Visitors to the Festive Ideas market at Simondium’s Country Lodge can stock up for a fun-filled festive season with award-winning bubblies and traditional fruitcake available, while enjoying the local sounds of the Papier Family Band. The market takes place from 23-27 October and promises to make your festive season memorable with innovative gift and décor ideas.
Villiera Wines is one of the country’s leading producers of Cap Classique and will definitely add a sparkle to any festive table or event. The family-owned farm has been producing wines of exceptional quality since 1983 and offer a selection of different styles of bubbly that complements any meal and can also be the perfect gift. Their wine stand will offer Cap Classique and white wines for tasting and for sale.
Mynhardt Joubert is once again baking his heavenly fruitcakes that are not only delicious to eat, but are also beautifully decorated to add a certain elegance to your festive table. The well-known chef has infused a traditional fruitcake recipe with KWV brandy for a sweet treat that will have your guests begging for more.
According to Mynhardt, the secret to their fruitcakes are that they bake them with love. “We constantly keep in mind the deserving people who will benefit from each and every cake sale. It’s an absolute highlight of our year and the perfect opportunity to reflect on the year passed. A recipe only becomes something truly special when you pour your heart and soul into it.” This year’s beneficiary is Monte Christo Miqlat, a non-profit organization from Paarl that empowers impoverished families through holistic sustainable development programmes.
A special appearance by the Papier Family Band on Saturday and Sunday from 12h00 will have festival goers swaying to the rhythm of all too familiar tunes on accordion, drums and bass guitar. Frank Papier (71) will be joined by his grandson Graigon Montoor Papier (6) and cousin Christo Roos to entertain guests. The Papier Family Band founded by the late Martinus Papier in 1933, is still active today with the music tradition being passed along from generation to generation.
Festive Ideas will be open for business daily from 09h00 to 16h30 from Wednesday till Saturday, but will close at 15h00 on Sunday. Entry tickets are R40 per adult. Free entry for children under 18. Ample, secure parking is available.
For enquiries, please contact 021 874 1046, follow Festive Ideas on Facebook.
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