Adam Tas at the Groot Plaasproe
The popular Afrikaans singer Adam Tas is to perform at the Groot Plaasproe on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Sandringham Farm outside Stellenbosch. Farmies as well as Townies will enjoy this brand new experience of all things farm. Tas, also a farmer and nature lover, will be on stage from 16:30 to 18:15. He will sing songs from his latest album, “Patatas & Pyptabak”, as well as from his Johnny Cash tribute album. Nic Stevens, solo singer also known as one of “Die Broers”, will perform from 14:30 to 16:30 and Die Wildberries from 12:00 to 14:30. From 10:00 to 14:30, line dancers will entertain the crowd and show them the ropes to join in the fun.
The programme also include Boeresport (11:00 to 13:00), as well as the Big Ice-cream Eating Competition (13:15) for participants of all ages, and the Big Braai Competition (11:00 to 13:00) for solo or team braaiers, for which you may bring your own meat or buy meat from a stall. An array of artisan products such as wine, cheese, sosaties, roosterkoek, steak, yogurt and ice cream will be available for tasting and sale at stalls. Try out unique combinations such as boergoat meat and craft beer next to the braai, jaffles, skaapstertjies, wildspotjie, afvalpotjie, gin, biltong and droëwors, freshly baked farm bread, milktart, skaapkop, pap with smoor, milkshake and much more.
Children, even the ones who do not have a pet at home, can participate in the special Townies fun show (11:00 to 12:00) to lead a milk goat around the arena. Kids can ride ponies, visit a touch farm and meet miniature horses and donkeys. The programme also includes working sheep dog demonstration (12:00 to 13:00), sheep shearing (every hour from 10:00 to 13:00) and dog jumping and flyball competition (13:15 to 18:00). Have a go at judging by voting for the cutest animal in the Big Favourite Competition or pose with any animal to enter the Big Selfie Competition. Discover the difference between alpacas and lamas, see how different animals’ wool is spun and experience the crowning of the FNB Dairy Queen and the BKB Red Meat King or Queen. Rabbit lovers should not miss the Cape Rabbit Club’s Championship Spring Show – with a pet bunny show at 10:30.
The Groot Plaasproe forms part of the fourth Livestock, a world-class annual showcase of the South African livestock and dairy industry, attracting thousands of agriculture enthusiasts to Sandringham. It takes place from Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 October 2017 (from 09:00 to 18:00). Tickets are available from Computicket and the gate at R80 (Saturday), R60 (Thursday or Friday), R50 for pensioners and scholars (14 to 18 years) and free for children 13 years and under. Linedancers (or aspiring dancers) can buy discounted tickets from line dance judge Karin van der Merwe ([email protected] or 082 837 2682). Visit www.livestock.org.za for more information; follow Livestock on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or contact Agri-Expo on 021 975 4440 or [email protected].