South Africa Food Festivals

Wondering which South Africa food festivals or local food & wine event to visit next? Whether visiting South Africa or living here, don't miss out on great foodie events in South Africa.

And if you enjoy sourcing and tasting good food like me, you will simply love attending these great South African food and wine festivals which are always a treat and wonderful inspiration.

South Africa Food Festivals

In our listing below we have included the most popular South African events for all provinces. 

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22 - 23 February 2019

Clarens/Free State

Clarens Craft Beer Festival. More info

23 February 2019

Cape Town/Western Cape

Cape Town Pizza & Pasta Festival in Greenpoint. More info


1 - 3 March 2019

Robertson/Western Cape

Hands-on-Harvest festival. More info.


13 - 14 April 2019

Paarl/Western Cape

Perdeberg Winery, Agter Paarl. More info

26 - 28 April 2019

Stellenbosch/Western Cape

South African Cheese Festival. More info.


4 - 5 May 2019

Riebeek Valley/Western Cape

Annual Riebeek Valley Olive Festival. More info


7 - 9 June 2019

Robertson/Western Cape

Wacky Wine Weekend in Robertson. More info

21 - 30 June 2019

Knysna/Western Cape

Knysna Oyster Festival. More info.



9 - 11 August 2019

Robertson/Western Cape

Robertson Slow Wine Festival. Annual wine festival in the beautiful Cape Winelands. More info

Last weekend in August 2019 - tbc

Calvin/Northern Cape

Hantam Meat Festival. More info.


21 - 22 September 2019

George/Western Cape

Strawberry Festival at Redberry Farm. More info

14 - 15 September 2019

Franschhoek/Western Cape

Franschhoek Uncorked Wine Festival. More info


11 - 13 October 2019

Robertson/Western Cape

Robertson Wine on the River. Family Entertainment in the Winelands. More info

30 October 2019 - 1 November 2019


RMB Winex at the Sandton Convention Centre. More info


mid November 2019

Ficksburg/Free State

Cherry Festival. More info


various locations

Don't forget the many Christmas Markets where you can find festive seasons delicacies. More info



various locations

Don't forget the many Christmas Markets where you can find festive seasons delicacies. More info

South Africa Food Festivals and Hospitality Expos 2020

1 - 3 March 2020


Food & Hospitality Africa 2018 (now includes Hostex and Ifea) at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg/Gauteng. More info

These events are listed with links to event organisers so you can get more information and find out where to buy tickets. Enjoy these great South Africa food festivals and if you like this page, please spread the word and share with your family and friends.

Many exhibitions and shows in the South African food and drinks sector do not only cater to trade visitors but also are open to the public. Lekker living in South Africa!

Read more about Food and Drinks in South Africa here

and the special food section on ExpatCapeTown here

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Disclaimer: This events listing is for information purposes only. You should contact the event organiser to confirm any dates in advance.

Image Credits for Events in October: Image by various events organisers. Other images by SATourism, Shutterstock and own images.

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