Here comes the weekend! What’s on in and around Cape Town (2 October ’09)

Well well, it looks like Cape Town might be having its first really summery weekend… and thank goodness for that, what with all the outdoorsy events on the go over the next couple of days!

Cape Outdoor Adventure & Travel Experience

Experience all things outdoorsy, with stalls offering information on outdoor gear, caravans, trailers, tents & accessories and over 150 destination exhibitiors ready to answer your questions about Slackpacking, National Parks, hiking, trailing and all that good rugged stuff ..

Some fun foodie aspects include the Kitchen Cowboys at play, and the Good Food Deli, specialising in “organic foods and wine tastings, deli products, cheeses, breads and much much more”.

Show Times:
Friday, 2 October: 10:00 to 19:00;  Saturday, 3 October: 9:00 to 19:00; Sunday, 4 October: 9:00 to 17:30  Event info.

Earthwave 2009

earthwave_surfersWhat an awesome weekend for a surfing event. Earthwave is a global environmental initiative that promotes sustainable lifestyle choices by harnessing the huge interest surrounding local surfing communities attempting to set a new Guinness World Record (GWR) for the highest number of surfers riding the same wave simultaneously.

This third annual edition of Earthwave will be staged at Muizenberg and on beaches worldwide on Saturday & Sunday, 3 & 4 October 2009.  Visit Wavescape to find out more. 

Season of Sauvignon

season_of_sauvignonToast the return of summer with a glass or three of sauvignon!  The Durbanville Wine Valley signals the start of white wine season with a jubilant week-end long celebration of ‘extreme fun’.

Wander from wine estate to wine estate, sampling the best white wines, and enjoying the entertainment provided (with a designated driver, of course).  

Dates & times:  2-4 October, various times.  Participating wine estates: AltydgedachtBloemendalD’AriaDe GrendelDe ValleiDiemersdalDurbanville HillsHillcrestKlein Roosboom, Meerendal and Nitída.  More info here.

Slow Food Community Market

The Slow Food Community Market is a mix of organic produce, traditional foods and hand made art and craft.  Market organisers are working very hard to make this market act as a community builder in the southern suburbs – one which focuses on offering the community healthy produce and traditional foods at affordable prices.

On sale will be cheese, homebaked bread,traditional Cape Malay foods, vegetarian fare and there will be a tame reflexologist to pamper your feet! More info.

Sat 3rd October at the Lansdowne Methodist Church, No 1 Prince Arthur Road Lansdowne. Time from 10am to 3pm. Contact Sheena 083 414 8538 or 021 761 5411 or Petrina 083 281 7198 or menngos@mweb.co.za 

And, two new markets to check out…

Two new city markets get their start this weekend: the Eden Market (Bloubergstrand) and the Natural Goods Market (Century City). 

Eden Market

eden_marketThis Saturday sees the launch of a new market in the Big Bay area.  The Eden Market is set to take place on the first and last Saturday of every month at Eden on the Bay, on Bloubergstrand.  On the cards: over 40 carefully selected traders’ stalls offering gourmet foods, and locally-made hand-crafted items. 

Dates: First and last Saturday of every month, starting 3 October 2009.
Times: 10am-4pm
Location: Eden on the Bay – Bloubergstrand, Big Bay (map)
Contact & Enquiries goodhopemarkets@telkomsa.net

The Natural Goods Market at Century City

NaturalGoodsMarket1A new monthly outdoor food and craft market to be held in Central Park, Century City.  According to organisers, you’ll find an assortment of “unique high quality traders selling a range of locally produced fresh, gourmet produce, organic goods, home bakes, preserves, wine, clothing, art, natural health and beauty products and quality crafts”. 

Dates: First Sunday of every month, starting 4 October 2009.
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Central Park, Park Lane in Century City (follow Intaka Island signs)
Contact & Enquiries naturalgoodsmarket@gmail.com or 021 5312173

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