THE Pietermaritzburg Food Festival (PMB Food Fest) is a lifestyle event that celebrates South African cuisine by giving people in the food and beverage industries an opportunity to showcase their businesses.The event will be held on September 23 at the Golden Horse Casino from 10 am to 11 pm. It is the first of its kind to be held in Pietermaritzburg and it promises to be a fun-filled day for the whole family.Patrons visiting the festival can expect to be treated to a variety of dishes prepared by professional chefs and caterers. More than 50 stalls are expected to showcase their culinary experience. The dishes expected to be served include gourmet food, pastries, finger food, traditional dishes, Indian cuisine, pizzas, spit braais, potjiekos, sushi, deserts, meat, vegetarian meals, smoothies and much more. Organisers have partnered with established beverage companies that will be setting up special gin, cocktail, craft beer and wine bars to ensure that patrons quench their thirst. A general beer garden will also be available where people can purchase cool drinks, beers, ciders and spirits.A pop-up fashion and craft village will be set up with more than 20 fashion stalls to provide visitors an unforgivable shopping experience. If you happen to like trying new recipes, be sure not to miss the food demo kitchen. This will be a special feature to the event allowing chefs to demonstrate their skills.The event will surely be for the whole family as the kiddie’s corner will be packed with exciting activities including rides, jumping castles and craft projects for the young ones to take home. Parents will be allowed to leave their kids in the kiddie’s village while they walk around stalls for some retail therapy. What would an outdoor experience be without music? The music enthusiasts will be glued on the main stage as we bring you top bands, artists and DJ’s that will keep you dancing to the rhythm all day long. In case you are wondering who our artists are, follow us on our social media pages as we will be revealing our line-up soon. On Facebook that’s Pietermaritzburg Food Festival and Instagram @PMBFoodFest.Another feature to the festival are the hospitality suites. These will be located in an exclusive area where companies can entertain clients and customers. People visiting the suites will get a VVIP experience as all the who’s who of PMB will be hosted in this section. Gates will open from 10 am until late. Tickets cost R70 and can be purchased through Computicket or you can visit www.goldenhorse.co.zaThe event is organised by Chilla Nathi Concepts in partnership with One Nation, which is a mother body for Broadway Lifestyle. Both companies are no strangers to the entertainment and lifestyle events scene. They have invested their time, financial resources and efforts to ensure that the event becomes a success. Chilla Nathi Concepts is the company behind the Chilla Nathi Cookout Experience, which has become very popular in Pietermaritzburg. This event seeks to capacitate small businesses in the food, beverages, art, craft, culinary arts, music & fashion industries. After just over a year in existence, the Chilla Nathi Cookout Experience has transformed the PMB lifestyle events space in a positive way due to the vibe it brings.Broadway Lifestyle is an upmarket shisanyama restaurant operating in Imbali Township, Unit 1. Their objective is to set a different trend and standard in the entertainment and lifestyle industry by giving their customers a unique township experience, offering top quality food, music and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Broadway lifestyle has organised massive musical events including Music Will Save the Day, Durban Jazz, Mhlaka PMB and many more. For more information on booking stalls or suites send an e-mail email@example.com or call 083 382 8822 or 079 786 1723. —Supplied.