Annual Rustenburg Cherry & Blueberry Festival

Indulge in fresh and locally sourced produce at this year’s annual Cherry & Blueberry Festival, taking place in the welcoming suburb of Rustenburg, in South Africa’s North West province. Enjoy the fresh summer air from the stunning venue, the beautiful Milorho Lodge wedding venue, which encompasses a unique history and geology, as well as outstanding scenery.

This year marks the fourth exciting Cherry & Blueberry Festival and is a highlight to the start of summer. Taking place on Saturday the 26th October, this family-friendly event is jam packed with exciting adventures that will keep everyone fully entertained all day long, not to mention delicious blueberries and cherries that are a true celebration of seasonal bliss. A favourite festival activity is the good natured Cherry Pit Spitting Competition, which is more challenging than it sounds – the record score to beat is an impressive 33,62m length spit of a cherry stone! Feeling adventurous? Milorho’s Bereen Trail Run is the perfect no stress hiking trail that is suited to all fitness levels.

Although the highlight of this festival is of course berries and cherries in all their splendour, those partaking can look forward to wine tasting, craft beers and even gin stalls, as well as a licensed full bar serving other drinks variations. A captivating craft market beckons young and old to purchase locally produced treats and gifts to take home to loved ones, while a variety of fine foods stalls offer visitors the opportunity to fill up on scrumptious dishes as they relax with loved ones. Adding to the vibrant atmosphere, live music performances by popular local bands can be enjoyed throughout the Rustenburg Cherry & Blueberry Festival.

A few fun facts about cherries – By enjoying cherries, you are not only delighting in delicious fresh flavours, but can also benefit from lower risk of stroke and gout, as well as improved brain function, immunity and sleep, according to studies. Both cherries and blueberries are high in nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants, while also being low in calories.

When visiting Rustenburg for the fun-filled and highly anticipated Cherry & Blueberry Festival, stunning accommodation can be booked at the nearby Tshiberry Bed & Breakfast, located in the wonderful village of Phokeng. Enjoy your stay in Phokeng and experience all the lure and attraction of the upcoming Rustenburg Cherry & Blueberry festival.



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