Villiersdorp Agri and Arts Festival

17-19 October
Friday 17 October
08H30 – 17H00
Exhibition Hall Open to Public

08H30 - 17H00

Apple Packing Competition 

(Preliminary Rounds Start) Brandweerstoor (next to entrance in Caledon Street

08H30 – 17H00
Police Exhibition

Narcotics, Horse Unit, Dog Unit, Drug Unit

Sinkstoor, show grounds

10H00 – 17H30
Judging of Horses Start 

Areana, show grounds

10H00 – 16H00
Various Art Exhibitions

Home Studio's Open

(See Artists Details At Bottom of Programme)
18h30 for 19h00
The Annual Art Auction

An auction in celebration of “the visual fine arts” by selected artists
of villiersdorp and surrounds @ the elliot art gallery. Tickets R30,
bookings at 028 840 2927, live music by “akoesti”

20H00 - Late 

Performances by singers in wine garden, show grounds

Desmond Wells

Desmond’s performances are always a winning combination of the latest Afrikaans hits as well as popular classics from bands like Credence Clearwater Revival, The Beetles, Brian Adams
Armand Hofmeyr

Armand is known for his popular albums “Photographs and Letters” and “Back to back”. He will be performing original compositions in a “ country pop” style with generous helpings of “rock”.
Saturday 18 October

De Villiers Graaff High School Mountain Bike Race

Start : show grounds. R80 adults, R30 learners
Entries at show grounds from 07h15
contact Johan Loubser 071 519 2723

08H00 – 17H00
Horse Show

Arena, show grounds
American Saddle Horses and Welsh Ponies are just some of the attractions at this exciting Equestrian event as Junior and Senior riders compete for various titles.

08H30 – 17H00
Exhibition by SA Police

Sinkstoor, show grounds

Tractor and trailer with seating for 40 persons leaves the show grounds every hour for a ride through the
village, to visit home studios, art galleries and other sights.
Pet Competition

Arena (in front of stage), show grounds
Cuteness reigns as kids of all ages put their doggies on show in aid of Overberg Pet Care Society run by local hero Jenny Gird . The Society rescues abused and abandoned animals as well as teaching local communities on responsible pet ownership.

Johnny Hamman

Winner 2014 kokkedoor at ladies’ event
Annie Coetzee-Hall, show grounds
R100 p. p., contact Johannie on 0833121476 or Jodine on 0827224713

Apple Packing Competition

Brandweerstoor, (next to entrance, Caledon Street)

Live Musical Paint Demonstration
by Mel Elliott

Mel Elliott art gallery, Main Street
Everyone welcome, entrance free
Book at 028 840 2927

10H00 – 16H00
Various Art Exhibitions 

Home studios open
(see artists at bottom of programme)


Reptile Exhibition

Tim Vorster, Cape Town Snake park Arena, show grounds If you have never seen a Snake Show or a Reptile Show then this is Must See for you. Ever longed to hold a Snake but are too afraid to – Tim Vorster will give you the courage to overcome that!
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This show provides both entertainment and educational awareness concerning the conservation of reptiles in an action packed, humorous and jaw dropping experience, where you have the opportunity to interact with some of the biggest snakes such as the Burmese Pythons as well as some of the friendliest reptiles; creating an opportunity for some of the spectators to interact with the animals.

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Activities in Wine Garden Starts

Danny, Dee Dee, Chris Welch, Pluk, Christo en Cobus and more
(full program of wine garden activities below)

From 10H30 onwards
The Wine Garden Music Program: 

10H30 Music by DJ
12H00 Danny
13H00 Dee Dee

Illusionist Chris Welsch

Arena, show ground
Chris Welsch is one of South Africa’s most versatile entertainers. He has performed in circuses, at agricultural shows, fundraising events, schools, clubs and corporate functions. His versatile performance as a magician, ventriloquist, or skilful showman is designed for kids of all ages who love to laugh.


Dee Dee
11H00 – 14H00
Potjiekos Competition

Winners announced
Wine Garden


Music by DJ

Cristo and Cobus

With 21 years in the music industry under their belt and known for their pulsing rhythm, catchy lyrics and harmonious singing, Christo and Cobus are a household name in South Africa. Guaranteed to get the party going!



Falcon Exhibition

By Tracy Chalmers of Eagle Encounters Meet the team from Eagle Encounters who provide an exciting and rare interaction with birds of prey that few people ever experience. Tracey Chalmers explains , “Rehabilitation without education is fruitless.
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Our children deserve to inherit the gift of a balanced eco-system; an environment that is teeming with vital, self-sustainable life! Whilst education provides the building blocks that promote awareness and direction, interaction forms the corner stones between a passive understanding and an active will to conserve.” Read Less
Gumboot Dancers

Elandsrivier Primary School

“Musical Chairs” with Veteran Tractors

The popular kids party game with a new twist. Kids will love to see the tractors play musical chairs in the main arena. Quirky vintage fun!

Performance by Claude Pretorius

Main arena, show grounds
Our Master of Ceremonies for the show is Claude Pretorius.
Claude has established himself as one of the finest and most
versatile performers in South Africa. From a young age he spent
many hours on stage as an artist and a singer and is a sought
after entertainer for events and conferences.


Gala Concert

Badisa Hall Zanne Stapelberg, Niel Rademan, Elna van der Merwe in “the muse and the clown” tickets R100 at computicket or Villiersdorp tourism office The Muse and the Fool " With Zanne Stapelberg (soprano,saxofone), Niël Rademan (baritone, accordian) Elna vd Merwe ( piano). Come and join us on a journey with the excentric fool looking for the answers of life and love.
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These answers are hidden in the most beautiful music from around the world sang by Muse, Zaza (Zanne Stapelberg).This unique production has brand new compositions and song texts from the pen of Zanne Stapelberg and Niël Rademan.There are songs from opera, musicals, cabaret, as well as the classical repertoire. Music from the street and café to the opera house. Directed by Zanne Stapelberg and Niel Rademan. Produced by LONG TALL WOMAN PRODUCTIONS.   Read Less
Other Activities for Young and Old

Childrens’ play park
Chidlrens’ art in bamboessaal
Various exhibitions in main hall : paintings, jewellery, “
stalls with olive products, fresh vegetables, home-made breads etc.

Sunday 19 October


Tygerberg Childrens' Choir

Dr Church Tickets R100 each, at Computicket or Villiersdorp Tourism
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For almost four glorious decades the Tygerberg Children's Choir, based in Cape Town's Northern Suburbs and under the baton of internationally acclaimed conductor Hennie Loock with Theresa Loock as arranger and accompanist, has taken lovers of choral music on a very special musical journey. The choir regularly performs with great aplomb for heads of state, princes, kings and queens and is one of South-Africa's proudest export products. The choir has won every major international choral competition since its inception in 1972, and its unsurpassed legato singing, maturity of sound, musical power and dynamic interpretation of very difficult material makes Tygerberg Children's Choir a foremost exponent in the world of international competition choirs. In July 2010, these highly talented children participated in the world's flagship choral competition, the 6th World Choir Games in Shaoxing, China, where they received two gold medals and were crowned Double World Champions - in the Religions of the World and Folklore categories. The World Choir Games is widely regarded as the 'Olympic Games" for choirs, and only the very best choirs from all over the world are invited to participate. The fact that Tygerberg Children's Choir is a children's choir aged between 10 and 14, and that these results were obtained against much older choirs, makes the achievement even more remarkable. Being crowned world champions in two categories catapulted the choir to the 4th position overall on the official Musica Mundi World Ranking List for choirs. These remarkable children are truly CHAMPIONS IN SONG. Read Less


Little Winds Quartet

St Augustine's Anglican Church Tickets R100 each, at Computicket or Villiersdorp Tourism “The musicians in the Little Winds have all performed together many times in various orchestral and chamber music capacities, and particularly in the wind quintet format.
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Apart from full-time professional musicians this wind quintet also includes an engineer and an actuary. Bridget is the former principal flute of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and is now a freelance professional flautist and lecturer at UCT’s College of Music. Simon occupies one of the bassoon positions in the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. John is a well-established freelance performer and teacher, being head of the Woodwind Department of the Beau Soleil Music Centre. Len is the engineer and David is the actuary; both of whom are experienced part-time musicians who spend as much time as possible taking part in musical performances.“ Read Less
Leon Horn

Huis Malherbe DVG HS
Tourism and Info office Main Rd Villiersdorp
Tel 028 840 0082
Tersia Duvenage

Old Mill, Main Road Villiersdorp
Susan Morkel

Including work of  Tersia Duvenage and Betty MacGregor
Keerom garage, Main Road. 082 804 0647
Watercolour, acrylic
Mel Elliott Art Gallery Main Street

The Keegan International Marine Shell Collection
028 840 2927

Gustav Bester’s Print Making Group

Tourism office Main Road (also showing works of)
Margaret Epstein, Leon Horn, Ruth James

Louis Stroh Van Der Walt

Tourism and Info office Main Rd Villiersdorp
Tel 028 840 0082
74 Main Street, 0747871507
Oils and mixed mediaat
Margaret Epstein

Margaret Epstein works from her home studio in Villiersdorp where she settled with her husband in 2010. Her work is figurative and landscape, in various mediums. She has become known for Nguni works in charcoal and soft pastels. She also practices print making, shown at the Printmakers Exhibition currently held at the Tourism office. She will show work at the Show Grounds. Margaret’s home studio will be open to the public during the Agri Arts Festival. In conjunction with fellow artists : Nicolene Swanepoel, Sue Gow, Ruth James, Rommily Neal and Giesela Hiemstra
Contact Details

21 a Voortrekker Street, Villiersdorp
072 417 1033 0r 082 860 5787

Gareth Hickling and Ginny Hickling

Gareth and Ginny Hickling are a husband and wife team who have exhibited successfully in local art exhibitions and with South African Society of Artists in Cape Town where they have won awards for their work.
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Gareth taught and lectured in Fine Art and Art Methodology and was based at the Johannesburg College of Education where he held a senior lecturer’s post before retiring to Villiersdorp. They are passionate about art and are striving to raise the standard of art awareness in the district. Read Less
Contact Details

11 Graaff Street Villiersdorp
082 9029015
Paintings in acrylic, pastel and mixed media
Gareth will also be exhibiting with Villiersdorp Printing Workshop at Tourist Bureau during October
Margaret Ramsay

After searching throughout South Africa for an ideal place in which to settle, Margaret and Darryl decided on Villiersdorp in the Western Cape where they settled in 1999. She joined the Elgin Art Group of artists and within three years was painting in watercolour, acrylic and oils. Margaret’s artistry has gone from strength to strength; she works and exhibits at her studio in her lovely home in Villiersdorp and her work is sold widely.
Contact Details

No.13 Upington Street- 10.00 a.m. to 17.00p.m.
083 4505 351

Dam Fine Artists

Our group would be best described as “eclectic” where we select, borrow or choose the best out of everything! Generally a group of six or seven local artists who complement and compliment each other so well that we look forward to meeting again the next week.
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We have become firm friends and sessions are light hearted and full of laughter. All dispense and receive comments and criticism with good heart. We are proud to be part of the homogenous group who have earned the name Dam Fine Artist’s. Read Less

Contact Details

Country Classics, 17 Union Lane, from 9am to 5pm on Friday to Sunday 0829794992 Artists exhibiting there will be – Heather Barrow, Serena Berry, Sue Button, Liza Kerrod, Sharron Strickland and Mervin Ward The same artists will also be taking wall space at the show grounds
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Contact details for these artists is Sue Button – 0725386956 or Mervin Ward - 0824937331 Read Less
Sheilagh Cormack

She has been painting since she was 12yrs old, when she started in pen & ink. Studied at JHB art school and later in Rhodesia. Has taught for 50 yrs and has several pupils who are now exhibiting. Watercolours, oils, Chinese lacquer, acrylics- enjoying them all for 70 yrs.
Contact Details

Corner van riebeeck & upington st
Samples of various artists work winners of schools art competition show grounds
Call 028 840 0082 for more info
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