The Napier Potato Festival – Or better known in Afrikaans for Die Patatfees
is a BIG event in our little town
It’s the day when we people stream into our town looking for a day filled with FUN and Family time.
Highlights during the 2017 festival:
• Half Marathon
(21,1 km, 10km run & 4km Fun Run)
• Mountain Bike Race
• Trail Run
• Veteran tractor & Vintage car show
• Harley Davidson Motorcycle show
• Craft Markets
• Live Music
• “Lang Arm Dans”
• Kids entertainment
• Local wines & craft beer promotions
• Go Cart racing
• Local Goats milk products
• Fresh produce including Sweet Potatoes
• Food like Snoek & Soet Patat
• Mardi Gras
We will be celebrating our 24th Napier Patatfees during the weekend of Friday 16 June to Sunday 18 June 2017.
Insight into last years event
Something about the little town of Napier
The popularity of Napier has increased dramatically during the past few years. Napier is now rated by the Tourism Board as the fourth most attractive village of the Western Cape after Montagu, Greyton and McGregor.
Top Attractions include various art galleries, a giant sundial at the municipal offices, and an Ox Wagon monument (Kakebeenwa) to commemorate the Ossewa Trek of 1838. The ox wagon monument has an impression of a wagon wheel track made in concrete to commemorate the exodus of dissident Afrikaners from the Western Cape.
In the past, Napier’s main craftsmen were blacksmiths, a heritage which is commemorated by annual festivals. Other annual events are the Patatfees (Sweet Potato Festival), every June, and the “Voet van Afrika” (Foot of Africa) Marathon which is run in mid-September.
TO eat out at and places to visit – The famous Napier Farm Stall towards the end of Napier where you can sit under the cool grapevines and enjoy a hearty breakfast and lunch while watching the town go by. Accommodation available and a venue for those out of town team building projects. – Click below to open their facebook page