From Boerewors to Bunny Chow - South African cuisine is as unique and eclectic as its culture. Like the US, South Africa is a melting pot of people, languages, traditions and food. Malaysian, Dutch, and Indian influences can be seen in many of the traditional dishes of South Africa.
Eating at the SA fest is kind of like going to a restaurant that happens to be outdoors and is only open 2 days a year. There’s a menu and each item is priced differently. When possible, meats are local, farm raised and grass fed. Most veg and fruit are also from local farms. The Boerewors sausage is made by South Africans living in the US and is USDA inspected. In a nutshell - this is NOT your typical festival food. Some items are subject to change, as our chefs need the flexibility to use the freshest, best local produce and meat at festival time.
You’ll have the opportunity to see most of the dishes as you stand in line - if you have any questions, ask one of our servers. Don’t forget the sauce! Whether you’re eating chicken, lamb, boerewors or samoosas - its just not the same without the sauce. Spice it up with some Peri Peri or add some tang with Train Smash, monkey gland sauce or fruit chutney. Sauces are available along the line and again at check out.
Tables and chairs are available under the seating tent. Many people prefer to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets and eat by the pond where the dancers and musicians perform. the 2021 Menu has not yet been set - to get an idea of what to expect - take a look at a previous year’s menu.