It’s Wildsfees time again

2016-05-25 06:00
One of the highlights of the Spar Kirkwood Wildsfees this year is the Zip Zap Circus from Cape Town. Jason Barnard of Zip Zap was at the launch of the festival on Friday.                  Photo: THEO JEPTHA

One of the highlights of the Spar Kirkwood Wildsfees this year is the Zip Zap Circus from Cape Town. Jason Barnard of Zip Zap was at the launch of the festival on Friday. Photo: THEO JEPTHA

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THE annual SPAR Kirkwood Wildsfees, promises a weekend of “Wild and Wonderful” experiences for the whole family.

From Friday, June 24 to Sunday June 26 the Sundays River town of Kirkwood will be home to the first Zip Zap Circus performances in the Eastern Cape, pop group EDEN on stage in the province for the first time after the group got together again, while the youngsters have a wild time in their own festival-within-a-festival.

On the giant Windhoek stage will be an array of top South African artists.

“We consciously cater for all age groups. Thousands of people come for the day to shop at the more than 350 specialist stalls, to treat all five senses to wonderful experiences, and to enjoy the entertainment which is included in the entrance fee,” says festival director Jenni Honsbein.

One of the highlights this year is the Zip Zap Circus from Cape Town, which will be presenting a show called “Fun Factory”.

Kids and the young at heart will be enthralled by the Frozen Forest, with Snow Queen Frostina in regal attendance.

There is also a serious business side to the festival, which hosts the Eastern Cape’s premier game auction, as well as the biggest agricultural show, the Unifrutti Agri Expo, and one of the biggest new vehicle expos in the country.

There will be big-screen rugby for those who cannot make it to the SA-Irish test in Port Elizabeth, with some of the actors from the soapie “Getroud met Rugby” helping to cheer for the Bokke.

Artists on the Windhoek Stage – the biggest stage in the Eastern Cape – include ADAM, Broers, Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels, Arno Jordaan, Emo Adams, Manie Jackson and Blackbyrd.

On Sunday the festival will also be celebrating 40 years of Country music with Lance James, Barbara Ray, Jody Wayne, Clive Bruce and Tommy Dell.

Adrenalin junkies will be able to see the action from a height of up to 30 metres before going wild and “BagJumping” for the first time in the Eastern Cape, or any of the other rides at the fun fair.

Other favourite attractions include the Walk on the Wildside experience, skaapkop langtafel, mohair expo and cooking demonstrations and simply chilling out in the Tiki Island Style Bar.

Gates open from 9am and festinos can party late into the night.

Tickets are available from the SPAR Kirkwood Wildsfees office on 042 230 0064 or go to for more information.


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