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Elim Heritage Festival 22-24 September 2017 PDF Print E-mail

Elim is one of the most attractive and picturesque of the surviving old-time South African mission stations. Founded in 1824, it has changed very little since then. Beautifully thatched, white-walled little cottages, face onto a furrowed and figtree-lined main street.  The community, consists of farmers, farm workers and artisans.

The Moravian Congregation of the pictures town of Elim in the Overberg will be holding a heritage festival from 22 to 24 September 2017, This festival will commemorate the freeing of slaves in South Africa on 1 December 1834. The Festival offers a weekend full of entertainment to enjoy for the whole family.


Activities planned for the weekend:

1. The coronation of Mr & Miss. Heritage 2017 (Friday 22 September)
2. A Midnight Disco
3. A cultural exhibition in the church and local flower farm
4. A flower exhibition in the Moravian Church
5. A visual exhibition in the Elim Flower Story
6. A tea garden at the Elim Mill
7. A variety of stalls are available at R100. (Note:No electricity will be provided no open fires allowed). Please contact Ms. Amanda Cloete at 0284821906 or Mr. Martin Salies at 0638656327.
8. A fulfilled 4X4 nature drive
9. Entertainment for the kids like "jumping castles, water slides, etc.)
10. Performances by amongst others; The Rockets, top 3 SA Idols 2011 finalist Crushanda Forbes, Top 3 SA Idols 2015 finalist Rhema Varrie, local talent Nico and many other artists.
11. A Langarm Dance (Saturday, September 23, 2017)
12. Performances by the Young Good Shepherds
13. Performances by Mr. Aubrey Richter and Mr. Colin Hopley, talented trumpeters and local choirs on Sunday, September 24, during the worship service. A guest preacher will lead the service.
14. A Gospel concert with amongst others the gospel group of Jordan Dwellers.

Entrance to the festival area will be R20 per adult and R5 per child.

Please contact me for further details at 0638656327 or 0284821001.

Mr. Martin Salies (Secretary-Elim Heritage, Culture and Tourism Committee)



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