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24 – 25 March 2017, Heidelberg, Western Cape

Taking place in the scenic countryside town of Heidelberg WC, at the Heidelberg Showgrounds, just 275 km from Cape Town,
The Giant Pumpkin Festival is set to become a popular calendar event in the Hessequa region.

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About the Pumpkin Festival

The Giant Pumpkin Festival in Heidelberg, WC, has been happening for the past 6 years and keeps increasing in popularity. In 2016 a Mountain Bike Race was added and because of it’s success – we are repeating this in 2017 – Bigger and Better!

The festival will celebrate, as usual, the Largest Pumpkins in South Africa and also host a Golf Day, Running Race and an Ox Braai with Live Music and dance.

During the day there will be events for kids such as, Pumpkin Tug of War, Jumping Castle, Putt Putt, Climbing Wall, Water Slide, Face Painting and more.

A Campsite will be available at the showgrounds and local Accommodation options will be promoted.

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The Mountain Bike Race

For the 2017 Race, we will be offering 3 different distances

  • 60 km with 1200m climbing and amazing single track
  • 35 km with 550m climbing and great scenery trails
  • 5 km with 180 m for kids

We are expecting 500 competitors for the Mountain Bike Race. Competitors in the Mountain Bike Race are encouraged to check in a day prior to the event. There will be Camping Facilities and various different accommodation options.

Apart from the awesome prize money, the event is set to become a classic calendar event that will add a whole new level of excitement to the Mountain Bike circuit in the Western Cape.

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