Be part of the 3rd annual Wakkerstroom Arts and Craft Ramble

16 to 19 June 2016

Enjoy this self-guided tour in the village of Wakkerstroom.

Visit local artists and crafts people in their studios, or see their work in the galleries.

Adult courses and kiddies' craft can be booked throughout the weekend


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What's it about?

Known as the "Jewel of Mpumalanga", the village of Wakkerstroom is home to many artists and craftspeople, both professional and amateur. From the 16th to the 19th of June, these artists, along with many national figures, will be showing their work. In addition, there will be purveyors of art and craft supplies selling their wares and kits, demonstrations of various techniques, competitions for both children and adults and the opportunity to attend training courses at both the beginner and adanced levels.

Skills that will be on display include glass art, painting, sculpting, pewter work, woodwork, beadwork, fabric painting, spinning, weaving, needlecrafts and other hand crafts.

Most venues will be within easy walking distance of the centre of town, with a few being a short drive away. Entrance to all venues will be free to visitors, although attendance at demonstrations, talks and training courses may be subject to a fee.

In June, visitors can enjoy the sunny winter landscape during the day, and cuddle up in front of cozy fires in the evenings. Famous for its bird life, this charmling little village is just a three-hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, and five hours from Durban. It is safe, beautiful and unpolluted, and draws day trippers from the nearby towns of Standerton, Secunda, Ermelo, Bethal, Middleburg, Piet Retief, Paul Pietersburg, Vryheid, Luneburg, Volksrust, Vrede, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Memel, Dundee, Ladysmith, Glencoe and Newcastle.

Most venues will be within easy walking distance of the centre of town, with a few being a short drive away. Entrance to all venues will be free to visitors, although attendance at demonstrations, talks and training courses may be subject to a fee.

I'd like to ramble

As far as possible, the programme has been designed so that you can either follow a planned route each day, or pick and choose what you'd like to do in a less formal way. Some venues will be open all the time, while others will be available only at specific times for specific demonstrations or courses.

Either way, you can come for the day or come for the weekend.

Planned Programme Book Accomodation Book for course/demo

I'd like to exhibit

If you are an artist or craftsperson, or you sell arts or crafts suppies, and you'd like to exhibit, sell, demonstrate or teach, please get in touch via the exhibitor application form.

Things to be aware of are:

  • The cost of exhibitor space is R150
  • If you want to use your own space for exhibiting, that space must be open from 9am to 4pm from Thursday 16 June to Saturday 18 June, and from 9am to at least 2pm on Sunday 19 June
  • If you are offering demonstrations or training courses, it will be necessary to fit into the programme. We will, of course, do our best to accommodate your specific time and date preferences, but do have to balance the programme.
Exhibitor application form