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East Rand Gin Festival 2019

Sat Jul 13, 10:00 - Sat Jul 13, 23:00

Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre


Join in the Biggest Gin Festival in South Africa to date!

The East Rand Gin Festival brings you the very best in Craft Gin Distillers and tonics! Enjoy our beautiful gardens while sipping on a G&T mixed by our expert craft gin Master Distillers themselves!

With over 30 Distillers you will be spoiled for choice and not wait in loooong ques! There will be a selection of delicious festival foods as well as food trucks to cater for everyone's taste. Plenty of seating in shaded areas, roaming entertainers, great music and excellent Gin makes this a Festival not to be missed! We've catered for the kiddies too - from jumping castles and face painters to FREE juice and popcorn while stocks last!

There are plenty of picnic spots around our gardens - Feel free to bring picnic blankets and camping chairs. Gazebo's not allowed, but umbrellas are welcome. The venue offers plenty of shade under the trees. No food, dinks or coolerboxes to be brought into the venue - we've got your back!

We'll be ending off the day with a fantastic full performance from WATERSHED!

Other artists on the day include Jerry and the Bandits, Zebra, Jacques Mouton, Bianca Blanc and DJ Steve East!

A cash (and card) bar will be available until late. The venue is centrally located 10 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport and offers ample safe parking on and around the premises. The venue offers discounted accommodation to all festival participants on the weekend.

Distilleries on the day serving a selection of their signature Gin & Tonics:

(And other spirits like rum, vodka, moonshine etc!)

African Craft Gin

The African Spirit Distillery

Black Rose Gin

Deep South Distillery

Distillery 031

Duke Gin

Flowstone African Bush Botanicals Gin


Harmony Distillery

Jin Gin

Kaleido Gin

Mainstream Brewing Company

McKruger Spirits

Rhino Beetle Gin

Silver Creek Distillery

Sugarbird Fynbos Gin

Swagga Breweries

The Old Packhouse Distillery

Tragelaphus gin

Waterberg Distilleerders

West Coast Distillers

The Birchwood will have several bar areas serving beer, wine etc and there will be sherry specials to keep you warm!

More breweries to be announced!


June & July Winter tickets at R200 each

Tickets on the day at the festival: R220 (cash & card and are limited)

Kiddies tickets R50 each - includes free water/juice and popcorn while stocks last!

Families (2 parents, up to 3 kids): R450

Adult tickets include Tasting tokens, Event Map and a Crystal Festival Gin Goblet.

Tickets are limited and once they are sold out they are SOLD OUT!

Terms and conditions apply.

Errors and omissions expected.

The organiser reserves the right to make changes to any aspects of the festival and relevant happenings



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Published at: 24-03-2019 17:37
Welcome to the biggest gathering of Craft Gin producers and GINthusiasts!
Enjoy variety of tasters, signature G&T's and cocktails perfectly mixed from the masters themselves, listen to great music and enjoy the roaming entertainment in beautiful gardens at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre.  Finish off the evening with a spectacular fire show and then sit back in good company around a bonfire until late.
The first 300 kiddies will receive free juice and popcorn and are welcome in the dedicated kiddies area where facepainters and other kiddies entertainment will be available until 17h00.
The first 4000 guests will receive a free Festival glass and Event Map.


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Sip & Stamp!
The Gin Passport is the best way to keep track of all the Craft Gins that you have tasted!  When visiting distilleries they will be able to stamp or sign your passport, confirming that you did, in fact, taste their gin.  Fill your passports with as many stamps as you can and earn true bragging rights!

Register your unique passport on www.ginpassport.co.za to win spot prizes (e.g. GIN!) Post selfies with your Gin Passport and tag @ERGinFest and #funpassports and stand a chance to WIN GIN!

Remember!  This passport never expires and can be stamped by any distiller at any time - not just at the festival!  *** Every distiller will have a stamp at the East Rand Gin Festival - this is a golden opportunity to fill your passport in ONE day! ***

Pre-buy your passport at 25% discount for only R75 each.  (Normal price R100)
There will be some passports sold on the day but they will sell out soon.  Rather than risk it, order your unique passport TODAY!

(Passports to be collected from the Gin Passport stand at the festival, next to the Registration table.  Please bring your ticket(s) and proof of transaction with.)


East Rand Gin Festival 2019
Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre
41 View Point Rd, Bartlett AH, Boksburg
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