The Annual KZN Honey Festival, hosted by the KZN Bee Farmers Association, will be held on Sunday 30Th of July 2023 from 9am to 3pm at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg.
This year will be an historic event as it will be the last ever event to be held at the Pietermaritzburg Royal Showgrounds. The Grounds have been sold for development and the Royal Agricultural Society will be relocating to Mount Verde.
The Honey Festival will be a fun and educational day for the whole family at this iconic venue. Several stalls filled with honey and honey/bee-related products for sale, honey tasting, auctions of prize-winning honey, gourmet food stalls, art displays, demonstrations in bee keeping and how to plant for bee forage.
The KZN Bee Farmers Association aims to promote public awareness of bees and beekeeping; and to build networks within the honey and beekeeping industry with a strong emphasis on the importance of supporting local beekeepers in South Africa.
HONEY FESTIVAL competition entries will be FREE for schools at this year’s Final RAS event:
- We challenge schools to enter the Art and Baking Competitions & win fantastic prizes.
- A challenge to all up & coming Bee Keepers to enter your Honey in the Honey Competition & win some fabulous prizes – just 3 bottles per class.
- Jackie Cameron School of Food and Wine will be performing demonstrations and cook offs throughout the day in the members dining room.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ONLINE OR IN STORE ENTRIES AT PICK N PAY WEBTICKETS:
R32 for adults R24 for pensioners R22 for children under 12 Children under 5 free.
ENTRIES ON THE DAY:
R50 for adults & pensioners R25 for children. Children under 5 free
All proceeds go to the KZN Bee Farmers Association and will be used towards developing and sustaining beekeeping in KwaZulu-Natal. Regret No ATM on site.
Thursday the 27th of July 2023 – Drop off Art & Honey competition entries to the Showgrounds/drop off points
Friday the 28th of July 2023 – Staging of Art Entries, Judging of Honey Competition
Saturday the 29th of July – Judging of the Art Competition, Drop off, staging and Judging of Baking Competition
Sunday the 30th of July 2023 – KZN Honey Festival