Knysna Oyster Festival

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26 June – 5 July 2020

KOF 2020 – Event Types and Application Process

To be part of the Knysna Oyster Festival 2020 you need to buy into the concept that the festival is about you the “local” it is your shop, activity, event or venue that will be part of the Knysna Oyster Festival. Your event and or your business is situated in the Greater Knysna area. You need to offer a Knysna Oyster Festival Special, be accredited by the KOF 2020 committee and brand your venue / activity with the KOF 2020 theme.

Event Types

1] Major events

Small or large participation: Sport; Running; Cycling; Children’s Events

Spectator participation: Rugby; Soccer; Tennis; etc

2] Culinary: 

Eateries; Coffee shops etc

3] Entertainment: 

At your venue – restaurant, shop, etc.

4] Art, Culture and History

5] Activities:

Eg. Ocean Odyssey, Scootours, Featherbed

6] Other/Service Provider:

7] Accommodation


Application process:

1] Submit application form to KOF management committee

Manual and online forms on KOF website


2] Wait for event confirmation approval

3] Events / Activities that are not part of your normal business operations will need to follow the Knysna Municipal event application process on top of the KOF application process

Event permit forms are available on the municipal website

How it Works

    • Register and create an online profile for your event on the Knysna Film & Festival portal;

    • Each event will require a unique username – we recommend using your Event Name without spaces (eg. KnysnaFestival);

    • Log in with your username and password;

    • Complete the online Event Permit Application Form and submit;

    • If you wish to list your property as a possible venue or location, you can upload and submit the property details with photos for verification on the relevant online application form;

    • If you are an Events Service Provider and would like to list your business, please register on the Knysna Film & Events online portal in order to be included in the Events Service Provider Directory;

    • Alternatively you can also send an email to: or contact: +27 (0)44 302 6585