years and is a celebration of this town’s famous crop which covers some 500 hectares of land and brings a yield of approximately ten tonnes per hectare. The festival takes place in the scenic town of Ficksburg, attracts up to 30,000 visitors and is jam packed with entertainment for all the family.

Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Race 2002 13th November - 15th November 2002. This brand new mountain bike event kicks off on the 13th November 2002 and comprises a three day ride consisting of teams of two cyclists. The route covers 230km of the Cape Winelands encapsulating the beauty and unspoilt landscape that is the Western Cape.

Somerset East Country Market 14th November 2002, Eastern Cape
This years' Somerset East Country Market takes place on the 14th November 2002 at the Somerset East Museum hosted by the Friends of the Somerset East Museum. This lovely festive market, held in the museum market grounds takes place between 0200am and 1800pm and is a great opportunity to pick up gifts, produce, plants and country products.

The Helderberg Picnic Festival is held at Dellrust Wine Farm in Somerset West. The Helderberg Picnic Festival will be held on 23, 24 & 25 November 2002 at the beautiful Dellrust Winery in Somerset West. Listen to live background music staged by local performers in a relaxing atmosphere. Browse through the arts & craft market and let your toddlers and kids enjoy the kiddies corner. Old and young will be entertained by organised games and activities.

England v South Africa Cricket Tour 2002/2003
The England Cricket Team will be touring South Africa during November 2002 through to January 18th 2003. Arriving slightly earlier than originally planned the England Team will play a couple of warm-up fixtures before starting their schedule of Twenty20, One Day Internationals and Test Matches.

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