The most popular craft beer festival in Stellenbosch now also offers a wide range of craft-drinks including gin, wine, seltzers and agave-based spirits.
The Stellenbosch Craft Drinks Festival started out in 2012 as a strictly CRAFT BEER Festival at the height of the craft beer craze. Now, a decade later it presents a whole range of curated beverages: brewed; distilled and crafted locally in the Western Cape and surrounds as well as a select few imports.
The SCDF will offer an excellent array of fine craft beer; gin; mead and honey-based alcoholic beverages, refreshing seltzers, wine, liqueurs and agave- based spirits that are ideal for cocktails.
Paired with the best local food truck offerings and coffee roasted in the heart of Stellenbosch, the SCDF promises to have something for the whole family. The latest addition to this hearty festival is a stylish non-alcoholic cocktail bar, with freshly squeezed juices, combined into perfectly balanced beverages, without the alcohol.
To celebrate the 10-year anniversary, adults lounge in the comfort of their camping chairs (yes, you can bring your own chairs, gazebos and umbrellas) while sipping on their favourite craft beverage or locally sourced wine (we didn’t forget where we are!) enjoying the live music we have on offer.
Kids can enjoy a variety of carnival rides and festival food offerings will include breakfast (for the early birds – you can also grab a coffee and take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Jan Marais Nature reserve), gourmet hot wings, buttermilk battered chicken burgers, pizza, wraps, burgers, tacos and more!
The craft beer experience has taken micro brewing and micro distilling to a new level in recent years and there has been an emergence of not only craft gin, but also agave-based spirits, rum, mead and much more. The SCDF has played a major role in creating a platform for these artisans to exhibit their products. Visitors are encouraged to test their pallets and try new varieties.
The SCDF is a family-friendly, day-outing suitable for the whole family. Bring your friends and family and enjoy the food; beverages and live bands in one of the most scenic outdoor venues in Stellenbosch. There
is ample seating and shade, but bring your camping chairs, picnic blankets and beach umbrellas if you feel like getting more comfortable.
Gates open at 11:00 and live music starts at around noon. Tickets are available on Quicket: https://qkt.io/oufNWA
- Adult & branded beer mug: R150
- Adult no mug/bring your own: R110
- Children aged 12-17: R70 (no alcohol sales to under 18`s)
- Children under 12: Free – there is also a kiddies play area.
- Note: R5 service fee is charged on all online sales, tickets will also be available at the door cash / SnapScan.
Get your tickets at the gate
- Adults no beer mug: 150.00
- Mugs: R50.00 (limited stock available)
- Children 12-17: R80.00
- Children under 12: Free entry. Contact for more info: [email protected]
Please visit the SCDF social media pages for regular updates on which brands to expect, as well as some great competitions and prizes!