I now have all the info for the fun day.
It is called the ERMELO FIESTA and is presented by the Ermelo farmers association.
It will be held on a farm 20km outside Ermelo on the Amsterdam road. Follow indicators.
We are invited to join them for the weekend, and give a demo shoot on Sat afternoon at about 15h00 to promote FT in that part of the Country.
If you don't want to join in the planned activities for the day, I have arranged for us to do some airgun hunting untill the demo shoot at 15h00.
We may hunt pigeons, francolin, spirwing goose and gippo's, and an area of the farm will be allocated to us for our use only. So please behave, my "good name" is at stake.
The weekend's activities is as follow:
For those who want to arrive on Friday, there will be campsites at the dam, and pap and sauce will be supplied. Braai packs will be for sale to generate funds.
Cost: A R50.00 entrance fee per vehicle, and R50.00 p/p for camping is payable, and that is for the whole weekend. :blingbling
There will be Horse riding, mountain biking, 4x4 demo track, 4x4 route, motorbike trail, target shooting competition (springers), and radio controlled aircrafts. There will be traditional "Boeresports" as well.
Motorbike trail, R100.00
4x4, R100.00 and prises will be given by the sponsors. It is family orientated, and not overly difficult, but some sections may be challenging.
If any one want to do horseriding, please book in advance to ensure a horse. (they expect 150 riders) and the cost is R50.00.
For the more adventurest, there is a dog driven bushpig hunt at R350.00 p/gun. (own gun and booking essential) . Only limited entrances. Apparently there are lots of them, and you have a good chance of bagging one. Starting very early on Saturday morning.
There will be a hall with stalls and food stuffs, etc, that will be on sale throughout the day.
The evening will be closed off with a braai and a barn dance, "Boere style" and pap and sauce will be supplied free of charge, and braaipacks will be on sale.
We can fish throughout the night in the dam, and "kuier" all evening.
Maybe if Gerrief has a few witblitse in, he will confess that he secretly admires and longs for a Walther Dominator. :crazy
On Sunday morning, we can hunt or fish as we please, and then go home to our boring jobs. :thumbsdown