The promise of spring
Fouriesberg is a small farming community that is just about 30 km’s away and a half hour’s drive from the small town of Clarens.
The Sesotho name for the town is Mashaeng, which means ‘place of big harvest’ and it is often a town that is seen as the quieter alternative to Clarens, but not when Spring comes knocking. Early spring flowers bring about the colour and warmth of spring, and this is celebrated through the towns annual Spring Fair.
Now in its fifth year not only is the fair appropriately hosted in the Eastern Free State town known for all that blossoms, the event is also appropriately hosted on the first Saturday in the first month of the season of spring, September. It is the way to bring in the warmer weather with fun and style.
Some of the planned activities that have taken place over the years at the fair are kids face painting where your child can get into character as maybe a Winnie the Pooh, a cat, dog, lion, panda or even a flower. Horse riding, a popular past time in the small towns in the Eastern Free State and another firm favourite the towns are known for arts and craft stalls. Outdoor adventures of quad biking and 4 by 4 routes, music, raffles and stand-up comedians performances that take place well into the evening therefore no matter what your taste there will be fun for the entire family at the fair