THE quaint quirky village of Bathurst will now also be home to an event billed as the Bathurst Country Affair, to be held from October 26 to 28 and which Kingston Farm and other local businesses will also participate in.
Convenor Tanya Schenk said the main drawcard would be six national chefs – including the likes of SA Chefs Association past president Martin Kobald – cooking up a storm in six of the village’s pubs and restaurants.
“Guests who book a table of six or more will go into a draw to win a culinary cruise for two on the MSC Sinfonia.
“We will host wine tastings in three of our art galleries, and there will be a waitron race with East Cape restaurants encouraged to enter a relay team of two.”
And to make sure the village looks suitably spruced up when out-of-towners arrive, business and home owners along its main roads are entering a “Pavement Pretty” competition.
“The Village Green will be the setting for a cocktail bar with live music along with tapas, oysters, traditional food and more. Our pubs and restaurants are also putting together their own live music line-ups.
“There will be food and lifestyle stalls at the Bathurst Green and town criers will keep everyone up to date on events,” Schenk said.
Passports will be sold offering discounts at local businesses. There will also be children’s entertainment, carriage rides and a shuttle service.
Profits will go into a trust for sustainable community development.
For more information and to find out how to book, contact Tanya Schenk on 072-095-1559.