The next couple of months are choc-a-block with exciting, find fun-filled events and activities here in little old Stanford! It’s time to really come out of hibernation, treatment shake off the winter cobwebs and enjoy the marvellous sunshine and warmth. 

First up is Heritage Day, cialis and its long weekend! Stanford is the third best preserved village in the Western Cape, and we are truly proud of the many traditions and cultures that have shaped our beautiful town. We remember Stanford’s Mathilda May, a lovely old lady who defied the Group Area Act and become a local legend. This month we celebrate every one of Stanford’s diverse communities and invite you to come and spend some time with us.

On Thursday, 24 September, we have our annual Nose to Tail Trail, where you can take your dog for a long walk and stand the chance to win a prize. On Friday, 25 September, the whole family is invited to join us for a Heritage Treasure Hunt. Learn more about Stanford’s history while hunting for treasures using the heritage clues.

The evening of 25 September is a very important date – the much loved Stanford Sunset Market is back after a winter break. Come join us for good food and award-winning wines, and celebrate all things local, along with live music. The atmosphere and vibe at the Sunset Market is reason enough to come to Stanford for the whole weekend, so book your accommodation now.

The Viva Arts Festival is back in October. Are you artistic or creative? Why not join the Viva Foundation to paint and create art in the Stanford community. They are painting on different dates in September: 18 and 25, and then on 10 October they are painting and celebrating the art and the wonderful community in Stanford with the Viva Art Street Festival. Come and give the youth hope by painting together.

On the weekend of 2-4 October we have some great activities planned. On 3 October it is the well-known Annual NG Kerk Bazaar, which is accompanied by the NG Kerk Flower Show from 2-5 October. And also, that weekend Picnic Season starts up again! Be sure to join us at Klein River Cheese or one of our other popular picnic spots (see photo at the top). Beloftebos is also starting their monthly Summer Sunday Picnics on 11 October. Relax under the beautiful ancient oaks with live music and delicious treats.

Finally, Blom en Blitz Country Fair will be held on 31 October. Don’t miss this wonderful country fair taking place at Sir Robert Stanford Estate.

Click here for more information and events later in the year.

That’s all for now, folks. And remember, if anyone asks where you got your news… tell them you heard it through the Grapevine!