Enjoy gourmet food and wine at the Franschhoek Bastille Festival
Enjoy gourmet food and wine

The Franschhoek Bastille Festival 2019 makes the perfect excuse to dress up in your best French attire as you join in festivities celebrating Franschhoek’s French heritage.

The event will be located at the Franschhoek Huguenot Monument on 13 and 14 July, 2019.

If you plan on visiting the Food & Wine Marquee dress according to the theme – your finest red, white and blue French inspired outfit, and stand the chance of winning the Franschhoek Bastille Festival Best Dressed title. First, second and third prize winners will be drawn on both days.

The event offers the chance to sample a wide selection of Franschhoek wines together with a variety of delicious gourmet fare, available to purchase from some of the Valley’s well-known restaurants.

There’ll also be quirky caricature artist available to capture your Bastille experience, the popular Porcupine Ridge Barrel Rolling Competition, plus live music. A beret and baguette add the extra pizzazz needed for a memorable Winelands French experience.

The Franschhoek village, which will also be ‘dressed’ in its finest French apparel, will be a hive of activity and add to the excitement the weekend has become known for.

The Porcupine Ridge Barrel Rolling Competition at the Franschhoek Bastille Festival
The Porcupine Ridge Barrel Rolling Competition at the Franschhoek Bastille Festival

Voucher, wine tasting coupons

Ample parking on the Marquee grounds will allow for comfortable walking distance to and from the village.

Franschhoek Bastille Festival tickets for the Food & Wine Marquee are R395, which includes entry, a complimentary tasting glass, wine tasting coupons and a R20 voucher redeemable on the day. Additional coupons can be purchased on the day.

Children under 18 enter for free. Franschhoek Bastille Festival times are 11am to 5pm on the Saturday, and 11am to 3pm on the Sunday.

What: Franschhoek Bastille Festival 2019
When: 13, 14 July 2019
Where: Franschhoek Huguenot Monument
Book tickets: www.webtickets.co.za
Info: www.franschhoekbastille.co.za