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Knysna Oyster Festival 2013 logoBe sure to wear your party hat when you head down to Knysna between 28 June and 7 July this year, as the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival will be celebrating its 30th anniversary – and with more than 100 events on the programme, there will be fun for everyone.

“Knysna has long been regarded as the pearl of the Garden Route,” said Festival Manager Nicci Rousseau-Schmidt. “And with pearls being the traditional gift for 30th anniversaries, the 2013 Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is sure to shine as it presents attendees with a wide array of activities and events.”

“The Festival has always taken place during the winter school holidays,” Nicci explained. “But this year the celebrations are happening right in the middle of the vacation. This makes it easier for families to plan their holiday-travelling-time as the kids are not due in school just before or just after the Festival.”

“And you’ll be hard pressed to find a more family friendly festival than the 2013 Pick n Pay Oyster Festival,” she continued. “From bridge and bowls tournaments to high adrenaline sporting events and festive wine and whiskey tastings; from gourmet experiences to a jam-packed kiddies programme, the entire family will have a blast this winter.”

“Parents can devote all their attention to their sporting or foodie events, secure in the knowledge that the kids are having fun in a safe environment as the Young Oyster Festival will once again entertain the pre-teens with cooking lessons, arts and crafts, movie screenings, sport clinics and exciting competitions.”

“Rest assured that the older kids won’t get bored as an all-new funfair, food and craft market, events and competitions at the local skate park and many other fun and exciting events await them,” Nicci continued. “In fact, even Fido can look forward to a dog show and agility course!”

“So pack the kids, the grandparents and even the dog, as the Festival will entertain and delight the whole family – from the young to the young at heart.”

Bronwen Rohland, Director of Marketing Pick n Pay said, “We are thrilled to be celebrating the 30th anniversary of this popular family festival. It’s a chance for us to showcase our offerings to our loyal customers and through our presence there to share our journey to Goodness with them.”

“28 June to 7 July is sure to be the best 10 days of your winter,” Nicci concluded. “Especially if you spend them in Knysna at the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, South Africa’s largest lifestyle, sporting and family event. With over 100 sporting, lifestyle, foodie and kiddie events on offer – each of which benefits local communities and charities, the festival truly offers something for everyone. All you have to do is arrive – we’ll take care of the rest.”

Please visit www.pnpoysterfestival.co.za for regular updates to the programme, or contact Knysna Tourism on 044 382 5510 for more information.

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