Ficksburg Cherry Festival 2016

In the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, on the border of the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho (as it’s officially known), you’ll find the unassuming town of Ficksburg. Surrounded by undulating hills and set against an imposing mountain backdrop, the town is a choosen destination for scores of holiday makers.

What makes Ficksburg stand out all the more, which might come as a surprise to some, is that it is ‘Cherry capital of the world’. To celebrate this title, the town annually hosts the Ficksburg Cherry Festival. The 2016 event runs from 16-18 November.

The festival, which happens to be the longest running crop festival in South Africa, began in 1968. The main events back then were the street parades, the festive Cherry Ball and the crowning of the Cherry Queen. Today, attendees will see that activities and happenings of the festival have changed over time.

There will be a number of programs running concurrently throughout the festival, from the children’s events, and live music to workshops and the main program. There will be activities that run across the different age groups. Due to the popularity of this events in previous years, the wine and chocolate pairings are back by to popular demand. Furthermore, for the baking enthusiasts, there will be an introduction to cooking with cherries. Sports fanatics haven't been forgotten about, as there is a range of sporting events to take part in,  like the fun run and road cycle race. Kids, get your creative juices flowing with a scarecrow-making workshop or have fun at the circus. If you're looking for music of the eclectic kind, enjoy the sounds of a Scottish pipe band. With the endless activities on offer, everyone in the whole family are bound to have a marvellous time.

The Ficksburg Cherry Festival is the town’s main opportunity for a little self-promotion on the South African tourism circuit. It provides employment for the locals and allows visitors to come and sample not only cherries but the taste of life in this pretty corner of South Africa..

Ficksburg Cherry Festival 2016

Please click map for interactive version.

While care has been taken to ensure that information contained on the Sleeping-OUT website is true and correct at the time of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of this information. Sleeping-OUT gives no warranty or assurance, and makes no representation as to the accuracy or reliability of any information or advice contained on the website, or that it is suitable for your intended use. Sleeping-OUT recommends always confirming the details of the event with the organiser before booking accommodation.

Close Likebox
Remind me about this Event
Remind me
before the event

Name (optional)

 Subscribe to newsletter
Close Likebox
Great! We'll let you know.

Event Details

Type: Food & Wine
Start: 17 Nov 2016 08:00
End: 19 Nov 2016 23:59
South Africa
Show Contact Details

Weather Forecast

Accommodation near Ficksburg Cherry Festival 2016

Naleli Guest House
16.6 km

From R450 pps

An unusual work of art in the heart of Hlotse, Leribe, Lesotho. Escape from the demands & stress of everyday to a retreat where calm and order are restored, and revive the natural balance in your life... More Info

7 People are currently making enquiries at this establishment.

Request a Quote
The Prynnsberg Estate
23.1 km

From R350 pps

The Prynnsberg Estate is one of the Eastern Free State's most famous properties and is situated just outside Clocolan on the R26. The Estate was established in 1881 by Kimberly diamond magnate Charles... More Info

4 People are currently making enquiries at this establishment.

Book Now Request a Quote
Ficksburg Country Cottage
0.8 km

From R400 pps

  • ***

Haven of serenity, guests are assured of outstanding hospitality and personal service. Comfortable en-suite rooms and secure parking. There are 3 private rooms away from the house. We also have a swi... More Info

Send an Enquiry
Oregon Cottage Guesthouse
0.9 km

From R225 pps

Luxury Accommodation at affordable rates for the business person,traveler,tourist & family large or small. 9 Spacious En-Suite Rooms with own entrance,all Self Catering units with fully equipped k... More Info

1 Person is currently making an enquiry at this establishment.

Send an Enquiry
Die Kersiehuis
1 km

Die Kersiehuis

From R415 pps

At the Kersiehuis Guest House in Ficksburg we do appreciate the comments of many of our guests from South Africa and abroad who congratulate us on the quality of accommodation and hospitality we prese... More Info

Send an Enquiry
Woodpecker Guesthouse
1.1 km

From R300 pps

We welcome you to The Woodpecker Guest House in Ficksburg, where you can be assured of the highest standards. A tranquil garden abounds with water features that attract the abundant bird life, as per ... More Info

Send an Enquiry
Gewel Gastehuis
1.2 km

Gewel Gastehuis

From R325 pps

The " Ficksburg Gewel Gastehuis" in the scenic town of Ficksburg, is centrally situated on the maloti route, 50km from Fouriesburg, 100km from Clarens at the gateway to the Maloti Mountains in Lesotho... More Info

Send an Enquiry



Eagle View Guest House
1.3 km

From R290 pps

Eagle view guest house is situated in a quite area of ficksburg, near the Lesotho border. Bed and breakfast is provided in four rooms, ideal for business travelers and holiday makers. all rooms are eq... More Info

Send an Enquiry
1.4 km


Get your stay for free!

From R250 pps

POLAR GUEST HOUSE is situated on the corner of Bester- and Voortrekker street,This Guest house is right in the middle of the town , The Cherry Festival grounds is 1200m from us (6 blocks) walk . The ... More Info

8 People are currently making enquiries at this establishment.

Send an Enquiry
Springwater Cottages
9.1 km

From R380 pps

This is where you feel at home when you first arrive - it just feels right. Our accommodation is Rustic Casual Luxury. Whether you need a place to overnight or relax for a few days - only yourself ... More Info

Send an Enquiry
  • 12 Establishments found