Bloemfontein Rose Festival

2012-09-27 09:54

When: Monday, 22 and Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Where: Loch Logan Waterfront, Bloemfontein

Since its inception in 1976, the Bloemfontein Rose Festival attracts thousands of visitors and rose lovers from across South Africa and the world to experience and participate in this spectacle of roses and assortment of events taking place throughout the city.

Bloemfontein, meaning the "Fountain of Flowers", is widely considered the most appropriate destination for celebrating the rose with festivities centered around the Loch Logan Waterfront.

The Waterfront will play host to mass flower displays created by local nurseries as well as the official municipal rose festival display built by the Dept of Parks and cemetries of the Mangaung Municipality. The Free State Rose Society's champion Rose Cut Competition will also be hosted in the Mall, with approximately seven hundred entrants from across the country expected to take part.

Loch Logan Waterfront will also host the Miss Volksblad Rosebud competition, held in conjunction with the Volksblad daily newspaper. This competition is for little ladies between the age of three and four years old and attracts hundreds of entries from all over central South Africa.

Other activities in the city include a gardening competition presented by the Dept of Parks and Cemeteries. Bus tours from the Waterfront to the winning gardens will be available during the festival.

With over 15 000 roses on display, and a line-up of top class entertainment, Loch Logan Waterfront's participation will enhance the overall quality and success of this festival, establishing itself as the heart of this splendid cacophony of colour, entertainment and rose celebrations.

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