Have Some Fun in the Sun at the Oceana Hout Bay Seafood Festival
The Oceana Hout Bay Seafood Festival (24-28 September 2014), is set to promote cultural appreciation in the deep south, by hosting a variety of events and attractions that celebrate our culinary history and heritage.
Festivities will include live cooking demonstrations, a Heritage Day music festival, an X-Tri Extreme Triathlon and many more sports, art, culture and music activities.
The festival was made possible by the hard work of the non-profit Hout Bay Festival Organisation and its headline sponsors:
- Oceana Group Limited
- Western Cape Government
- Cape Town Tourism
- Lucky Star
- Cape Town Partnership
- Two Oceans Aquarium
"The aim of the festival is to firmly place Hout Bay on the map as the seafood capital of South Africa, promote tourism in a generally slow period, create jobs and platforms for displaying talents from all communities, as well as promote cultural and heritage appreciation", said festival spokesperson Lindy Nauta.
On Heritage Day, Wednesday 24 September, one of the main attractions of the festival – the re-enactment of the Battle of Hout Bay – will take place, with a replica of HMS Echo sailing into the bay to fire off her cannons. Three sets of cannons around the Bay, including the world’s oldest battery of original working guns at East Fort, will retaliate, sending the brave little frigate scurrying off to safety.
The Western Cape Government, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, will have an introductory stallholder workshop for residents of Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu on 18 September at the Hout Bay Harvest Centre to provide them with an opportunity to present and sell their crafts and services to local and international visitors to the festival.
The workshop will cover topics including:
- An introduction to marketing.
- Networking with your team, customers and suppliers.
- Seven tips of selling – how to entice and know your customer.
- Knowing your product and its features.
- Branding and presentation skills – you as the brand and how to be different.
The Western Cape Government is set to host a follow-up workshop to address small business development in Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu.
In years to come, the Hout Bay Seafood Festival will become a platform for stimulating local pride, building community bridges and providing job opportunities through showcasing our local talent.
For more information contact:
Cell: 083 2383 164
Tel: 021 790 8147