16 Aug 2013 07:50
KEETMANSHOOP, 16 AUG (NAMPA) The local organising committee of the 57th Keetmanshoop Agricultural and Industrial Show says logistical preparations are at an advanced stage.
This years event is scheduled to run from 04 to 07 September at the Keetmanshoop Sports Stadium and Showground.
The show aims to promote local agricultural products, and also provides a platform for local farmers to sell their products and exchange business ideas.
Executive member in the organising committee, Charles Jossop told Nampa on enquiry Friday that since 2011, the show continues to grow with more people from outside the southern town participating every year.
Preparations are at an advanced stage, and by September we will be ready to host yet another successful show. People from outside towns are calling me every day to secure spaces for participation, he said.
Jossop said so far, 58 of the 62 business stalls in the main hall at the stadium are already occupied, but stressed that people should not panic, because more space will be provided to make sure everyone is accommodated.
Apart from participants from the !Karas Region, Jossop said the show attracted enterprises such as Paramount Enterprises from Windhoek, who are participating for the first time.
Other businesses such as Watches for Africa and Karool Linnehuis from South Africa (SA), Shilongo Leather Works from Windhoek, Star Dust Jewellery from Aranos, and August 26 from Tsumeb have already booked their stalls.
The show will host activities such as large and small livestock auctions, cultural and musical performances from main artist Adam Tas, an Afrikaans singer from South Africa, as well as Monique from Walvis Bay.
Other South African singers booked to rock the show are Willem Botha and Bongi.
Activities will also include a horse-racing competition and the Miss Keetmanshoop Show beauty pageant.