Weekend already?  Hallelujah!  And there’s plenty of fun to be had, with lots on the go for all sorts.

Here are this week’s picks, taken from the Mother City Living What’s On calendar.

Rocking the Daisies ‘Play hard, tread lightly’

Picture 18Right, so this one doesn’t need much of an intro, I don’t suppose.  I still haven’t been, but it sounds absolutely awesome.  Great local bands, a weekend in the great outdoors… I’m sure it will be fantastic!

And, this festival is probably as green as you can get:  “From transport initiatives, solar and wind powered electricity, bio-diesel generators and LED lighting to complimentary bio-degradable soaps and shampoos, recycling and tree planting initiatives, Rocking the Daisies explores every avenue to make this the most carbon neutral green event possible.”

Rocking the Daisies takes place from 9-11 October at Cloof Estate in Darling. Visit www.rockingthedaisies.com to find out more.

Franschhoek Uncorked

franschhoek_uncorkedCelebrating the end of a long winter, Franschhoek throws open its doors and invites visitors to spend a weekend sampling the new vintages and releases produced by their renowned wineries.

For only R60 you’ll get a festival passport, a glass, a complimentary shuttle service between farms and free tastings of the wines on offer at any of these wineries – which is a pretty good deal!

Franschhoek Uncorked takes place on 10 and 11 October 2009 at various wineries around the valley. Visit Franschhoek.org.za to find out more.

Breedekloof Outdoor Festival

breedekloofAnother weekend-long festival involving wine, only this one has a strong outdoorsy component.  In addition to being able to sip award winning wines, activities include live music, food and wine pairing, quad-biking, mountain-biking and fynbos hikes, as well as a tagged fishing contest and fun runs, trail runs and adventure challenges.

And, after you’ve worked up a hunger, you sample a range of delights – everything from Oysters to potjiekos, spitbraai and a skaapkop dinner.  Festival passes only cost R30, but don’t include a shuttle.

The Breedekloof Outdoor festival takes place in the Breedekloof Valley, with events hosted at the wineries in the Rawsonville, Slanghoek, Goudini and Breede River areas. To find out more, visit www.breedekloof.com

Biscuit Mill Vintage Market

ngm_vintage_fair1An exciting new addition to the market scene is the Vintage Market at the Biscuit Mill.  It kicks off for the first time this Sunday and promises to showcase hand selected vendors who sell products they have themselves sourced, refurbished, preserved or hand crafted.

The Vintage Fair will take place every Sunday from 9am to 4pm at the Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Rd, Salt River, Cape Town.  Visit www.vintagefair.co.za or email info@vintagefair.co.za to find out more.

Upcoming events to look out for

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