Franschhoek Bastille Day Festival 2018

Posted on the June 7th, 2018

It’s that time of year again to whip out your red, white and blue as South Africa’s leading wine and food destination, Franschhoek hosts the annual Bastille Day Festival on 14 & 15 July.

Locals and visitors from around the globe are invited to join in celebrating the centuries-old French heritage at the iconic Huguenot Monument. Grab the opportunity to sample word-class wines from Franschhoek’s best wine makers and tantalize your taste buds with food from celebrated local chefs.

Bastille Day Franschhoek

The central Food & Wine Marquee will keep you protected from the winter chill whilst still offering exquisite views of the surrounding mountains. The marquee will be adorned with food stalls from well-known eateries, as well as a range of champagne, wine-tasting and craft beer stalls with a wide variety of options to indulge in. There will also be live music whilst you sip and savour the wines of the valley.

Franschhoek Events

The Bastille Day Festival is rooted in tradition and this year marks the 25th year that the festival has been celebrated in the popular South African French corner. Besides food and wine, festival-goers can look forward to the famous Barrel Rolling Competition where employees from the various Franschhoek wine estates battle it out to secure the champion title.

Bastille Day Festival

Included in the festival activities is the SPCA’s largest and longest running boules competition which anyone can enter. Festival-goers will be treated to a performance by the delightful Delta Valley Entertainers and a quirky caricature artist capturing your Bastille Day experience. There will also be the traditional minstrels’ parade as well as craft stalls, a farmers’ market and children’s activities.

Franschhoek Bastille Festival

Bastille Day Festival 2018 Tickets:

  • R350 (Saturday entry) &

  • R280 (Sunday entry)

It includes entry, a complimentary tasting glass, a booklet of five wine tasting coupons and a R20 voucher which is redeemable on the day. Additional coupons can be purchased on the day. As tickets are limited pre-booking via is strongly advised. Children under 18 enter for free. Make sure you don’t miss out on this exciting event, filled with French flare.

Bastille Day Festival

For the ultimate Bastille Festival experience, complement your Bastille Day Festival 2018 weekend with the best Franschhoek accommodation at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa. Receive 2 FESTIVAL TICKETS & 15% OFF when you stay 2 nights or more. Subject to availability. Visit our website, email, or phone +27 (21) 876 8900 to secure your stay.

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