This weekend we are off to Elgin for what promises to be a fun, adventure-filled weekend exploring the area. We will be enjoying various activities, which are part of The Elgin Blossom Weekend. The festivities are taking place on Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th of October.
Elgin Blossom Weekend
Spring has sprung, the bees are out, orchards are in blossom as the new season is celebrated. Elgin will be a hive of activity this weekend, which falls right in the middle of apple blossom time. The timing could not be more ideal for exploring the area and stopping in at The Elgin Blossom Weekend partners. Spring blossom themed activities include meals, tastings and more.
Outdoor activities include orchard and vineyard walks, organic vegetable garden tours, outdoor yoga sessions, fynbos walking trails, river barge cruises. There is also a one of a kind B-Active Amazing Race!
For art enthusiasts, there is a two-day oil-painting art workshop and the launch of a new art exhibition on Sunday.
Selected participants will be serving lunches and picnics. In addition, there will be fermentation workshops, craft beer brewing demonstrations, and honey tastings. Restaurants and wine farms in the Valley will also be open for tastings. The Elgin Railway Market will be open for “beesnees” as usual, with a see-through beehive on display, and honey tastings.
There are also lots of fun-filled activities for the kids. These range from fun runs to tractor rides, mini-boeresport, not to forget kite flying, ketty shooting and jumping castles!
Wine lovers and Chardonnay aficionados can take part in the highly acclaimed fourth annual Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium. This is taking place on Saturday the 12th of October. Visitors can join a panel of wine experts, who will guide you through Elgin’s elegant Chardonnays.
There is so much to see and do during the Elgin Blossom Weekend, with this in mind I highly recommend staying over. You can find great accommodation options to suit everyone’s taste and budget on the Elgin Tourism website. We will be staying in the historic Wildekrans Country House, which we are really excited about.
There is no charge to take part in the full weekend. However, individual activities will incur a cost, specific to the venue. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact the venues directly. For additional information visit the Elgin Tourism Website.
Keeping it Social
Keep an eye on the Inspired Living SA social media feeds to find what we will be up to. Follow along over the weekend – #ExperienceElgin and #ElginBlossomWeekend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
©2010 – 2019 Inspired Living and Fiona Rossiter. Please do not use any images featured on this website, without written consent from the copyright holder and owner.
If you have enjoyed this feature, please share it by hitting the buttons below⇓.
Our accommodation, meals, drinks and activities, are sponsored by Elgin Tourism and their various partners. Inspired Living and Fiona Rossiter have no material connection to the brands, products, or services mentioned in this post. All opinions, content, as well as images, are the property of Inspired Living or Fiona Rossiter unless otherwise stated. Read the full PR & Disclosure Policy below for more details.