Festival to spice up Easter weekend

2016-02-25 06:00

SAND . . . Sun . . . Sea . . . fun . . . people . . .

It is all systems go to make the beach the best place to be this March. Jeffreys Bay Tourism Organisation is set to spice up residents and visitors’ Easter weekend with an exciting blend of sports, food, music, stalls and activities.

According to Jeffreys Bay Tourism Organisation Chairperson, Deon Freemantle, the organisation in conjunction with the Kouga Municipality, will host a beach festival from March 25 to March 27 - breathing new life into Jeffreys Bay over this holiday period.

“The festival will loosely resemble the Shell Festival of the olden days, but just on a much smaller scale to start off with,” says Freemantle.

The line-up will have something for everyone. Food-lovers can enjoy a night market on March 25, while those that love to constantly be on the move can unleash their competitive spirit by putting their mettle to the test du-ring a game of beach volleyball, beach touch rugby or beach soccer from March 25 to 28.

For the children and those young at heart, there will be a fun treasure hunt and a sand castle competition.

The festival will come to an end with a church service on the beach on the Sunday.

There will also be a variety of stalls at the festival on March 26. Freemantle assured that the stalls will only boast high quality and handmade products that are mainly produced locally.

Name the festival

This festival is still without a name and the organisers decided to leave it up to the public to decide on a name. The only requirement is that the name must be unique to Jeffreys Bay, says Freemantle.

The sender of the winning name will win a weekend for two at the Seashells Luxury Apartment and B&B in Jeffreys Bay. The prize includes breakfast. The winner will furthermore walk away with two bottles of wine.

To enter, find the Jeffreys Bay Tourism logo on the Kouga Express Facebook Page (Kouga Express Newspaper) and type your suggestion in the comment section.

The competition comes to a close at noon on March 1.

For more information or to book a stall, contact the Jeffreys Bay Tourism Office at 042 293 2923.

Alternatively, send an email to info@jeffreysbaytourism.org.

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