The countdown to Drakensberg Primary School’s Buitelugfess has officially begun, with the event set to take place on August 24.
With gates set to open at 2 pm, the day promises to be one of family-orientated fun, where the community can unite as one.
On the day, there will be various stalls which will cater to the Newcastle community’s tastes. From fudge to biltong, you can expect an array of food and beverage stalls, which will all be geared up to fulfil a hungry crowd’s needs. There will also be stalls selling hand-crafted items.
During the event, Newcastillians can also enjoy performances by Drakensberg Primary’s very own Gumboot Dancers, the young Pom Pom Girls, the energetic Hip-Hop Group and the pre-school’s dancers which are fondly known as the DansPoppies.
The event will also have a stall managed by the school’s very own specially selected entrepreneurs. They will be selling their own handmade goods, displaying their creativity and skill on the day.
Apart from the stalls and activities during the day the school has sold tents to various companies supporting the Buitelug Fees initiative. With the tent, companies will also get a sheep on a spit and they can invite 30 guests to attend.
The cost per tent is R6000. There are a few tents still available, so be sure to contact the school office on 034 318 5011 to make a booking.
With the day focusing on promoting the school, allowing the community to interact with the staff, while having fun, the two main attractions to the event are Piet Pompies and Steve Hofmeyr.
Piet Pompies will be the MC on the day, interacting with the crowd and making announcements throughout the event.
Piet Pompies will also be providing live entertainment and keeping the crowds busy with fun and games.
Ending the Buitelugfees 2019 in style is the much loved South African singer, songwriter, actor and TV presenter Steve Hofmeyr who will entertain the crowd with his brand-new Country collection which will start at 7 pm.
Following his 2018 platinum seller SKREE, which sported three number 1 hits, Hofmeyr is still ready to pay tribute to the country classics of our time. With his distinctive baritone voice, Steve Hofmeyr countrifies nostalgia as no-one else does.
Entrance fee is R100 per adult and for high school children. For pensioners and primary school children, the entrance fee is R50. Pre-primary school children enter for free.
Visitors from the participating tents will receive special passes from the tent owner to enter.
The Buitelugfees 2019 is a creative way to put the school on show. It is also a multicultural event, of which most of the activities and the main act of the evening will be in English, so bring your family and friends and enjoy a relaxing, fun-filled day at Drakensberg School.