Hogsback Winter Celebrations

Preparations for the #winter #hogsbackcelebrations events and activities are in full swing and our provisional programme is ready for final perusal!! We have a vibrant range of activities and events happening for all ages and interests. Of course, we will be hoping for the main attraction to also make its appearance on our festival programme, namely the SNOW!

Scavenger Hunt

This year we will again be doing our very popular Hogsback Scavenger Snow-Hunt Challenge all around our little village. The #HogsbackSnowhunt will take you to various venues and events where you will learn more about Hogsback, its people and what makes it so magical! Of course, you will also be required to hug trees, kiss frogs and #bethesnow! It was hugely competitive last year, so this year we will be including more secret clues and demanding a lot more fun evidence from all the competitors.

Chill Dip

Our 18th annual Chill Dip for the warm-blooded adventurers, is a MUST DO. This event has solicited a dedicated following of certified (crazy) polar bears, who return every year to brave the icy water challenge! Earning the Chill Dip T-shirt is indeed an icy honour, not to be missed!.

Kiddies Fun Area and festival

Our kiddies will be well catered for this year, with a dedicated festival area where they can have fun, participate in exciting competitions, enjoy puppet shows, jumping castles, face painting, kiddies art and storytelling. We even encourage parents to come and join in all the wholesome family orientated fun. There will even be a healthy kiddie food court as well!

Crafters and stalls

Crafters are welcome to apply for stalls at the various crafter venues via the website, and there will be a big variety of handmade crafts, toys, art, clothes, food and all shapes of thingiemabobs on offer.

The closing date for crafters to apply to have a stall at the festival is the end of June. For more information and to complete the application form, click here

SAP Show

The South African Police Service will be doing a show for us and will be bringing their riot squad, horses, dogs and a helicopter to make us more aware of the important and difficult job they have in keeping us all safe every day. Frosty the snowman has volunteered to be the “baddie” if the snow does not appear!

Night meander and star gazing

Our night meander and star gazing will again be on offer where you will experience the magic of the Hogsback forest at night. A little known fact is that Hogsback comes alive at night with all kinds of night animals making their appearance and you may even see a real live Hoggamajojo!

DOn't miss the Arboreetum Night Meander at the #winter #hogsbackcelebrations

To download the “almost final” printable programme of events, click here. or save paper and follow our interactive online programme using your cellphone!

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