If you are looking for things to do in Bloemfontein this April, the Bloem Show is not to be missed. Taking place from the 27th of April until the 7th of May, the theme of this year’s show is “Colour me crazy”. If you are an out-of-town visitor, you’ll be delighted to hear that you can find affordable accommodation in Bloemfontein on Junk Mail.
The Bloemfontein show will run for 11 days and it is scheduled to have a long line-up of exhibitors, artists and agricultural activities that will entertain not just you but your entire family. This is definitely the kind of show that is tailored for families who are looking for entertainment.
If you will be driving to the Bloem event there will also be access to free parking for your vehicle.
About the Bloem Show
The Bloem Show offers close to 450 outdoor and indoor exhibitors. This will consist of a mixture of exhibitors representing small, medium and large companies that are both national and international companies. It is no surprise then that given the number of exhibitors this event attracts more than 100 000 visitors are expected to visit the show over the 11-day period.
A lot of companies have realised that the show is an amazing and cost effective marketing platform that allows companies to market their products and services to a pool of new potential clients. As a result of this a lot of companies will be aggressively trying to market their companies by offering discounts and promotions on their products and services and you could save yourself a lot of money by purchasing at the Show.
The variety of exhibitions at the 2017 Bloemfontein Show also ensures that you will be exposed to numerous interesting companies in different industries. You will even find food exhibitions and other entertainment oriented exhibitions to give the show a more festive atmosphere.
Activities at the Bloem Show
There will be a lot of events in Bloemfontein because of this 11-day show. There are daily highlight events such as the “Go Green” Bloemfontein Courant expo running for around 3 days; the Fitness and Health Expo with different focus areas each day, run by Rose Hall of CrossFit Resume; the 4X4 Obstacle Course where you will be able to test drive 4X4 vehicles daily; the Sheep Festival- where you will be able to purchase a variety of very tasty lamb dishes, the Kiddies ‘Inflatable City’, the daily Farm Stall exhibition, the Fun Fair and the Creative Crafts Section.
One of the Bloemfontein events of the year, you will also find other entertainment activities to keep you intrigued. For all knitting fans you will be happy to know that there will be a knitting, spinning and shearing competition – the CMW/OVK Back to Back. This competition will be held on the 29th of April from 9am to 3pm.
If you are looking for things to do in Bloemfontein, there will also be a Fun Walk at the show. The walk will be hosted by Ola and Radio Rosestad on Monday the 1st of May. If you want to take part in this walk you will have to register beforehand. However, it is best that you try and register as soon as you can because participation is limited to only the first 200 registrations.
Given the size of the show and the amount of people who visit the Bloem Show the longer you procrastinate, the lower your odds of being able to register for the walk.
Interestingly there will also be a Vodacom Train which will be taking people around the showground. This will be a great activity for the toddlers. The tickets to the train are fairly inexpensive at R10. As an added bonus to the train ticket you will also get free ice-cream. This is definitely something your toddlers and younger children will enjoy a lot.
Venue and Tickets
As is the norm, this year’s show will be hosted at the Bloemfontein Show Grounds. There are a few ticket options available. For general adult admission you can expect to pay R80, for children under the age of 12 and for pensioners the fee is pegged at R30. If you have children under the age of 6 on the other hand, admission will be free.
On special days ticket prices will fluctuate both up and down. On the third of May there will be a fun fair special and prices of unlimited rides will be pegged at R130 until 8pm. While on the 2nd and the 7th of May adult admission will be R40 and R120 respectively and R15 and R40 for children under the age of 12 and pensioners.
Accommodation in Bloemfontein
For any non-local looking for accommodation in Bloemfontein during the Bloem Show there will be quite a few accommodation options available. Depending on your budget and specific needs you can opt to stay in Lodges such as the Church Street Lodge for around R550 per unit, Cottages and Chalets like BloemRest for R275 per person, Guest Houses like Nightingale Guesthouse for around R300 per person or Apartments and flats like Belmar Guesthouse at prices starting from R1000 per unit.
If you are heading down to the Bloem Show this year, be sure to find accommodation in Bloemfontein by visiting the Junk Mail website today!
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