The biggest outdoor culinary event in Africa, the 2020 South African Cheese Festival, has been cancelled due to the national ban on gatherings of more than 100 people. The popular festival would be held for the 19th time this year from Saturday 25 to Monday 27 April 2020 at Sandringham outside Stellenbosch.
The Council of Agri-Expo, the organiser of the South African Cheese Festival, has consulted widely with the provincial government and other stakeholders over the past week in the face of growing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Johan Ehlers, Chief Executive Officer of Agri-Expo, thanked the festival’s partners, exhibitors and supporters for their understanding and patience. “The SA Cheese Festival annually provides a platform for cheesemakers and entrepreneurs from across the country to showcase their products to up to 30 000 festival-goers. The cancellation of the SA Cheese Festival will have a definite economic impact.”
All paid tickets will be reimbursed by Computicket with ticket holders who will be contacted directly by Computicket. The 20th South African Cheese Festival will take place from Saturday 24 to Monday 26 April 2021 at Sandringham outside Stellenbosch.