The inaugural Sedgefield Lions  Beer and Braaifest took place on Heritage Day (Saturday 24 September) and certainly was a roaring success!

Thirty teams competed for the fantastic first prize – a state of the art stainless steel gas-braai with enough bells and whistles for even the most passionate ‘braai-master’, whilst others chose to come down to the village green venue to enjoy all the stalls and entertainment laid on, and sample the craft beers and wines that Mitchells Breweries, Sedgefield Breweries, Delheim wines, Bramon Wines, N2RS wines and Brand Republic had on offer, not to mention the potjies.

Congratulations to the winning team Slow Go-go Girls (Team leader Joanne Scholtz), the runner up : Hair at Monroe’s (Team leader Savannah), and third placers SEA – Real Estate (Team leader Andre Scheepers).  Other results were:- Best Main : Mount Noah Lodge (Oudtshoorn) – Smoked yellow tail – Hugh Warrington;  Best Dessert : SEA – Sedgefield Estate Agents -apple crumble.  Best Traditional pot : Twee buffels met een skoot mors dood geskiet Rugby Club (team leader Pieter Nel) Best Gees : Sotheby’s International Realty 1 (Kandy & Marianne) Best Stand : SEA – Sedgefield Estate Agents.  Wild Card : Skal Garden Route. Innovation award – Dish: Karoobian Lamb on flatbread.

“We are very pleased with the turnout of this event,” said organiser Lion Jurgens van der Walt. He and the Sedgefield Lions Team are hoping that this event will become an annual fundraiser for them, and judging by the enthusiastic turnout – it will surely grow from strength to strength.