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SA CHEESE FESTIVAL CANCELLED OVER CORONA VIRUS

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For immediate release
16 March 2020

The biggest outdoor culinary event in Africa, the 2020 South African Cheese Festival, has been cancelled due to the national ban on gatherings of more than 100 people. The popular festival would be held for the 19th time this year from Saturday 25 to Monday 27 April 2020 at Sandringham outside Stellenbosch.

The Council of Agri-Expo, the organiser of the SA Cheese Festival, has consulted widely with provincial government and other stakeholders over the past week in the face of growing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Johan Ehlers, Chief Executive Officer of Agri-Expo, thanked the festival’s partners, exhibitors and supporters for their understanding and patience. “The SA Cheese Festival annually provides a platform for cheesemakers and entrepreneurs from across the country to showcase their products to up to 30 000 festival goers. The cancellation of the SA Cheese Festival will have a definite economic impact.”

All paid tickets will be reimbursed by Computicket with ticket holders who will be contacted directly by Computicket.
• Patrons that purchased tickets via credit card or web THAT HAVE NOT COLLECTED THEIR TICKETS AS OF YET will be refunded automatically to their credit card within 3-7 working days
• Patrons who have ALREADY COLLECTED THEIR TICKETS OR PURCHASED THEIR TICKETS VIA Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Computicket outlets and House&Home may return their tickets to the store for a full refund.
• For any ticket queries please contact 0861 915 8000.

The 20th SA Cheese Festival will take place from Saturday 24 to Monday 26 April 2021 at Sandringham outside Stellenbosch. For more information, contact Agri-Expo on 021 975 4440 or e-mail us at admin@agriexpo.co.za.

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