The 2012 Grindrod Days are almost upon us

The 2012 Grindrod Days are almost upon us

Grindrod Days centred around family fun

Plenty of entertainment for all ages at Grindrod Days Aug. 11-12

The middle of August might be the best time to head north with the family to check out Grindrod.

There’s bound to be plenty of entertainment for the whole family as the 7th annual Grindrod Days gets underway Aug. 11-12.

“It’s very much centered around the children,” said Lindsay Kibbe, one of the organizers.

But that doesn’t mean adults aren’t welcome, the family-friendly event is as much fun for the parents as it is for the kids.

It all starts Saturday morning with the pancake breakfast, one of the most popular in the valley getting underway at 8 a.m. at Grindrod Park.

“Last year we got around 250 people come for the breakfast, it was unreal,” said Kibbe.

“They all come back because they say we have the best breakfast.”

Other events include live entertainment, games, tractor exhibits and more.

Sunday morning it will be the dogs time to shine for the Mutt Show at 9 a.m.

“We did it for the kids originally, but we started getting lots of adults too,” said Kibbe, on the popularity of the Mutt Show.

Of course dogs are welcome to attend as long as the owners remember to bring the leash.

Organizers are hoping the clouds will stay away as the weather has typically been great in the previous years.

“We’ve been lucky in the past, we’ve only had one year of rain so far and hopefully this year will be nice too,” said Kibbe.

With all the events and music planned, the 7th annual Grindrod Days is gearing up to be one of the best yet.

Admission is free of charge but the pancake breakfast is available at $5 and there will also be a silent auction being run throughout the weekend.

Proceeds go towards the building of a new hall which will also be featured in a display at the event.