Cape St Francis was the place to be this past weekend. A hive of activity starting with the Wild Flower Chase that kicked off the Wildflower Festival on Friday but the real action started on Saturday morning. It seemed anyone who could run, kids, parents even some Grans and Gramps joined the fun of the Wildflower Festival Trail Run with a few (adults of course) contesting the Beer Run as a kickoff to the OktoberFest.
Following the first OktoberFest hosted by St Francis Brewing Company last year, this year confirmed the OktoberFest should definitely become an annual event. This year instead of being held at on the ‘Village Green’ the venue was a the just opened Full Stop Restaurant in Cape St Francis. The layout of this ‘new-on-the-block’ eatery and pub really lends itself to events such as this as it has plenty of space for the kids to frolic and lots of seating for the adults to keep an eye on the kids whilst they enjoy a beer, glass of wine and a meal.
Certainly it was a bit of a test for the newly opened restaurant and some may have been a little unhappy with the service but the poor staff was worked off their feet from early morning until late, late. No doubt the restaurant has learnt a few hard lessons in this their teething period and nobody should be put off if they were a little disappointed for this was an exceptionally busy day and night. In fact hats off to all the staff, they worked like Trojans in sometimes difficult conditions and a few impatient patrons.
All said and done, nobody can say they didn’t have a great day.
St Francis Today didn’t join in the run but chose rather to go on the more sedate Wild Flower Chase that took us on a tour through the Air Park fields. For those who have never had opportunity to accompany Dave from FOSTER on one of these tours, do yourself a favour and when you next see a tour advertised, book your seat. Walking through the fields and having Dave explain the different plants, indigenous and alien is both interesting and educational in what amazing plants exist in our neck of the woods.
Unfortunately wild flowers only bloom at a certain time of the year but maybe the Resort and Foster could extend these walk/talks into the season for surely many a visitor would find them interesting even if the flowers are not in blossom. Certainly another activity to add to the things to do when visiting St Francis.
All in all a successful weekend other than for that nasty easterly wind that blew near gale force on Saturday evening.