It seems that winter has finally arrived in June. However, this is not a bad thing as it makes for glorious sunrises and magnificent sunsets. Our guests just love to bask in the warmth of the radiant winter’s sun at the market; warming up with delicious food, a glass of fine red wine and vibrant live music
A sunrise and sunset that we were privileged to have witnessed over this past month
The winter tents are up which means that the market will be under cover therefore the market will take place even if it rains on a Sunday. In the event of rain, we move things around a bit and offer cosy seating inside the market wine centre with a roaring fire in the fireplace place which is lit to keep you warm – this is in the building where you normally find wine sales and the small producers.
We will welcome Ms Barbara Collins and her antique dealers back at the market for the ever popular Antique Fair. A variety of antiques, collectables and vintage items will be on offer. Should you be new to the “antiquing” scene, see our blog on etiquette and tips when antiquing.
Market favourite and all round nice guy, Stuart, will be entertaining traders and guests alike with his non-stop performance.
Three new traders joined us in June. We have a new fresh fruit and vegetable trader, guys selling mushrooms (grilled and fresh) and a lovely couple sharing a taste of Cyprus
Ricky Nass is back! And, he has a new sound system which he is very excited about! Ricky will perform popular hits from the 80s and 90s with a bluesy undertone to it. We are confident that he will get the feet tapping and warm you up with his rustic voice.
We hosted our first “Open Mic” at the market in April of this year. It was a rather fun day with four different musicians performing on the hour. This makes for a great atmosphere. As July has an extra Sunday, we decided to host another open mic. Aspiring musicians can enter by clicking on the link for more information. After the performance, we will post a short video and ask the public to vote for their favourite - the winning musician will perform a full gig at the market in August.
Since it is winter, most of the furry friends are a bit ditsy being locked up in the house all day in order to shelter them from the cold. We have a solution for this “ditsiness”! Yes, it is the third Sunday of the month, but our friends from the Helderberg Animal Welfare will be joining us for the another monthly Vineyard Doggy Walk fundraiser. The walk starts at 10h00 and takes you on a scenic stroll through the vineyards of Blaauwklippen. Entry to the walk is R20 per person and dog, all proceeds will be donated to the charity.
We went on a bit of a walk about one Saturday during setup and captured these pictures. The farm is just beautiful on a sunny winter's day!
Market legend, Newton Theron is back! Join him for another vibrant performance. His fun approach to his market gig always draws the guest in and have them clapping. Some dancing has also occurred upon occasion, mind you!
The winter tents are up! You can still visit us even if it rains.
We hosted The Revolution Food Fair for the first time in June. This brought a number of interesting food traders who cater for those of you who follow the low carb/Banting lifestyle. Be sure to pop in on this Sunday as they will be joining us again!
For the last Sunday of the month, we will treat you with a performance from Dirkie and Talisa. This duo performs contemporary hits with a guitar and violin. Needless to say, it makes for a hearty and romantic atmosphere at the market.