This Food Festival Celebrates a Popular South African Snack Food

By: Katherine Pendrill - Aug 3, 2016
References: facebook & somerset-east.co.za
The Castle Lager East Cape Biltong Festival is an annual event that celebrates a popular South African snack food called biltong. Biltong is a form of dried meat that is similar to jerky, but undergoes a different production process that gives it a unique taste. While the snack is still relatively unknown in many parts of the world, South Africans have devoted entire food festivals to the meaty treat.

The Castle Lager East Cape Biltong Festival is an annual event that showcases biltong from a wide variety of vendors. In addition to the food, the festival also includes live music, a fashion show and an after-party sponsored by Castle Lager. The event is designed to bring biltong lovers together in a fun and social atmosphere dedicated to the popular South African snack.

The event demonstrates the growing popularity of niche food festivals dedicated to specific regional cuisine.