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September 2019

Spring MTB Special Event at Paul Cluver

28 September at 8:00 am5:00 pm
Paul Cluver Estate, De Rust Estate, N2
Elgin Valley, Western Cape 7180 South Africa
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You're invited to explore our recently-rejuvenated mountain biking trails along with us: Paul Clüver (Managing Director), Andries Burger (Cellar Master) and Liesl Clüver Rust. We'll enjoy a killer burger from SALT Restaurant together after the ride. Your ticket price includes: Morning coffee, muffin and burger after ride for lunch  (Value: R150) 2020 Annual Permit (Value: R640 inc. remainder of 2019) A case of Paul Cluver Wines Sauvignon or Village Pinot noir (Value: R600) MTB ride with family (Value: Priceless!) TOTAL VALUE OF OFFER: R1250…

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October 2019

Quiz Night at Elgin Railway Market

2 October at 6:30 pm9:00 pm
Elgin Railway Market, Oak Avenue
Grabouw, Western Cape 7180 South Africa
Per person: R30
Quiz Night every first Wednesday of the month at the Elgin Railway Market

Enter your team for the Quiz Night, first Wednesday of every month. Not only are the questions specifically designed to cater for both local and international patrons with trivia from all around the globe, but it also challenges participants by making use of cryptic messages and puzzles. Teams of six (this is the maximum group size) are asked 10 sets of 5 questions. Although the topics generally depend on the evening’s Quiz Master, contestants can expect to be questioned on…

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Chardonnay Colloquium 2019

12 October
Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium logo

Book 12 October 2019 on your calendar for all things Elgin Chardonnay.

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Elgin Blossom Weekend

12 October13 October
Elgin Blossom Weekend

Grabouw and the Elgin Valley invite you to come and experience Spring - one of the prettiest seasons in the year - when all of the Apple Blossoms are in bloom! Celebrate the blossoms with us  this weekend - there will be a host activities in store for one and all!

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The Apple Blossom MTB – Elgin’s Original Mountain Bike Ride

13 October at 8:00 am5:00 pm

We have partnered with Trail's End for a 10km ride through the blossoms, starting at Oak Valley gate at 08h45. Indemnities will be signed and each rider given a brightly covered armband. Family friendly. Easy ride. Competition: take photo at each Instagram frame, tag and like Oak Valley and Trail's End. The winner wins an Oak Valley/Trail's End "Experistay" – one night's accommodation for 4 at Trail's End, year MTB pass for Oak Valley trails.   #bikes2blossoms Ride ends back at gate.

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Elgin Town Takeover with Heart FM!

18 October at 3:00 pm19 October at 5:00 pm
Elgin Railway Market, Oak Avenue
Grabouw, Western Cape 7180 South Africa

Tune into Heart FM, Cape Town's beat... We’re kicking off this Friday at the Elgin Railway Market with @sugafunk and the Drive Show broadcasting live! Saturday we’re turning ourselves into muddy machines, where we’ll be running the airwaves live from @toughmudderza! If you live in Elgin, taking part in Tough Mudder or just want to hang out in a different town this weekend, well then we can’t wait to meet YOU!

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Tough Mudder Elgin 2019

19 October
Old Mac Daddy, Elgin Valley Road
Elgin, Western Cape 7160 South Africa
2019 Tough Mudder Elgin

16 km (Full) or 8 km (Half) of mud and obstacles built to test your mental grit, camaraderie and all-around physical fitness.  We are a team-oriented challenge with no winner, no finisher medal, no clock to race against – just an ice cold drink and a few good scrapes from a day spent outside.

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Shannon Wine Tasting@SóVinhos

19 October at 11:00 am3:00 pm
Elgin Railway Market, Oak Avenue
Grabouw, Western Cape 7180 South Africa
Monthly SóVinhos wine tastings

Join us for a personalised Shannon wine tasting presented by the winemaker at SóVinhos Wine Shop at the Elgin Railway Market: 11h00-15h00.

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Elgin Vintners Presents Coffee Snobs

19 October at 5:00 pm9:00 pm
Elgin Vintners, Appletiser Road
Elgin, Western Cape 7180 South Africa
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R85

Elgin Vintners presents Coffee Snobs 19 October 2019 | R85 p Tickets available: 021 848 9587 or info@elginvintners.co.za Scrumptious pizza's, picnic platters, wood-fired boerewors rolls will be available to purchase along with our lovely wines! Gates open at 10h00 and show starts at 17h00. Coffee Snobs - contributing something new and fresh to the South African music scene!

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Shannon Wine Tasting@SóVinhos

20 October at 11:00 am3:00 pm
Elgin Railway Market, Oak Avenue
Grabouw, Western Cape 7180 South Africa
Monthly SóVinhos wine tastings

Join us for a personalised Shannon wine tasting presented by the winemaker at SóVinhos Wine Shop at the Elgin Railway Market: 11h00-15h00.

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John Maytham: “Being Human” at Liberty Books

20 October at 5:30 pm7:00 pm
Liberty Books, Grabouw Mall, Oudebrug Road
Grabouw, Western Cape 7160 South Africa
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R150

John Maytham will be performing “Being Human” at Liberty Books this Sunday (20 Oct) at 17:30 for 18:00. “Being Human” is a script written by Finuala Dowling that uses poetry to explore the human condition: the honour and horror, the humour and heartbreak. John performed Finuala’s previous script, “Water: A Literary Celebration” at Liberty in 2017, and those of us lucky enough to have attended will remember how wonderful that was. It is a privilege to host their new literary-performative…

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Elgin Wines at The Railway Market

25 October at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Elgin Railway Market, Oak Avenue
Grabouw, Western Cape 7180 South Africa
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R150

Come and join Elgin's winemakers as they come together under one roof at the Elgin Railway Market to pour their finest cool climate wines! Meet the winemakers, mingle with friends and savour your favourite wines! Tickets for the Elgin Winter Wine Festival will be available at the entrance - cost is R150 per person, including a wine glass and tastings. There will be an opportunity to purchase wine at this event.

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Elgin Open Gardens 2019 – October 26 and 27

26 October27 October

In the Elgin Open Gardens 2019 there will be 8 open gardens in the Elgin and Bot River districts over the weekend of 26-27 October. These range from large established country gardens (some over 50 years old) to young, recently planted gardens in villages and on smallholdings. All gardens are situated in a setting of great natural beauty an hour's drive from Cape Town.

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November 2019

Elgin Open Gardens 2019 – November 2 and 3

2 November3 November

In the Elgin Open Gardens 2019 there will be 8 open gardens in the Elgin and Bot River districts over the weekend of 2-3 November. These range from large established country gardens (some over 50 years old) to young, recently planted gardens in villages and on smallholdings. All gardens are situated in a setting of great natural beauty an hour's drive from Cape Town.

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Quiz Night at Elgin Railway Market

6 November at 6:30 pm9:00 pm
Elgin Railway Market, Oak Avenue
Grabouw, Western Cape 7180 South Africa
Per person: R30
Quiz Night every first Wednesday of the month at the Elgin Railway Market

Enter your team for the Quiz Night, first Wednesday of every month. Not only are the questions specifically designed to cater for both local and international patrons with trivia from all around the globe, but it also challenges participants by making use of cryptic messages and puzzles. Teams of six (this is the maximum group size) are asked 10 sets of 5 questions. Although the topics generally depend on the evening’s Quiz Master, contestants can expect to be questioned on…

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Tweet Up Event: Elgin Sauvignon Blanc

7 November at 5:00 pm8:00 pm
GOODSpaces , 242 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, 242 Sir Lowry Road
Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa
R100
Tweet Up Event Elgin Sauvignon Blanc

Join us as we take you on a journey to discover some new vintage releases and explore older vintages of Sauvignon Blanc! The tasting, hosted by Jon Meinking of The South African Wine Showcase, will reveal how charming our young vintages of Sauvignon Blanc are and how gracefully they mature. Date & Time: Thursday, 7 November 2019 17h00 - 18:30 Tweet Up Event - Wine Media 18h30 - 20h00 Wine Tasting & chance to meet Elgin winemakers for public (Tickets…

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Liberty Books Presents Tracy Farren

7 November at 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Liberty Books, Grabouw Mall, Oudebrug Road
Grabouw, Western Cape 7160 South Africa
R150
Liberty Books

Author Tracey Farren will be joining us at Liberty to discuss her latest novel, The Book of Malachi. Malachi is a traumatised character and the fragmented style of the first person narration reflects this; he goes from working in a chicken processing plant to a people processing plant: an organ farming factory housed on an abandoned oil rig somewhere off the coast of Africa, where naked criminals are kept in cages while growing organs for others, such as a tongue…

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Long Shadows Farm show

9 November10 November
Long Shadows Farm, Portion 16 of Arieskraal, Viljoenshoop Road
Elgin, Western Cape 7160 South Africa
Long Shadows Farm horse riding shows and camps

Riders are allowed to bring their own horses for the Long Shadows Farm show or use one of our special school ponies/horses. Contact the organiser, Sharon Orpen, for details.

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Sprint Triathlon Elgin – presented by Applewood Preparatory School

9 November at 8:00 am5:00 pm
Elgin Grabouw Country Club, 26 Worcester Street
Grabouw, Western Cape 7160 South Africa
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On 09 November 2019, the beautiful mountain backdrop dam of Elgin Country Club will be the safe & scenic venue of swim, bike & run fun. Not only is the day for athletes, but parents & supporters will enjoy a selection of local cuisine from farm based Elgin valley vendors while they cheer on their little ones, friends and family. The day will begin with the longer triathlons, aimed at adults and high school kids. Once the bigger races are…

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OPTI-TRAIL @ TRAIL’S END!

9 November at 8:00 am10 November at 5:00 pm
Trail’s End, Worcester Street
Grabouw, Western Cape 7160 South Africa
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We've got a range of races for anyone! From 4.2km & 9km to 15km & 21km races - by the end of the series, we'll be clocking in at Ultra Distances. (PS. If you come stay for the weekend, the entry is included!) 21km Race starts at 07:30 15km Race starts at 07:45 9km Race starts at 08:00 4.2km Race starts at 08:15.

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