The Sedgefield Slow Festival, held over Easter each year, is the only one of its kind in Africa.
Perfectly situated, Sedgefield is fast becoming a great family destination. The town is all about the outdoors; Sedgefield is a beautiful seaside village surrounded entirely by vegetated sand dunes, fynbos and lakes. It offers a myriad of fabulous family fun! Make your way to Africa’s first official ‘Slow Town’ to celebrate the yearly Slow Festival.
It’s a festival celebrating the real things in life: Wholesome Goodness, Family, Friends, Fun, the Outdoors and Great food. There are plenty of activities for the children and indeed the whole family to do. There is entertainment galore, much to see, great competitions to be won and best of all, many deserving charities are supported by monies raised during the festival. Not to be missed are a variety of exciting events including the Flying Bunny Beach Fling and Egg Dash, the Sand Sculpting Challenge, Wacky Pedalo Race, GeoSlow Treasure Hunt and Easter Monday sports day to entertain children and adults alike. The famous markets provide delectable foods, the best coffee and the ever popular organic products, arts and crafts to all whilst the Boulle Competition, Art in the Park, Paragliding Challenge, Dog Walk & fun show and Live musicians ensure entertainment around the clock.
Undoubtedly the highlight of the festival is the parade through town with the newly crowned Miss Slow Festival Queen, creature puppets by Roger Titley (of soccer world cup fame), giant dragons and more, providing a spectacular entourage for the event. With some of the finest dining along the Garden Route, a new addition to this great festival will be the Slow Fest Food and Wine Marquee which will offer visitors the opportunity to sample fine wines from some award-winning estates and indulge in mouth-watering dishes created by the town’s highly acclaimed chefs. Added to this will be the Slow Food Cook-off, sure to create a culinary stir!
Be sure to make the Slow Festival an annual calendar highlight and a weekend of unparalleled family fun and discovery. Book into any of the town’s quaint and affordable guesthouses and B&B’s and explore all that our Slow Town has to offer- on foot, by bike or by horse-drawn carriage.
Sedgefield Slow Festival 2013
The forth Slow Festival will be held in Sedgefield from 29 to 31 March 2013.
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Sedgefield Slow Festival 2012
The third Slow Festival was held in Sedgefield from 05 to 09 April 2012 and once again all expectations were confirmed when a even larger number of visitors participated in the festivities.
Sedgefield Slow Festival 2011
The second Slow Festival was held in Sedgefield from 22 to 27 April 2011 and all expectations were confirmed when large numbers of the community and visitors from other parts of the country participated in this extravaganza.
Although small by comparison to other larger festivals, the Slow Festival is unique in many ways; it is the only one of its kind in Africa, it showcases the quality of life in the area, all the events held had a strong family theme and many deserving charities were supported by monies raised during the festival.
A variety of exciting events were held such as the Flying Bunny Beach Fling and Egg Hunt, as well as the Sand Sculpting Challenge which entertained children and adults alike.
The infamous markets provided delectable foods, beverages and the ever popular organic products to all whilst the Boulle, Backgammon and Live bands ensured entertainment at Scarab Village until late into the evening.
Undoubtedly the highlight of the festival was the parade through town with the Miss Slow Festival Queen being crowned, and creature puppets by Roger Titley (of soccer world cup fame) providing a spectacular entourage for the event.
Judging by the phenomenal growth and participation in this event the Slow Festival is destined to become one of Sedgefield’s most popular events which will attract large numbers of people into this tranquil village during the Easter period, providing fantastic family entertainment in this beautiful part of the Garden Route whilst still maintaining the ethos of quality living for all.
Miss Sedgefield Slow Festival 2011