Revived Prickly Pear Festival to be held at Cuyler Manor

2015-04-30 15:14
andlt;Loyiso Bala will be performing at the Prickly Pear Festival which will be held from 24-25 April at Cuyler Manor.

andlt;Loyiso Bala will be performing at the Prickly Pear Festival which will be held from 24-25 April at Cuyler Manor. Photo: SUPPLIED

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The Prickly Pear Festival is back. Revived and with a different feel to it, the festival was identified by the Uitenhage Museum Board as a means of raising funds to assist with the maintenance of the three museums in the Uitenhage area.

“Museums are an integral part of our history and forms a reference point for the people of the area. It is thus vital that we preserve our history in order to educate everyone living in and visiting the area,” said event manager Patrick “Tururu” Lindoor.

According to him the board faces various challenges to ensure the upkeep and maintenance of the museums.

Therefore a programme featuring various national artists was compiled catering for a diverse crowd with the aim to maximise the opportunity of raising much needed funds.

The weekend programme includes national artists Loyiso Bala, Arno Jordaan, soapie stars from 7de Laan namely Jo da Silva (Gita MacGregor) and Vinette Ebrahim (Aunty Charmaine).

Top local artists to perform at the festival include Chapter Three, Lee-Ann Wales andamp; Les Simons, Tururu, Transformaz and Early B The Rapper.

Other festival attractions include a Miss Prickly Pear beauty pageant, vintage car display by Concept Crew from Despatch, potjiekos competition, talent contest, kiddies arena, various stalls, go-karts and paint ball shooting.

People who are in interested in booking a stall, entering the Miss Prickly Pear beauty pageant or who want to enter the talent contest can email to or call Patrick Lindoor at 082 976 0976.

)The Prickly Pear Festival will be hosted from Friday, April 24th (12:00) to Saturday, April 25th (ending 23:00) at Cuyler Manor on the outskirts of the town near Transnet next to the R367 road

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