More charities to benefit from Knysna Oyster Festival

The 10-day event kicks off on Friday in Knysna.

FILE: People getting ready for the start of Knysna Oyster Festival in 2014. Picture:

CAPE TOWN - The final touches are being put to the annual Knysna Oyster Festival.

The 10 day event which kicks off on Friday will benefit local and nonprofit charities.

One of the festival's organisers Nicci Rousseau-Schmidt said, "Last year we had over 92,000 visitors over the 10 days with the economic impact of R91 million. The festival also raised R2.1 million for local charities and nonprofit organisations."