Time to tickle your taste buds

An upcoming food festival will once again provide a number of exciting highlights.

24 October 2021 | Events

Dalene Stephanus; Director; “All sorts of food are allowed … as long as the food tastes good.”

Swakopmund • Leena Ndakevondjo

Applications for putting up a stall at the Swakopmund food festival are now open. The festival takes place on 16, 17 and 18 December at the amphitheatre In Swakopmund.

The festival, which promotes cultural food, draws a large number of food lovers and takes place at least 3 times a year. Vendors and business owners who would like to reach a wide audience are encouraged to register for the occasion. The closing date for applications is Friday, 29 October. Exhibitors are expected to provide their own tables and chairs, and to make sure that the stalls are welcoming and clean. Exhibitors are required to be open during normal trading hours and until the last day of the festival.

Events coordinator Dalene Stephanus says that any type of food is allowed as long as it tastes good. The festival includes an online competition from 1 November, with the winner to be announced at the festival. Stall fees vary, with restaurant owners forking out more compared to vendors who pay N$1000 for 3 days. The festival will also accommodate some exciting highlights, including a taste kitchen, two South African chefs, a fire den, a barbeque on steroid area, and a container kitchen.

Due to Covid a number of measures will be in place. Vendors will be separated from one another as much as possible. There won’t be a big stage, to prevent too many people from converging, and patrons will be reminded every hour about Covid preventative measures and regulations.