The First International Tequila Festival In SA

Grab your sombreros, because you are in for a Mexican fiesta at South Africa's first International Tequila Festival held in Cape Town

Isabella Mendes


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The Mezcal International Tequila Festival will take place in November 2019 and is scheduled to run over three days. With over 30 tequila brands showcasing at the event, attendees are spoilt for choice along with the International Tequila Expo available at the event where some of the premier brands in tequila will be available. Visitors can savour a tasting of tequila from an array of brands, including Olmeca, Don Julio, Altos, Ponchos and more. 

Held at Hamiltons Rugby Stadium in Green Point, the festival will take place from 1 - 3 November 2019. The event is restricted to over 18s only and attendees will not be permitted to bring in their own alcohol or food into the arena. 

As it is the first international tequila festival in South Africa, you will be treated to an array of food options, live performances and masterclasses. The event is aiming to host over 10 local bands where you can dance under the summer sun after you have had a few refreshing margaritas. Those wanting to hone their talent in cocktail making can take part in the tequila masterclasses on offer during the festival. 

Other activities include a mini masterchef, Mexican foods (yes... this includes drool-worthy Nachos, Quessadilas and more) and of course a mechanical bull. 


Tickets can be purcahsed from Howler and range from an early bird ticket R150 per person to R9000 for VIP table of six. The early bird special ticket includes a free shooter glass, eight tequila tasting vouchers and entrance.

Vip tickets for an individual, priced at R1500 include a two course meal from NOMAD Bistro valued at R250, R500 bar tab voucher, two tickets for master classes valued at R300, 12 tasting vouchers valued at R200 and front section dance floor access. 

A full three day pass will cost R399 and includes a free shooter glass, 25 tequila tasting vouchers and two free masterclasses. 

Event details 

Date: 1 - 3 November 

Venue: Hamiltons Rugby Stadium, GreenPoint, Cape Town 

Time: 2pm - 11pm