About the Garden Route Expo

Welcome to the official website for the annual Garden Route Expo & Outdoor Show. Our goal has always been to create an opportunity for everyone nationally, to join in on our adventure.

We have created a platform where all the exhibitors, sponsors and vendors can advertise their gear, products and businesses in a friendly and inviting environment. Our main organisers saw the opportunity to present an outdoor festival that is open to the public. The festival takes place on the Bartelsfontein farm, situated 7 km’s on the R327, in direction of Herbertsdale.

Mossel Bay is well-known for various festivals throughout the year, thus we chose this location. We wanted to create another opportunity for the community to thrive in and have fun with a concept unlike any other, locally available. We believe our Outdoor Show will continue to grow in attendance and support with every passing year. 2019 hosted the very first Garden Route Expo and we gained experience and expertise from our first event. This experience is of great value to build momentum for future events. We took everything into consideration regarding planning the event and the layout of the farm, feedback from our vendors, visitors and sponsors and look forward to an improved experience for sponsors, vendors and visitors alike.

This year we have exciting new performers on the celebrated Coke Stage, an improved Kids Zone area and a variety of self-catering, and luxurious accommodation for all to enjoy! With user-friendly online ticket sales and vendor applications, we plan to make this a seamless process to save time, ease congestion at the gates and ensure a safe, relaxed experience for vendors and visitors alike. We take great pleasure knowing that several charity organizations will benefit from this 4×4 expo, due to donations. More information on our 2020 charities will follow soon.

4x4 Track

Two on-site intermediate 4×4 tracks will be available on-site. Enjoy the thrill of self-driving this 6-part obstacle course or have a trained professional take you for a drive.

Outdoor on-site activities

This year we are offering, bike trails on the magnificent Bartelsfontein farm, as well as a 4 and 8km fun trail run on Saturday, 3 October 2020. More information on where to sign up will follow soon.

Food Stalls

A variety of food stalls will be available in the heart the 2020 entertainment area. Food stalls include a variety of different festival foods, our SAB beer tent, a lovely tea garden and more.

Merchandise Vendors

Kit your 4×4 with some of the best outdoor accessories that will be available from a range of exciting outdoor brands represented at the 2020 Garden Route Expo & Outdoor Show.

4x4 Displays

Local car dealerships will be showing off their best 4×4 vehicles for you to view, test drive and experience for yourself.

On-site Activities

We will offer a range of on-site activities, such as camel rides, donkey car rides, quad biking, heli-flips and bike riding. Bring your tekkies and enjoy a range of fun outdoor-activities for the entire family to enjoy.

Kids Zone Play area

A large, safe play zone is available for kids up to 12 years to enjoy, supervised and free of charge. Facilities include jumping castles, sandpit treasure hunts, face painting, and more and is managed in two sections: Juniors 0-3 years and Seniors 4-12 years.

Live Entertainment

Our A-list entertainers will blow your socks off on the impressive Coke stage in the main entertainment tent. Keep an eye out for more ticketing information closer to the time. Our final line up will be available by mid July 2020 with all local and national entertainers listed.


Our win-a-car competition is back! Keep an eye out closer to the time for more information as we reveal the car closer to the time. We will be selling tickets for this competition and have a range of lucky draws to participate in.

Got something to sell?

Become a Vendor now!

If you have have an outdoor related product or service to showcase or wish to be included in our excellent ensemble of food stalls, book your space and enjoy great exposure. Ask about our early bird special and save up to 15% when you secure your space before 31 Mar 2020!



7-17 years

R40 / day


Over 18

R70 / day


Over 65

R40 / day


0 – 6 years



We look forward to hearing from you.

082 335 8231


2, 3 and 4 October 2020

Bartelsfontein Farm on Route 327