Napier Wine & Patatfees Spring Festival.
The Napier Wine & Patatfees is hosting a Spring Festival on Saturday 20 November 2021.
While our traditional Napier Wine and Patatfees, which usually takes place annually in June, is on hold until 2022 due to Covid-19, we still plan to celebrate the joys of Napier.
– DATE CHANGE –
After careful consideration the NWPF committee has decided that the Spring Festival, originally
planned for the 25th September, should now be postponed until Saturday 20th November.
We have done this with everyone’s health and safety in mind. Our hope is that by then the pandemic will be less severe and therefore our festival plans will be enjoyed by many more. On a positive note, November should be significantly warmer and our gardens will be well and truly in full bloom, good news for our open gardens Competition! We also hope that we may be able to include some races and plan our traditional carnival parade by then. So there will be a lot to look forward to. Keep watch for announcements on our social media platforms.
However, to mark Heritage Day on 25th September, in some small way we have encouraged all those who have made Scarecrows to put them on display. This has been one of Napier’s draw cards since The Patatfees’ inception over 27 years ago and is a lovely way to welcome the dawn of spring. Obviously the Scarecrow Meander will continue through to our new festival date in November.
Our numerous Artists in Napier have also got together and are opening their studios and galleries throughout the village. Observing strict Covid-19 protocols.
There will also be a Heritage trail for those who wish to discover more about Napier’s history, its precious Renosterveld conservation areas and buildings of architectural and historical interest. In the meantime, we do hope that you understand our reasons for postponing? Naturally if you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss this further.
Rest assured we are most grateful to you for your participation in our festival and we wish it to be a huge success for everyone involved.
Napier, Western Cape, South Africa
As spring settles in, you’re invited to join a fun and entertaining weekend for the local community and visitors alike.
In addition the Spring Festival will also include the usual favourite Patatfees activities such as the much loved Scarecrow meander, art exhibitions, outdoors events, music, markets and much more.
Napier is fast becoming known for its wholesome country cuisine and some exceptional local wines. Over this particular weekend our local chefs usually focus on how they can cook one particular ingredient in the most delicious and imaginative way. The Patat (Sweet Potato), which our festival owes its name to, is the hero. But Spring offers our chefs an opportunity to concoct fresh new dishes. Find out more.
You are sure to find something to your liking within the numerous restaurants and farm stalls that serve delicious country fare created with fresh ingredients of the season paired with exceptional local wines throughout the weekend.
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We have many beautifully restored cottages for those who prefer to self-cater and some wonderful B&B’s. But book early as these quickly get snapped up. Especially if you have left the city for a much needed break, Napier is the place to unwind!
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During the Spring Festival, local artists will entertain you with music, recite poetry, showcase paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and photography at galleries and studios throughout the village.
Arts & Crafts
For those who enjoy attending any event of a cultural nature, you are in for a treat. Happily, many visual and performing artists call Napier home, drawn by its rural landscape and laid back country style.
Open Gardens Competition
We have a number of exceptionally gifted gardeners who call this place home. So to welcome in the new season we are proud to announce an Open Gardens Competition, which also boasts a children’s category!
Save the date
Saturday, 20 November 2021
So come and join us in Napier for a weekend and have a taste of living the good life. There is something for everyone.
GET YOUR BUSINESS INVOLVED
Inspiring the next generation and lending a helping hand when we can, has always been top of our committees agenda.
This year we hope to add more bursaries and youth initiatives. If you would like to help us reach our goals and help a young person to reach theirs we would be delighted to hear from you!
We would like to thank our sponsors:
If you have skills in Events Management, Logistics & Planning, Marketing & Sales or you are simply someone who is community minded and would like to help out in any way you can, we would like to hear from you.
Please contact us and tell us a little about yourself and how you think you could help out.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
Be sure to keep an eye on our social media pages for the latest updates on our Spring Festival activities – as we bring the community of Napier together (safely of course due to Covid-19) during our spring celebration.
Let us know if you have any questions.