Upcoming 2017 Texas Potjie Festival

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Here are the details for Texas Potjie Festival 2017:

A reminder that for the Texas Potjie Festival fees, we only accept CASH.

Potjie 2017 will be our 17th annual TX Potjie Festival, and as before, we expect that it will be a magnificent event…

“Back To Basics”See more below!

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Where: Lake Conroe KOA

Telephone: 1 800 562 9750 / 936-582-1200

When: Sep 1 – Sep 4, 2016 (Labor Day weekend)

Campground WebsiteLake Conroe KOA

Types of Visitors

The Texas Potjie Festival has two types of visitors:

  1. Campers: People who are staying in the campground for the whole weekend of the Festival.
  2. Day Visitors: People staying outside the campground in hotels and who enter the campground during each day for one or both days. (If you will be a day visitor, here is how to get the most out of Potjie.)

Festival Competitions

This year we are focusing more on having fun and less on competitions. 

The competitions are limited to:

  • Biltong
  • Droewors
  • Youth Potjie

Youth Potjie Category

Beef with a minimum of carrots and potatoes included – see the Kids Potjie signup link for the competition requirements. Adults may ONLY help tend fires.  Other than that they may not add anything, help make the pot, or give advice.  Youth Potjies may ONLY be made at the common braai area by Magnolia Hall.

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the camp areas at KOA Conroe do not have set-aside barbecue areas, or large enough barbecue areas for the needs of the particular campers.  We cannot damage KOA property with open fires on the lawns etc.  It was decided that we would set aside a general, public braai area to eliminate this problem, and also, in advance, we would inform campers and competitors of this likely problem, so that they can come with braai stands etc.  

Bazaar : We will have a bazaar Saturday, we are looking for more vendors. Please contact Charlotte Retief if you are interested to be a vendor, either via email or the Texas Potjie Facebook page. 

email: cdretief@gmail.com


We are looking for sponsors. All sponsorships are fully Tax Deductible

Please contact: Elna Reinach elnareinach@hotmail.com, if you would like to be a sponsor. 

Competition Registration

Sign up sheets for Biltong, Droe Worsand Kids Potjie competitions will be available on the linkson this website, or on the wall in the reception area of the Bazaar Hall on Saturday.  PLEASE make sure to put your name on the list and clearly mark the areas you will be competing in.  Rust Free check for kids pots will be done right before their cooking begins, at the Pavilion on Saturday. 

Pots will be inspected to ensure they are rust-free cast-iron potjies. Cooking cannot begin until the potjie has been accepted. 

For biltong and droewors competitions please contact Jakes at steynbergj@yahoo.com

For Kids Potjie competition please contact Gerhard at cowboycapital@sbcglobal.net.


Campers: Call KOA at  1 800 562 9750 to make reservations for cabins, RV stands, or tents. Mention that your reservation is for the Potjie Festival. 

Tents can also be reserved on RV sites to a limit of two tents per site. (You will pay for a full RV site and will have all the amenities ie Electricity, Water etc)

Cabins are on a first serve basis and limited to one cabin per person calling. Give all a fair chance to reserve.

Festival & Campground Fees

Generally, there will be two fees to pay: One for the Festival itself, and the other is to the campground for the use of campground facilities. Campground fees will be either in the form of camping fees or day visitor fees.  All visitors must pay both the Festival fees and the campground fees.  The Festival fees will entitle you to full participation in any of the events over the weekend. 

New Potjie Festival fees:

Adults 16+: $15

Children 0- 15: FREE

Please plan on paying with CASH!

Kidz Activities



To be announced


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