Want to win yourself and a few friend full weekend passes to go to the Durban Food Festival?
Living the wise words of travel blogger Deborah Cater who aptly said: “You have to taste a culture to understand it,” there will be a festival of Durban Street Food over the Heritage Day long weekend, at Morrison Street and surrounds in acknowledging Heritage Day and honouring the city’s diverse cultures.
The Durban Street Food Festival will offer an extensive showcase of some of the city’s most interesting food, culturally specific fare, home grown staples and meals respecting various special diets. A diverse range of vendors and foodies will be displaying and selling their wares over the weekend, encouraging visitors to sample new and interesting food: organic fresh veggie dishes; “walkie-talkies” chicken street food; coconut water; craft beer; bunny chows; shisa nyama; halaal; vegan and vegetarian fare and avocado dishes. The organisers have also included sponsored stalls for local disadvantaged street traders to ensure that visitors can experience a truly unique and authentic range of fare from the streets of Durban.
The Festival will particularly showcase food representing Durban’s various diverse cultures, as well as food typically representing the cuisine of our city’s sister city networks.
Although food is the focus of the festival, the city’s many cultures will be further honoured through its performing arts – with a stage showcasing Durban’s finest – from jazz to hip-hop; comedy to acoustic; contemporary to traditional, in music and dance. The activities will include street dance battles to small theatre performances, comedy and musical acts and DJ’s. They will be hosting a series of workshops and Pecha Kucha presentations focused on food and street culture in Durban.
A feature on Heritage Day – which is alternately known as “National Braai Day” – will be a Guinness World Record attempt at the longest time spent braai-ing. Media personality / comedian Masood Boomgaard and friends are attempting to braai non-stop for 90 hours in a charity endeavour.
The festival programme and entertainment lineup will be family-friendly during the day, and will segue to a party atmosphere as the sun sets.
In essence the event is about showcasing Durban’s diverse authentic heritage, through its food and culture.
How to Enter:
Visit our Facebook page and follow the instructions on the post about the food fest. Good luck!
Durban Street Food Festival
24 – 27 Sept
8 Morrison St and Environs
Thursday 24 (Heritage Day): 11am until 10pm
Friday 25 Sept: 5pm until midnight
Saturday 26 Sept: 11am until midnight
Sunday 27 Sept: 11am until 10pm.
Tickets: four day special R150 pre-sale through website
Daily at the door: R50