Worth your time: 11-13 October

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3 things to do this weekend

It’s Biefest time at Montecasino this weekend! After a smashing event in Durbs, the authentic Bavarian beer halls migrate to the Highveld from Thursday to Sunday. Tickets are still available, visit bierfest for all the details.

Eat This/Not That! at Bierfest

Eat This
Sausage platter (Bratwurst & Bockwurst served with Potato Salad)
3 748kJ, 32.2g Protein, 12.7g Carbohydrates, 3.3g Fibre, 53g Total Fat (19.2g Saturated Fat) 530.6mg Sodium

Not That
Pork Knuckle & Potato Rösti with gravy
8 840kJ, 195.7g Protein, 56,9g Carbs, 19.3g Fibre, 115.3g Total Fat (38.5g Saturated Fat), 4 301.6mg Sodium

The Nelson Mandela Bay Food, Wine and Cheese Show at the Boardwalk International Convention Centre collects the best wineries and cheese producers in the country under one roof, for one weekend only. While you’re there, visit the Checkers Art of Taste Tour for some celebrity cooking demos and to taste their latest meat, cheese and wine selection (pro tip: look out for Odd Bins 400, 242 and 239). The festival is on from Friday to Sunday and doors open at 11am.


Pop Bottles 2013 crowns the Free State’s Macufe weekend festivities on Sunday with an epic hip hop and house jol at Kopano Nokeng Lodge. The stellar DJ lineup includes Milkshake, Vigi and Dimplez; doors open at 12pm. Get your tickets through computicket

Van Coke Kartel are bringing their Bloed, Sweet & Trane album launch tour to Snor City on Saturday night. Your favourite rockers will be at Arcade Empire at the Grove Mall in Equestria. R50 gets you in, doors open at 9pm.


The Currie Cup’s top two teams clash for the number one log spot and home final advantage. There’s one point in it and a win for either side will deliver an important psychological blow. Bonus: the Boks are back! Match starts at 7pm, tickets at computicket

If you’re a dog lover, get over to the Coca Cola Dome for the FCI Agility World Championships and Pet&Me Expo. Watch the best dogs in the world duke it out on the show floor, then pick up a special present for your pooch at the expo. More info and tickets here