The Free State Maloti Route that connects little towns offers restaurants & delicatessens stocked with home-baked & many a cherry confectionary produced in the area. There are museums& art galleries & a sandstone architecture tour. San rock art can be viewed during hikes, bike trails or on horseback. Quad biking, bird & game viewing are also on offer.
Ficksburg is also famous for its Cherry Festival that takes place during November each year.This is the oldest crop festival in South Africa, having celebrated its 49th anniversary in 2016.Every year, festival activities include cherry tours, a golf classic, a half marathon, cherry product competitions, veteran vehicle displays, equestrian events and beer fests. New exhibitions on the list include a food and wine fiesta.The Festival attracts approximately 20 000 tourists annually to the Ficksburg community and is one of the key local economic development initiatives in the municipality.
The Cherry Jazz Festival has grown from strength to strength over recent years. The 2011 Jazz Festival showcased national artists such as Hugh Masikela, Ringo, Siphokazi, Zakes Bantwini, Tshepo Tshola and Khaya. Local artists who participated in festival included Ronnie Mokoena, Senqu Jazz Band, Meqheleng Band, Kheola and various local DJ’s and MC. Approximately 4100 people attended the Jazz Festival and 406 temporary job opportunities were created. The 2011 Jazz Festival received financial support from the Department of the Premier, the Free State Tourism Authority, the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation and the Setsoto Local Municipality. Letlaka Communications and SA Breweries also provided sponsorships for the event.