Your guide to the Stellenbosch


Your guide to the Stellenbosch Harvest Parade and Craft Expo

Once again a family-friendly spectacle will hit the streets of Stellenbosch on Saturday, 1 February for the Stellenbosch Harvest Parade and Craft Expo.

Your guide to the Stellenbosch


It’s almost time for the Stellenbosch Harvest Parade and Craft Expo! Yes, Stellenbosch’s annual tradition of the Harvest Parade will celebrate a year of hard work and the start of the harvest season on 1 February once more. It is said that the 2020 Harvest Parade is hosted with the support of the Stellenbosch Municipality and sees the participation of some of South Africa’s top wine farms, including Kleine Zalze, Clos Malverne, Middelvlei, Kaapzicht Beyerskloof and L’Avenir.

What to expect at the 2020 Harvest Parade in Stellenbosch

The parade reportedly features a flotilla of trucks and tractors, marching bands and minstrels along Stellenbosch’s oak-lined streets. A highlight of the event is the Huisvlyt Craft expo, which opens at the Stellenbosch town hall after the parade. The craft expo show takes place in collaboration with the Stellenbosch Agricultural Society at the town hall, until 15:00.

Here visitors can enjoy a variety of stalls, local produce, handmade homeware, preserves, bakes and more.

“Expect the colourful splash of tractors decorated with grand flair, the lively sounds of trumpets and drums and tambourines, glittering costumes, and, plenty of smiling faces as the happy convoy makes its way through the leafy streets of the ‘City of Oaks’ to usher in the hustle-and-bustle of harvest,” reads the official Facebook event for the Harvest Parade.

The harvest blessing

This year the parade will start in Alexander Street, outside the Dutch Reformed Church Stellenbosch-West, before moving up Alexander Street, turning right into Bird Street and then left into Plein Street, where it comes to a stop at the town hall for the customary harvest blessing.

It is also reported that musicians and a festive entourage will lead the way to the town hall where where the annual blessing of this year’s harvest will take place.

Event details

  • Cost: This event is free of charge
  • Place: The parade will start in Alexander Street, Stellenbosch
  • Time: The event kicks off at 09:00