The Sugarfest committee would like to thank you all for attending Sugarfest 2013. We have been over whelmed with the response we have had for this year’s show. We had over 80 stands with over 600 visitors. We were blessed with beautiful weather and were able to enjoy an “accident-free show”.

The winner of the best stand on show was Jubane, with runners up Unicab & Desmond Equipment.

The Sugar shaker was an enormous success! This year the race clashed with a children’s golf tournament here at Mtunzini – and parents have begged us to have it again next time! The Tug-of-war was popular and fun with the team from Oilco being unbeatable!

We are always interested in improving the show and would therefore appreciate any comments or ideas for improvement.

We do know we need to get more plug points and need to get some sort of water available closer to the stands – these are suggestions that cropped up during the show. The DJ/announcer was great as it gave our exhibitors the chance to make announcements.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2015.

Kind regards,


Zululand Eyethu 11 July 2013
“Everything Sugar at festival” The flags are up, the machines have arrived and everyone involved with the growing of sugarcane will be homing in on Amatikulu for this years Sugarfest.”

Zululand Observer 15 July 2013
“Putting on a sweet show”
The Sugarfest “exhibitor full” signs went up early on this years show, which was held on 11th & 12th July at Amatikulu Country Club. Farmers, manufactures and suppliers mingled among the many exhibitors catching up on the latest trends in the industry.

Zululand Eyethu 18 July 2013
“Spraying at Sugarfest – Clive Rautenbach put on a roaring show with his Ayes Turbo Thrush at the Sugarfest show on Thursday & Friday 11th & 12th July. 

Zululand Observer 18 July 2013

“Co ordinator John Nightingale says exhibitors have reported  a good show with many leads to follow up”

Agrieco 21 July 2013

“The Sugarfest Exhibitor full”signs went up early at this years show held at Amatikulu Country Club.  Farmers, manufacturers and suppliers mingled among the many exhibits catching up on the latest trends in the industry”

S.A.Farmer’s Weekly 9 August 2013
“The sugar industry’s premier show is a comprehensive and convenient exhibit of leading edge equipment. It displays the latest specialised machinery and implements in the industry.  Several innovative examples were on show”

Sugarshaker winning boy Connor Holdsworth, & girl Lauren Hanbury King
David Hill received the Best Effort prize in the Sugarshaker race
Sponsor Lawrie Kramer & John Nightingale
Jubane - Winner of the Best Stand 2015
Ethnic Style Dew Drop juice
Show co-ordinator John Nightingale with his grandson, Connor Holdsworth
Sugarfest 2015
John Nightingale with cyclists
Runners participating in the 10km trail run
Greg & David Hill
Nicky Nightingale, John Nightingale & Nix Holdsworth
Oilco - Winners of the tug-of-war
Two original Sugarfest co-ordinators.
Pete Goss & John Nightingale
DJ Keith with 2 top Zululand cyclists
Sugarfest 2015
Aerial view of 2015 show
Two Kearsney old boys Gareth Reeves & John Nightingale
End of the Sugarshaker race
Sugarfest 2015
Winner - Connor Holdsworth
Sugarfest 2015
Winner - Lauren Hanbury King
Winner - David Hill
Sugarfest 2015
Vriendscap Aviation
Aerial display
Vriendscap Aviation
Paul Mannox from Ritchie Auto
Sugarfest 2015
Julia Holdsworth