All Eyes on Lobatse Beef Festival

| May 13, 2015

For the third year running, Botswana’s home of beef, Lobatse, will on May 29-31 host the annual international beef festival.

The founder of the festival, Barolong Seboni, said this year’s event dubbed Bigger and Better would offer new activities.

The event would come in a three-day package, starting on Friday with a 4×4 outdoor exposition called Nkisa Morakeng aimed at attracting farmers, small medium enterprisers in the beef industry as well as vehicle dealers.

The exposition would also have outdoor lifestyle and gardening equipment, to be exhibited at the space adjacent to the park. It will offer those in the outdoor, farming and camping business to interact, network and share business ideas, said Seboni.

The festival will also feature a braai challenge of 25 teams of five to ten people, who will come up with braai recipes and show their braaing skills.

There will be judges to select the best tasting beef. Anyone can join the challenge, either a group of friends or individuals with a common interest. Lengau Wines are the sponsors of the challenge and will show case their variety of wines.

Other features of the day include an exhibition, themed Masakeng which will have an exposition of beasts and animal feeds.

There will be a pimp my bakkie competition and those with pimped bakkies with mag wheels, bumpers and bush guards will compete, and the one with the best pimped bakkie will walk away with a prize.

Additional activities lined up for the main event are wine tasting, kiddies fun park, horse riding, quad bike riding. The festival will wrap it all up with a Jazz concert dubbed Jazz at the Beef Fest, on Sunday.

The Jazz day will also have various meat dishes like mokwetjepe, mokoto and serobe. Seboni said the festival was meant to promote and position Lobatse as a vibrant town and a major international player in the beef industry.

The festival’s mission was to celebrate Botswana beef and its contribution to the country’s economy as well as to strengthen community spirit and create a vibe through the celebration, he said.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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