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Blog entry by johan posted 05-30-2012 06:53 PM 860 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

KNYSNA WOODWORKERS FESTIVAL
29 SEPTEMBER – 6 OCTOBER 2012

Knysnawoodworkers.co.za is proud to be hosting the Knysna Woodworkers Festival to be held in Knysna from 29 September – 6 October 2012.

The Knysna Woodworkers Festival will be “launched” at the Knysna Yacht Club on 29/30 September – with a Celebration of Wooden Boats – and then from 1 – 6 October, to showcase the world of wood, the Festival will continue in the beautiful grounds of Timber Village, Welbedacht Lane, Knysna.

We echo the words of Mr Shaun van Eck, CEO Knysna Tourism: “The purpose is to reignite the early pioneering spirit and the love for timber. Aside from the estuary, it is our forests that make Knysna the special place it is.

Our timber and furniture has long been a primary source of income, industry and life for much of Knysna. The Knysna Woodworkers Festival celebrates the woodworking industry both past and present, which has had such a distinct impact on the area and in making it what it is today. It is time that we recreate the identity of a sustainable, productive and successful timber town.

Creating more awareness of Knysna’s timber industry is sure to attract a host of new visitors to our beautiful town, giving them an insight into the wealth and beauty of this previous raw material. Visitors would also like to feel that they had an interesting and unique experience.

The Knysna Woodworkers Festival will give them that experience and expose our local suppliers, producers, manufacturers and crafters within the timber industry to a whole new client base. Not only will our local economy be boosted by the extra visitors the Festival is bound to attract, but it will also benefit from the commercial trade which will be generated within the timber industry.”
We are offering:

UNDERCOVER STALLS
DEMONSTRATIONS
COURSES
ANTIQUES
EXHIBITIONS
WORKSHOPS
AUCTION
RESTAURANT
WINE TASTING
LIVE MUSIC
CELEBRATION OF WOODEN BOATS
CHESS IN THE PARK
PLAYGROUND
BUYERS
And much more

A FESTIVAL NOT TO BE MISSED!

We are calling all interested wood workers, woodworking clubs or any affiliated industry to exhibit in this special event.

The only criterion for participation in the festival: all things related to wood and affiliated industries.

There has been overwhelming interest in this Festival and huge crowds are anticipated, so early registration is essential. So to book your stall/demonstration/course or just for general information, please contact us via email with your details and we will get back to you.

N.B. Please visit our website regularly for updates on the Festival!

Venue: Timber Village, Welbedacht Lane, Knysna

Date: 29 September -6 October

WE SUPPORT EPILEPSY SOUTH CAPE KAROO BRANCH
For more information please visit the following links:

About Epilepsy South Cape Karoo Branch
Celebration of Wooden Boats
Festival Venue
Floor Plans, Pricing, Terms & Conditions
Course: Practical Course in the Use & Maintenance of Woodworking Hand Tools … by Richard Henley
Auction
Live Music

-- Johan, South Africa, www.wildwoodboxes.co.za /www.knysnawoodworkers.co.za



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#1 posted 05-31-2012 04:04 AM

Sounds like fun! I visited South Africa and drove down to the Garden route and had a wonderful time! There’s lots to see down there among them are the penguins down there are quite an attraction not to miss during their nesting season.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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