Knysna Oyster Festival

Fun Facts about the Knysna Oyster Festival

Fun Facts about the Knysna Oyster Festival

  1. The first Knysna Oyster Festival was in 1983 and known then as the Knysna Winter Festival.
  2. The Winter Festival consisted of only sporting events, including the now-famous forest marathon
  3. It was only in 1986 that cycling became part of the Knysna Winter Festival
  4. Today the Knysna Oyster Festival is famous for these pillar events, Knysna Cycle Tour and Knysna Forest Marathon
  5. The Knysna Cycle tour is always on the first weekend and the Knysna Forest Marathon on the second weekend
  6. Over the last few years, the Festival has built into many annual offerings such as wine festivals, sports tournaments, art competitions, and more.
  7. The Knysna Oyster Festival is now run by a management- and steering committee but relies on the community for events and activities
  8. In 2020 the Knysna Oyster Festival will be going virtual for the very first time
  9. The Knysna Oyster Festival is one of the most iconic festivals in South Africa and even popular with international audiences
  10. The Knysna Oyster Festival is renowned as being ‘The Best 10 Days of Winter’!
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