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Encounter EG Country and Garden Festival 2018 – 26, 27, 28 October
October 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Encounter EG began in 2011 with the vision of a group of people from Kokstad and surrounds to promote and expose the diverse and beautiful countryside of East Griqualand. Eight years on the EG Country and Garden Festival has grown to encompass and involve the communities of Kokstad, Cedarville, Matatiele, Franklin and Swartberg, providing several income-generating and employment opportunities both directly and through spin-off activities, benefitting businesses, the farming community, social services, schools and the local talent.
Each year the Festival committee has identified and presented beautiful country and town gardens and this year are proud to announce that there will be 18 gardens on display over the three day period. While the gardens remain the backbone of the Festival, the other events which have become an integral part of the weekend viz the Craft and Food Market, trail running, mountain biking, birding and progressive agricultural events are becoming just as popular. Add to this the music and food in the gardens, antiques and historical buildings, fine art, fishing, hunting, golf, pop up craft stores in the gardens, local quilters expo and great hospitality from all the locals and this Festival surely has something for everyone.
So pack your bags and come and spend the weekend in EG – you’ll never want to leave!