Another jam-packed weekend ahead… Ah, we Capetonians have such a rough life.  Here’s what’s on for the next couple of fun-lovin’ days…

Cape Homemakers Expo

3-6 September.  10am-9pm (Sunday: 10am-6pm).  Entrance R50 for adults, R30 for pensioners.  Kids under 12 free. (get a free ticket here – banner up top of the page) (EVENT INFO)

The Cape Homemakers Expo is back – and if you’re looking for some green living tips, you might just find some in the show’s ‘Green Living area’.  Whilst I wasn’t blown away by the products on display last year, I’m interested to see whether they’ve upped their game this time around.

Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market & Hearth Fair

Saturday 5 September. 9am-2pm. Oude Libertas, Stellenbosch. (EVENT INFO)

The fabulous SFGM has a new place to call home: Oude Libertas (just around the corner from Bosman’s Crossing, where it has always been held before now).  I’m looking forward to seeing what the new venue will be like, and to see the new addition of a designer market, the Hearth Market.

Noordhoek Spring Fair

Saturday 5 September.  10.30am-12.30pm.  Free (some games may have fees). (EVENT INFO)

This one’s (mostly) for the kids… a big ol’ carnival with games and competitions to keep little ‘uns busy.  And perhaps a little turn in at The Foodbarn Deli for some treats for the adults?  Methinks this would be a most excellent plan.

Conscious Living Brunch

Saturday 5 September.  8.30am-noon.  Mel’s Kitchen, Rondebosch. Tickets are R150 including organic breakfast and informative speakers.   (EVENT INFO)

The Conscious Living Brunch is an event aimed at giving you and me some tips and advice on how to live more consciously in all aspects of life – body, mind and soul.  You might find there are still a few tickets left, so if you’re keen for a relaxing morning and interesting discussions, contact Paula at to secure your place.

Melkbosch Food Fair

Saturday 5 September, 9am-3pm.  Melkboschplaas, Melkbosstrand (EVENT INFO)

This festive fair held in a big old barn yard situated on the Melkboschplaas, on the R27 opposite the Atlantic Beach Golf Estate in Melkbosstrand. It is, organisers tell me, a “food fair with many many food traders from fresh and organic to wonderfully decadent”, with plenty of outdoor and indoor activities for the kids and, for dads, a big screen for sport. Contact details: or call Haley Baguley on 084 5865 717 or 021 553 3922.

Tea & Poetry at the Tea Emporium

Saturday 5 September. 10.30am.  R30 (includes tea and snacks). RSVP: Hajira: 021 674 6066. (EVENT INFO)

Rather like the sound of this one…“Tea and Poetry”: Tania van Schalkwyk reads from Hyphen, joined by Seni Seneviratne, and Hajira Khalfe introduces you to the intricacies of tea. The Tea Emporium is located on the lower ground of Cavendish Square, not far from the health shop.  If I wasn’t already otherwise engaged, I’d go just to hear Tania’s incredible voice again, like I did at DEEP (at the Aquarium).

Slow Food Community Market

Saturday 5 September, 10am-3pm. Lansdowne Methodist Church (info)

The Slow Food Community Market is a mix of organic produce, traditional foods and hand made art and craft. On sale will be organic vegetables herbs, plants, raw organic honey, olives and onion marmalade. Introducing reflexology at the special price of R100 per treatment. Plus “Hot calamari, halaal roti’s and curry, boerewors rolls, vegetarian breyani ,curry, snacks and sweets, organic jams, lemon anchar, honey. delectable baked cakes, light as air cupcakes, arts and crafts, handfilled chocolates, konfyt and many more”.

Contact Sheena 083 414 8538/021 761 5411 or Petrina 083 281 7198.

Obs Holistic Lifestyle Fair

Sunday 06 September.  10am-4pm.  Observatory Recreation Centre – off Station and Lower Main Roads.  Entry R8 for adults. (EVENT INFO)

The Fair hosts a wide variety of holistic therapists, life counsellors and healing practitioners who can help you achieve the focus and wellbeing you need to live a healthy, balanced life.  Other highlights of the Fair include vegetarian and organic food, ‘green’ products, plants and herbs, esoteric books and world music, unusual handmade goods, funky clothing, body art and jewellery, décor, art and craft and much more.

Kirstenbosch Winter Concert Series:  BOULEVARD BLUES

Sunday 06 September ‘09.  18h30.  Tickets:  R100.  Kirstenbosch Restaurant. (event info)

On Sunday evenings between May and October, Kirstenbosch hosts an indoor winter version of their popular concerts at the Silvertree Restaurant.  The R100 ticket price includes a welcome drink and a starter.

For bookings please call 021 762-9628 or email: or

Upcoming Events to look out for:

(Photo taken at the Earth Fair Market, also on this weekend)

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