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Ballito Pro Food & Drink Retro Jubilee presented by Ballito Junction

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - June 26 @ 11:00 pm



Presented by Ballito Junction

This is a 2-night culinary extravaganza held in conjunction with The Ballito Pro presented by Billabong.

Step back in time and look back through the ages of the biggest surfing competition to hit the shores of South Africa.

Celebrating 50 years of the Gunston 500 and 10 years in Ballito this year’s festival will be a celebration of our history in food, drinks and entertainment.

Let nostalgia hit you as you wander through an old-time fete with all the popular old school favourites, think coconut ice, tombola, and old school carnival elements with entertainment for the whole family.

Over the 2 evenings we will have cooking competitions, fashion shows, musical entertainment as well as pop up food stalls and retro cocktails. 

The culinary competitions will be run in the form of a mystery box which will be themed through the years, celebrating the legacy of food from the late 60’s to present day, think: Surf & Turf” “Prawn Cocktail” & fondues for the adults and devilled eggs, pineapple upside down cakes and Banana splits for the kids! These boxes will be backed up by an open pantry of fresh produce and staple ingredients to create a mouth-watering dish


The first evening will see budding young chefs from the ages of 10 – 16 years old compete and Teams of 2 will create their dishes and present their creations to the judges. 

They will come up with an awesome team name and dress the part of the decade they have been assigned.

The second evening will see adults entering the cooking comp and pairing up with local chefs or restaurateurs to cook off against the clock and the opposing teams. They will be paired together and will be assigned a decade for them to come up with a classic dish of that time.


Come along and enjoy a meet and greet with the Miss Ballito contestants for 2018 !


This year’s theme will be “fashion through the eras” and will see fashion shows over both evenings with local designers showcasing some of their awesome designs as well as models dressed in their own interpretation of the era they have been given. This will run in a competition form and awesome prizes will be up for grabs


Entertainment from local singers and dance companies will also be offered throughout the nights.


A Celebrity cook off between a Popular Ballito local and a SURFING legend teaming up to cook off against another team promises to add a lot of entertainment and culinary tips.


Our Retro cocktail area will take you back to the old school happy hour and will see some of the best mixed drinks of the decades!

Think  Manhattans , Martinis, Harvey Wallbanger , Rob Roy and so much more!!


Local Restaurants setting up pop-up stalls with taster menus taking your taste buds on a journey through the ages!



4:00pm: Live Music & Dance Entertainment

4:30pm: Kids Talent Show

5:00pm: Miss Ballito Meet & Greet

5:35pm: Simply Models Fashion Show

6:00pm: Kids Cooking Competition

7:00pm: Kids Cooking Competition Winners Announced

7:25pm: Entertainment


4:00pm: Live Music & Dance Entertainment

4:30pm: Kids Talent Show

5:00pm: Shaun Tomson & Trevor Wolf VS Michael February & Brett Michelin Cook Off

6:00pm: Shaun Tomson Book Signing at Exclusive Books | Simply Models’ Fashion Show 

7:00pm: Adult Cooking Competition

8:00pm: Entertainment


*Subject to change


June 25 @ 4:00 pm
June 26 @ 11:00 pm


Ballito Junction
Shop 628d Leonora Drive
Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal 4420 South Africa
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+27 32 586 1130