The Art Farm - A Sense of History

The Art Farm is precisely what its name implies - a dedicated art venue out in peaceful Alewynspoort. Established in 2014 by Eugene and Ilse Becker, The Art Farm is built on farmland which dates back to the early development period of Johannesburg after the South African War (1899 - 1902). With this sense of history in mind, you should definitely pay this unique art centre a visit.

Art Farm

Food, Wine & Fine Art

The Art Farm is all about art - every kind, from culinary art, to wine making, music and visual art. This is where the written word is celebrated and children's laughter is cherished. Nature welcomes you here too, providing the perfect relaxing environment just a short drive from the city. With an on-site restaurant and bakery, kiddies play area, bar and events venue, The Art Farm is the ideal family-friendly space to enjoy a little fresh air, some great tasting food and, of course, all kinds of art. The farm also boasts 27 art stalls - converted stables which each hold a new delight for visitors. You can stroll through the stables to pick up a selection of original pottery items, vintage furniture, paintings and winery.

Art Farm

Book lovers, there is something special here for you too. A loft bookshop with over 7000 books! Come out on a weekend to enjoy an entire day of gossipy biographies, adventure tales, stories of love and astounding facts about the natural world. Young readers are also welcome to get lost in a world of fairy tales, trolls, heroes and valiants. Afterwards, you can visit The Art Farm's famous pig, Spekkie. The kids will certainly be delighted by her antics as she frolics in the mud pool. The resident farm horse, SM-arty offers rides to the kids, too. You and the kids may also take some time to plant a few seeds in the veggie garden. If you return a few weeks later there is sure to be a fresh bounty to harvest. Either way, this is tranquility at its very best.

The Art Farm Night Market 

The Art Farm Craft Yard hosts monthly night markets. Featuring live music, art displays, foodie delights and a great atmosphere, the night market is a must-visit. There are only three more night market events taking place this year, so don't miss out on all the fun! However, if night markets aren't your thing, pop by for the weekend market. A celebration of authentic art, hand-made crafts, real farm fresh produce and eco-friendly materials. These markets take place every Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 - 15:00.

On Saturday, 05 October 2019 the Art Farm Craft Yard invite you to enjoy a craft whiskey, gin and beer bash! Of course, you can also indulge in the usual weekend market fare, which includes craft stalls selling beaded jewellery, wooden toys and trinkets, soaps and quirky home decor items. The Art Farm deli will also be there, offering you an array of deli meats, cheeses, breads and home-style baked biscuits. So, bring the whole family along for a fun day out at the vintage-inspired Craft Yard.

For more information

Visit their website for more information - the-artfarm.co.za.

Or, follow them on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest events, workshops and exhibitions.

Details: Plot 56, Klipriver Road, R550, Alewynspoort, Eikenhof, Gauteng | [email protected]

Surely you have heard by now that the ever-popular Lusito Land Festival is back! It'll be taking place from 20 - 22 April 2019 and again from 26 - 28 April 2019 at the Cayman Road venue in Johannesburg South. Not only can you expect plenty of family-friendly fun, but you can also enjoy all things Portuguese, from traditional Portuguese folk dancing and community artists, to delectable edibles. It's going to be an amazing festival! plus, we can now give you an inside look at the entertainment planned for the first weekend of this iconic Jozi festival...

Expect Epic Music

For your musical entertainment, festival goers will be enthralled with this year's lineup of live acts, which covers a wide range genres and artists.

Weekend one will feature:

This year, there will also be an awesome '80s rock show celebrating and paying tribute to the best alternative rock bands of the decade! The Hey Now, HEY NOW NOW band will take to the Lusito Land stage on Saturday, 20 April 2019 for a two-hour show jam-packed with '80s alternative music, taking you on a nostalgic trip down Memory Lane.

Lots Of Fun For Everyone

There's plenty of entertainment in store for all ages! The family can enjoy a two-hour show featuring South Africa’s top 10 wrestlers in an international-standard wrestling ring.  The little ones can also be part of the wrestling fun by safely showing off their smackdown skills under the watchful eye of a ring master. An autograph session plus photos with the wrestlers will be available after the show.

And of course, Lusito Land is not Lusito Land without their thrilling and exciting funfair! The fairground will be jam-packed with all sorts of exhilarating rides perfect for all ages. Make sure you get your ride tickets at the funfair ticket office before heading off to the queues.

And this year, there will be something for the animal loving guests. The Joy Dogs will be at Lusito Land, where festival goers can meet talented canines and be entertained while they show off some of their tricks.

The festival grounds have recently undergone a revamp with freshly-planted luscious grass all over the venue to ensure comfort. With this year's event being their biggest yet, you definitely don't want to miss out.

There's Also A Little Bit Of Charity

The Lusito Land Festival goes beyond having the best musical acts or giving visitors an authentic taste of Portuguese food and culture. It is an event that aims to raise awareness about differently abled people and make these people more visible to society at large. In true spirit of the cause there will be a fun 5km walk for the disabled on Sunday, 28 April 2019 from 08:00 with an entry fee of R150 per person, that also covers your entrance into the festival.

Where To Get Tickets

Tickets for the Lusito Land Festival can be purchased at Computicket.

 Ticket pricing:

Where Is It?

Lusito Land 2019 will be taking place at 25 Cayman Road, Alewynspoort, Johannesburg South.

For More Information

For more information, visit www.lusitoland.co.za.

Don't forget to check them out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

What Is It?

The 2019 Lusito Land Festival is fast approaching, and lovers of Portuguese cuisine and culture are in for a treat at Cayman Road, Alewynspoort. This popular festival promises to be a celebration of exceptional food, music and fun. There's entertainment for all ages, from Portuguese folk dancing and top local artists to mouth-watering food, all celebrated at leisure under an African sky.

Lusito Land

The easy-to-access venue is a superb, safe and central location with loads of secure parking, clean facilities and a family friendly fun fair to keep the ‘crianças’ busy. This event is hosted by the Lusito Association, a non-profit organisation for Children with Disabilities. Over the last 37 years, it has evolved into a festival celebrated by the many cultures that make up Johannesburg and Gauteng. The Portuguese tradition has however been sustained in the wonderful traditional flavours of the fine cuisine that is an important facet of the Portuguese heritage.

Lusito Land

The Lineup!

For your musical entertainment, festival goers will be enthralled with this year’s lineup of live acts, which covers a wide range of genres and artists.

Weekend one will feature:

This year, there will also be an awesome ’80s rock show celebrating and paying tribute to the best alternative rock bands of the decade! The Hey Now, HEY NOW NOW band will take to the Lusito Land stage on Saturday, 20 April 2019 for a two-hour show jam-packed with ’80s alternative music, taking you on a nostalgic trip down Memory Lane.

Lusito Land

There’s plenty of other thrilling entertainment in store for all ages! The family can enjoy a two-hour show featuring South Africa’s top 10 wrestlers in an international-standard wrestling ring.  The little ones can also be part of the wrestling fun by safely showing off their smackdown skills under the watchful eye of a ring master. An autograph session plus photos with the wrestlers will be available after the show.

And of course, Lusito Land is not Lusito Land without their thrilling and exciting funfair! The fairground will be jam-packed with all sorts of exhilarating rides perfect for all ages. Make sure you get your ride tickets at the funfair ticket office before heading off to the queues.

Lusito Land

And this year, there will be something for the animal loving guests. The Joy Dogs will be at Lusito Land, where festival goers can meet talented canines and be entertained while they show off some of their tricks.

The Lusito Land Festival goes beyond having the best musical acts or giving visitors an authentic taste of Portuguese food and culture. It is an event that aims to raise awareness about differently abled people and make these people more visible to society at large. In true spirit of the cause there will be a fun 5km walk for the disabled on Sunday, 28 April 2019 from 08:00 with an entry fee of R150 per person, that also covers your entrance into the festival.

Lusito Land

When Is It?

The Lusito Land Festival will be taking place over two weekends:

Where Is It?

25 Cayman Road, Alewynspoort, Johannesburg South.

How Much Is It?

Tickets for the Lusito Land Festival can be purchased at Computicket.

 Ticket pricing:

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit their website.

You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.