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George Cheese Festival

Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a care-free day of satisfying your tastebuds? Then get over to the Vodacom George Cheese Festival, taking place between 29-31 July 2011. There'll be culinary experiences galore, ranging from the Neethlingshof Tour de Cheese to the chocolate and whiskey tasting. Sound enticing enough? Other Attractions on the Menu Fashion lovers will be delighted that beloved South African fashion designer, Errol Arendz, will be making an appearance. He'll be presenting his latest designs in a special fashion show for all of George to see. It will include ready-to-wear items and shoe collections, not forgeting his internationally marketed DuSud range. Catch it in the hospitality tent on 28 July for just R150 per person, food included. Musical attractions include the likes of 2010 Idols winner Elvis Blue as well as a musical tribute to Neil Diamond and ABBA performed by ‘Disco and Diamonds’. And if you fancy something to wash down all those tasty cheeses, there'll be a brandy, port and whiskey tasting underway too. On the other hand, for those of you with some extra energy, you can participate in various sporting events - for the fit and not-so - taking place throughout the weekend. When? The festival kicks off on Friday, 29 July, from 3pm - 12 midnight (exhibitors stalls close at 9pm). On Saturday, 30 July, it is open from 10am – 12 midnight (exhibitors stalls close at 8pm) and on Sunday, 31 July, join the fun between 10am – 4pm. Where? The main festival is held on the premises of the Outeniqua Primary School, in Cathedral Street, George. Cost? Adults: R65 Children under 13: R30 (access to Cheese Festival only) McDonalds Kids Zone: R50 (access to Kids Zone & Cheese Festival & include vouchers worth R50) Pensioner’s special: R30 (Friday 29 July between 3-5pm and on Saturday 31 July between 10am-12 noon). Special weekend package: R150 How? Tickets are available from Computicket or at the entrance.   The Vodacom George Cheese Festival also has a very strong charity support policy, and it is run as a fundraising event by the PTA of Outeniqua Primary School. Over the last four years the festival has fed more than R200 000 back into the community. So not only will you be satisfying your appetite, but you'll also be making a difference in the lives of others.   georgecheesefestival.co.za