Thousand Sensations Craft Liquor Food & Music Festival took the Southern Cape by storm each time it was staged in George. Organisers of the event, which pioneered the area’s craft beer awakening, and nurtured this culture for five consecutive years up to 2018, are delighted to announce dates for this year’s revived and refreshed festival.
Thousand Sensations Woodifields will be held on September 16 & 17 and hosted by one of the district’s oldest farms, adjacent to Nelson Mandela University. Originally named Pampoenkraal, the property was granted by the Dutch East India Company in 1777; current owners the Jacksons bought the Woodifields land in 1957.
Guests can expect a gathering of craft beer breweries, artisanal distilleries, wine cellars and food stalls, while well-loved bands will take to the Woodifields stage throughout the Heritage Day long weekend.
Event founder Alewijn Dippenaar says ‘craft liquor’ includes beer, but also gin, brandy, whiskey, rum and liqueur. Although the focus is on beer, previous Thousand Sensations festivals successfully promoted many producers of other artisanal liquors. Diverse food vendors will complement these special drinks with eats aplenty.