Darling Village Fest – 27, 28, 29 October 2017

We all know that a scarecrow is usually an object made to resemble a human figure, set up to scare birds away from field where crops are grown.
Darling plans to borrow this age-old idea, a symbol for rural life and an image of harvest time Village- and farm schools, families, local clubs, outreach initiatives etc. will build scarecrows to be exhibited at the Darling Village Fest which this year will take place from 27 to 29 October 2017 We are aiming for 20 – 30 human sized creations made from recycled material.

The participants’ efforts and creativity will be rewarded by prizes for the most popular specimen as chosen by the audience of the Scarecrow Show at Evita se Perron on 3 November.

For the visitors of the Darling Village Fest the scarecrows, spread around the village, will serve as the theme for a competition with amazing prizes for the winners. People will hand in their votes at designated Scarecrow Hotspots.
So our visitors wander the village looking for scarecrows which in turn guide them to the numerous other attractions of the Darling Village Fest
(program is attached ).

The festival celebrates country values which Darling fortunately has preserved, true to our motto ” Only an hour from Cape Town but a million miles away.”
And after the festival the scarecrows will be on duty in Darling’s fields and gardens, till next year.

Any profit from the Community Scarecrow Project will be equally shared between three Darling outreach projects.”

Friday 27 October

11h00 – 12h30
Ormonde Wine Estate: Handmade Nougat & Wine pairing. A first in Darling. 40 places available on each day I.e.booking essential
13h00 -17h00 Cheese platters. (booking essential)
Contact Stuart at 022 492 3540 to book stuart@ormonde.co.za or info@ormonde.co.za

From 16h00
The “Let’s paint Darling” Party at the Museum’s parking

19h00
Evita se Perron: All Stars Variety Show with guest performances by talent from locals and further afield, presented by the Darling Trust
Bookings 022 492 3930 or bookings@evita.co.za

From 19h00
Darling Lodge Guesthouse: Darling Country Open Air Cinema
Bring along your picnic and enjoy classic movies under the stars in the picturesque garden.
Bookings 022 492 3062

Saturday 28 October

10h00 – 16h00
Darling Wine Shop Birthday Celebration
Street braai – music and some other fun things…. Vertical wine tasting competition
Contact Ida Opperman 082 623 2244 taste@darlingwine.co.za

11h30
Darling Sweet: Storytelling at the Toffee Shop

11h00 – 12h30
Ormonde Wine Estate: Handmade Nougat & Wine pairing (booking essential)
and from 13h00 till 17h00 cheese platters (booking essential)
Contact Stuart at 022 492 3540 to book stuart@ormonde.co.za or info@ormonde.co.za

14h00
Show at Evita se Perron: Adapt or Fly
Bookings: 022 492 3930 or bookings@evita.co.za

16h00-18h00
Darling Focus: DMA End of Year Concert
Open for the whole community – admission: free

16h30 -22h00
Darling Brew: Glynn Lewis Live

19h00
Show at Evita se Perron: PDU unpowered: The Echo of Noise
Bookings: 022 402 3930 or bookings @evita.co.za

From 19h00
Darling Lodge Guesthouse: Darling Country Open Air Cinema
Bring along your picnic and enjoy classic movies under the stars in the picturesque
garden
Bookings 022 492 3062

Sunday 29 October

From 7h00
Groote Post Country Run
4 km Ommie-dam Fun Run – 8.00
10 km Atlantic view Route – 7.30
21 km Bobbejaanberg Challenge – 7.00
Online entries www.trailrunning.co.za
Enquiries info@iloveyzer.co.za 022 451 2202

10h00 – 15h00
Groote Post Country Market
Local Products / Crafts / Music / Tractor Rides / Guided Horseback Rides
Groote Post Winery – Just off the R27 – Darling

11h30
The Buttery (at the Darling Museum): “Song of the Summer Wind”
Light Classics with the Cello4tett.
Admission R 120. Tickets at the door.
For reservations info@darlingmusic.org

14h00
Show at Evita se Perron: Evita praat Kaktus
Bookings 022 492 3930 or bookings @evita.co.za

From 14h00
The Old Pastorie: Jazz in a Country Garden
with “D’s Choice” and Kneale Lawson
Admission R 80. Tickets at the door.
For reservations info@darlingmusic.org

Other Attractions:

Kid Zone at the Darling College

The Scarecrow Competition

Art Exhibitions at the Nicolaas Maritz Studio Gallery, at The Toffee Gallery
and at the Daisy Darling Art Gallery

Darling College Kid Zone with activities specific for children

Flowers on the Stoep

Skaapkop and Offal braai at the Cafe Mosaic stoep

Street Music

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