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HEIDELBERG, WESTERN CAPE

THE GIANT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

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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. For the 2016 edition on February 27th, a Mountain Bike Race was added and because of it’s success – we will be repeating this – Bigger and Better!

The race will allow the launch of a brand new trail centre: The Grootvadersbosch Conservancy Trails. The festival will celebrate, as usual, the Largest Pumpkins in South Africa and also host a Golf Day, Church Bazaar and an Ox Braai with live music and dance.

During the day there will be events for kids such as Pumpkin Carving, Pumpkin Throwing, Jumping Castle, Pumpkin Shooting 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

Mountain biking is booming in South Africa. Heidelberg has a small group of enthusiast bikers and is the closest town to the trails of Grootvadersbosch Conservancy.

This new trail centre will be opened by this race and will offer three distances:

  • 80 km with 1900m climbing and amazing single track
  • 64 km with 1400m climbing and great scenery trails
  • 35 km with 500m climbing close to Heidelberg
  • 6 km to showcase the potential of Heidelberg and to allow beginners to compete

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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