Kom pomp saam … Say what? Get to the Naboom Windpomp Fees
If you haven’t yet been to the charming town of Mookgophong (previously known as Naboomspruit), then here is the perfect reason to, the Naboom Windpomp Fees from 10 to 12 June 2010. Located at the foot of the Swaershoek Mountains this little village used to be a rest station for the Pretoria-Polokwane mail coach back in the 1800’s. The town became a hive of activity in the early 1900’s with the discovery of minerals and has never looked back. Fluorspar and tin are still mined in the area.
The Naboom Windpomp Fees is an annual event held at the Buffelshoek Agri Depot. The festival gets its name from the Afrikaans word for a windmill (windpomp). Windmills are pretty useful things as they convert the energy of wind to rotational motion which in turn powers equipment such as windpumps for getting fresh water from underground. The festival is hosted by the Euphorbia Christelike Onafhanklike Skool and the name of the festival is representative on the fact that the school produces water for itself and the excess will flow into the community …
The festival begins on Thursday 10 June with the gates open from 08h00 until late. The line up includes Wielie Walie and a trip back in time with the Rapport Vamt Legends including music from Elvis and ABBA with performers Lance James, Sonja Herholdt, Min Shaw, Bobby Angel and Sorina Erasmus from popular television soapie 7de Laan. Friday 11 June will showcase Steve Hofmeyer, Thys de Bosveldklong and Romanz while Saturday’s line up includes David Fourie, Isak Davel, Snotkop and DJ Ossewa.
If you’re looking for any of the following: tractor, game, stud cattle and cattle make sure you get to the auction so you can get your paddle and start bidding. Vleis Sentraal a name synonymous with cattle and marketing thereof will have 40 kraals, Dorpers Vereeniging will also be at the festival and visitors will be able to see show horses and cattle. Microlights, gyrocopters and helicopters will also be on display so there is plenty to keep you busy.
But if that hasn’t done enough to entice you to the show then don’t forget there will be a huge fun park with activities such as gold, paintball and helicopter flips. With over 150 stalls from careful selected exhibitors you can spend hours wandering through stalls displaying various aspects of agriculture, outdoor living, hobbies, tourism and arts and crafts. When you start to feel a little hungry don’t fear there will be food stalls to cater for every family members tastes and a large beer garden to sit back and relax in. Ladies there is a beauty pageant and gents a strongman show and for animal lovers a dog show.
When, where and how much?
The venue is the Buffelshoek Agri Depot which is situated between the N1 North highway and it’s alternative route R101 to Mokopane and with ample parking you can enjoy the festival. One day tickets to the event cost R60 per person or if you’d like to attend the full three days this pass will cost R150. For more information you can telephone Glenda on +27 (0)82 372-8448.
Head off to the Naboom Windpomp Fees this weekend and take part in all of the fun activities and entertainment this festival has to offer.