Franschhoek Bastille Day Festival 2019

Posted on the June 13th, 2019

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 13 & 14 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 world-class wines from Franschhoek’s best winemakers and tantalize your taste buds with food from celebrated local chefs.

Bastille Day Festival 2019

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 26th 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. There will also be other fun events to enjoy throughout the day such as tray-top wine balancing competition.

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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 2019 Tickets and Times:

  • R395.00 per person for the Food and Wine Marquee which includes a complimentary tasting glass, wine tasting coupons, and a R20.00 voucher redeemable on the day.

  • The festival is open from 11:00 – 17:00 on Saturday and 11:00 – 15:00 on Sunday.

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 2019 weekend with the best Franschhoek accommodation at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa. Take advantage of our Festival Special and receive 2 FESTIVAL TICKETS plus 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 today.

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