Do you have plans in October
FAIRLADY offers an overview of events happening during October.
5-6 October: Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction
Wine lovers will have an opportunity to taste over 52 auction wines at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction in the Stellenbosch Winelands Pre-Auction tasting. The next day Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction will take place at 9am.
Where: Stellenbosch Winelands, Cape Town
Ticket available at www.webtickets.co.za
6 October: Pick n Pay Women’s Walk
This month Pick n Pay Women’s Walk aims to raise awareness among women to get themselves regularly tested for breast cancer. The 5km walk takes place at Kenilworth Race Track and all funds raised will go to the PinkDrive campaign.
The PinkDrive campaign aim to improve breast cancer awareness and education by offering services to women across South Africa, particularly to those who do not have access to information on breast health.
Where: Kenilworth, Cape Town
Cost: Adults: R35, under 18s: R20
Entry forms are available online at www.pnp.co.za.
12-13 October: Breedekloof Festival
Breedekloof Festival is the place to be for wine lovers. The two day event will be spent tasting wines and enjoying live music. There will also be food stalls selling roosterkoek, sosaties and hotdogs. There will be an opportunity to play golf at the festival.
There will be a play area for the kids.
Where: Du Toitskloof Cellar, Cape Town
Cost: R60 per person for a festival pass with free entry and wine tastings at cellars in the Breedekloof area.
13 October: Laborie Paarl Rock Trail Run
Do you love running? Laborie Wine Farm is back for the annual Paarl Rock Trail Run event, in conjunction with the Drakenstein Municipality, to acknowledge Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There will be a 20km race and a 9km. All entrants are required to wear pink and will receive a complimentary bottle of Laborie wine.
Upon your return to the farm take a leisurely stroll through the popular Laborie Lazy Days’ Market.
Where: Laborie Wine Farm, Cape Town
Time: 9am 2pm
For more information on the trail run as well as costs and how to enter, visit www.trailrunning.co.za.
19-21 October: Robertson Wine on the River
Robertson Wine on the River is back on the banks of the Breede River for the 7th time. Visitors will enjoy the country side with a selection of over 300 wines from over 40 wineries, while soaking up the rhythm of live jazz, ballads and blues. The Robertson Farmers Market will host food stalls offering tasty meals. Tutored chardonnay tastings will be on offer in the Chardonnay Tent as well as river cruises.
There will be a wide selection of activities for children, which makes this a perfect family outing.
Where: Robertson Wine Valley, Cape Town
Cost: Depends on activity chosen
For bookings www.webtickets.co.za
26 October: Foreign Film Fridays
Do you love foreign movies? The last Friday in October Le Bonheur wine estate will be hosting a fun evening starting with watching the sun set behind the vineyards and mountains. Dinner will follow with wine and a movie.
The scheduled movie to look forward to is the 2006 documentary, called God Grew Tired of Us, which won the 2006 Sundance Grand Jury Prize.
Where: Le Bonheur wine estate, Cape Town
Cost: R45 per person for the film and wine only or R125 per person for the film, a Sudanese-inspired dinner and dessert.
26-31 October: Horrorfest
Halloween season is upon us and for the first time HorrorFest will open its doors to Johannesburg for horror movie fans. This all-encompassing event embraces all aspects of horror entertainment from its serious to its lighter side. This year the theme is: Frankenstein. Get dressed up and enjoy the festival.
Where: The Bioscope, Johannesburg
Time: Movies start at differernt times
Also at the Labia in Cape Town from the 24 October - 2 November.
Visit the Horrorfest website for full movie line-up and prices.
27 October: Indian Film Festival
If you love Bollywood movies you will be happy to hear that Utkarsh Projects has taken the initiative to promote Indian movies in South Africa. Come and meet your favourite celebrities and watch your favourite movies.
Where: Gallagher Estate, Johannesburg
Time: 10am – 9pm
31 October: Chase The Sunset Halloween Run
Enjoy a 5km or a 10km run through the vineyards with the start and finish line at the cellar to celebrate halloween. After working up an appetite you can enjoy delicious chicken burgers or boerewors rolls. There will be live music to enjoy and wine tasting and sales will be available for spectators and runners.
Don't forget to don your scariest outfit because the best dressed runner stands a chance of winning a prize.
Where: Durbanville Hills, Cape Town
Time: 5pm- 8pm
Cost: R60 per runner
Remember to bring a head lamp to use whilst running!