What's on in Gauteng: 27 October to 2 November 2017

Polo is coming to Soweto for the first time, and we're celebrating food in Sharpeville. Whisky, gin and beer connoisseurs are also in for a treat in Soweto and Vereeniging. Have fun.

VW Soweto Polo Cup

28 October

Soweto is hosting its first-ever polo event. The VW Soweto Polo Cup will be held at the Soweto Equestrian Centre in Soweto, Johannesburg, on 28 October 2017.

Themed “Polo for the People”, the event promises the usual elements you can expect at a classic polo event, but with a touch of the modern. It will start at 10am and end at 9pm.

Tickets cost R300 for general access and VIP tickets cost R3 000.

Soweto Beer Festival

27 to 29 October

The Soweto Beer Festival will be held at Shap Stadium from 27 to 29 October 2017.

The festival is an annual celebration of food and beer, and will have authentic township food on offer. You can also expect indigenous games, art, a shebeen and, of course, lots of music and entertainment. The festival will start at midday. Tickets are available from Nutickets.

Vaal Whisky & Gin Festival

28 October

Don’t miss the Vaal Whisky & Gin Festival on 28 October 2017 at the BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal in Vereeniging, Sedibeng.

Sample the finest selection of whiskies and gins, with more than 50 options from brands such as Hendrick’s Gin, Glenmorangie and Glenfiddich. The festival will start at 5.30pm and end at 9.30pm.

Tickets cost R250 for general access while a VIP ticket costs R500 (which includes a Vaal River cruise, a Hendrick’s Gin tasting and an exclusive gin presentation).

Sharpeville Food Festival

28 October

Calling all foodies to the Vaal – don’t miss the Sharpeville Food Festival at George Thabe Stadium in Sedibeng on 28 October 2017.

This celebration of tasty fare and refreshments, music, craft and more will feature 20 food stalls, a beverage garden and a kiddies’ area. For entertainment, you can look forward to singer Lungelo, local DJs Tha Cutt, Abby and Chainz, rapper Masedi and US artist Harrison Crump.

The festival will start at midday and end at 2am the next morning. Tickets cost R100.