Are you ready for the first Tjokker Festival?

Singer-songwriter Clemour as well as Kwaggabees are among the artists who will perform at the Tjokker Festival

VANDERBIJLPARK. – The Vaal Triangle has many festivals, but not one where children are the central focus. However, now comes a festival with a new concept, namely where babies, toddlers and school children will get all the attention they deserve!
This festival, which is going to become an annual fixture, will be known as the Tjokker Festival and takes place on 3 and 4 November on the Tjokkerland premises in J. Van Melle Street, Vanderbijlpark.
Aside from welcoming the older folks, the focus of the event will be on children of all ages – from preschool babies and small children to primary and high school children.
The fun begins on Friday 3 November at 12:00 with Sonja Herholdt and Tjokkie’s show. At 14:00 the opening heats of the talent competitions. There will also be a fun-park and great entertainment for youngsters and, that night, none other than the popular Kwaggabees will turn up.
Entry for Friday is R40 per person. Children younger than two can go in for free.
Saturday 4 November will see Lollos, Ollie the Clown, Ricky Faber and Josh Kempen on the scene to provide entertainment for young and old. Clemour, a celebrated singer, songwriter, poet, instrumentalist and music arranger will also entertain guests with his high-quality performance.
The fun begins that Saturday morning at 08:00 with a candy run, followed by a baby show, a cake-icing competition, a talent competition, a dance competition and a pompom show.
Models and various schools’ choirs will then perform. Youngsters must enter as quickly as possible as big prizes are at stake!
During the festival, there will be interesting food stalls featuring special foods and tasty tidbits for babies and children of all ages, as well as for parents and grandparents!
The stalls will focus especially on food art and handmade toys as well as tertiary intitutions’exhibitions and career displays for older children.
Entry on that Saturday is R60 per person. Again, children under two can enter for free.
All stallholders, tertiary institutions and schools that want to book exhibition space or that want to enter children for the talent competitions, should phone or SMS Ansie on 076 562 8275.
The Rotarians’ Children for Children project and the Purple Foundation will also be beneficiaries of the event. All schools of the Vaal Triangle as well as from areas like Parys, Heilbron and Heidelberg are keenly invited to take part. Diarise this now and make sure you are there to share in the fun!

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