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Texas Potjie Festival 2010

 

This will be the 10th Potjie, so it will be a big one!

 

When: Labor Day weekend - Sep 3-6, 2010

Where: KOA Campground in Rusk, TX

 

If you have been to a Potjie festival before, you know what it is all about. If not, see this video.

 

Reservations: To stay in the KOA campground (cabins, RV stands, tents), call 1 (903) 683-6641 to make reservations. Mention that you are coming for the South African Potjie Festival and get a 10% discount.

 

Alternative Accommodation: If you don't want to, or can't stay in the campground, there are hotels close by.

 

More Information: See the Texas Potjie website and Facebook group.

 

Additional Information: South Africans in Austin and Facebook group.

 

Both of these websites have mailing lists that you can sign up at to ensure that you get all the latest updates by email as it becomes available.

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As I said before, we are number 23 on the waiting list... :)

 

I am in the initial phases of organizing a SA get together closer to Houston.

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As I said before, we are number 23 on the waiting list... :)

 

I am in the initial phases of organizing a SA get together closer to Houston.

23 on what waiting list, for a cabin? Tent sites are a plenty and is the way most of us do it.

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Yep... for a cabin. We are not quite geared up for camping - would love to be though!

It sounds like it is fairly unlikely that you will be able to get a cabin. If you don't mind staying outside the campground, you may want to look at one of the hotels close by. Another option would be to get a RV stand and rent a RV for the weekend.

 

Here are some of the hotels: Weston Inn & Suites (1 mile from the grounds) : 1(903) 683-8383 (discount rate for mentioning SA Festival !!); Southern Motor Inn (2 miles) : 1(903) 683-2688 (10% discount for mentioning SA Festival !!); New Holiday Inn, Jacksonville (11 miles from grounds - not sure about their number).

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Texas Potjie Festival

Every Labor Day weekend there is a big stirring amongst South Africans in Texas… well… to be honest, it’s much wider than Texas… it’s all over the United States, and in some cases even around the world! Why?

 

It’s the annual Texas Potjie Festival!

 

Preparations for this annual “potjiekos” festival begins weeks in advance. Some people make biltong, droëwors, boerewors, bake rusks, and many other things in the weeks leading up to it.

 

People start arriving at the campground on the Friday. Some stay in cabins, others in RVs, and the rest in tents. Then the braai fires are lit and the party is on!

 

Most people “kuier” (visit) around the braai until the early morning hours on Saturday, catching up on news with all the friends they made at the previous Potjie. Saturday is the boerewors competition, and Saturday evening is the big “sokkie”.

 

Sunday is the day all the potjiekos competitors have been waiting for! The food preparation starts after church and by the afternoon the whole campground is filled with the wonderful aroma of the various potjies, carefully nursed by their expert creators.

 

After the judging is over, everyone shares in all the potjies to get real taste of all the hard work of the afternoon.

 

Don’t miss out on the annual Texas Potjie Festival. It is a blast that you won’t forget anytime soon!

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We recently updated the Texaspotjie website. It contains new information that you probably haven't seen before. Check out the new site: texaspotjie.com

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One week to go!!

 

Sien vreeslik uit na ons 1ste potjiekos fest!!

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Ek's jaloers.

Hoop julle stook a ou mampoerkie!

:D

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Actually, is mampoer stook legal in Amerika?

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This Potjie festival looks terrific...biggrin.gif Will make plans for attending in 2011. How long in advance do you have to book a cabin ? This year we are going to Vegas.

 

 

 

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This Potjie festival looks terrific...biggrin.gif Will make plans for attending in 2011. How long in advance do you have to book a cabin ? This year we are going to Vegas.

Cabins are normally fully booked on the weekend of the event for the following year, these are hot as there's not many cabins about 10 and there's over 600 people attending. If you are not into tenting then a RV or hotel is your best choice. Good luck.

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John,

 

Do you know if the rugby will be televised at the Potjie? If so what games and time?

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Wow what a great weekend.

This was my 5th year attending and it keeps getting better and better.

If anyone wants to see the pictures check them out at http://texaspotjie.com/potjie-photos.

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