Events in Barrydale
Barrydale events offer visitors and residents alike the opportunity to experience this beautiful mountain town. Whether you’re travelling with friends, with your sports team, your pets or your entire family, you can be sure that there’s an event, accommodation and other things to do here. In fact, the Barrydale calendar is filled with a diverse range of weekly markets, mountain races, industry expo’s and a host of other quirky and exciting planned events. Just because it’s a quaint and charming town in the Cape Overberg doesn’t mean there isn’t a vibrant mix of activities and attractions here all year through.
Aside from scheduled events, there’s several other reasons to spend time in the charming countryside town of Barrydale. These attributes entice visitors from across the country and even the globe to visit this little village and the surrounding historical region. In fact, you don’t even need an event to really enjoy the surrounds of this spectacularly beautiful area. Barrydale has an exquisite and diverse eco-system that is a part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Visitors and residents alike can enjoy the impressive wild birds, the sweet smell of the fynbos, succulents and other plant life here. Often a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of modern life elsewhere.
Barrydale is a part of a cluster of towns that are collectively known as Greater Swellendam. This stretch of the Overberg region boasts a growing tourism market, especially for those who enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle. The population in Barrydale and the surrounding area is a largely the result of visitors from across the globe, simply not being able to get enough of this exquisite destination. Originally inhabited in the 18th Century, it quickly became evident that the soil here would prosper rich fruits, which has resulted in a profitable agricultural industry with many events and markets, still evident today.
Barrydale is situated on the tourist route known as Route 62, this stretch of road connects Cape Town, Oudtshoorn, the Garden Route and Port Elizabeth. This part of the region is sprinkled with an amazing assortment of wine farms, vineyards and orchards, making it a popular spot for events throughout the harvesting calendar. From agricultural festivals to food fairs and more, Barrydale provides the very best in Cape Overberg living. Don’t miss out on the range events and special days out here. If you’re a resident then don’t hesitate to post information about new highlights on the annual calendar as they arise.