Event Info

Date:  3 - 5 March 2022
Venu:  Swellendam Showgrounds
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More Info:  Miriam Basson 082 788 6544
Info: Hard on the heels of the founders of the Cape of Good Hope Agricultural Society, F. W. Reitz heralded his arrival in the Overberg by establishing the Swellendamsche Genootschap van Landbouw in March 1832. Organized agriculture was a revolutionary concept to the nineteenth century Cape. Competitive exhibition is perhaps the final test of a farmer's affinity with his soil and his stock, for it demands a pride of ownership and achievement that is a sensitive gauge of a farming community's virility.