Be part of the annual Wakkerstroom Arts and Craft Ramble

16 to 19 June 2022

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.

Workshops can be booked throughout the weekend

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. On Friday 14th June, the ramble starts with some great courses. The official opening starts in Badenhorst Street at 17h00 with the traditional long fire. Guest artist Chisel van der Merwe will talk at 18h00. All are welcome. There will be a 22-metre-long fire pit and lots of food and drink stalls to keep you warm, pop-up restaurants and music. Art & Craft exhibitors from near and far will show and sell their wares from various shops and venues around the village until Monday 17th June. A prize-giving will take place on Sunday at 15h30. Local artists will also be working and displaying art from their own home studios. Look out for the red flags at participating venues!
There are courses and demonstrations to be booked and lots to inspire you … including portrait drawing, cartooning, perspective and still life drawing, paint techniques, scrapbooking, cake decorating, knitting, bread-making, crocheting, weaving and more.
We look forward to a fantastic weekend for all.
Maps and details of times and venues of the various events will be available in the village, you can downloaded one from this website or one can be got from the organisers on 083 452 3363 or info@dekotzenhof.co.za

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.

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.

Book Accomodation

I'd like to exhibit

If you are an artist or craftsperson, or you sell arts or crafts supplies, and you'd like to exhibit, sell, demonstrate or teach, please get in touch via the downloadable form, which you should email to info@dekotzenhof.co.za

Things to be aware of are:

  • The cost of indoor exhibitor space of 3m x 3m is R250 (R180 early bird) and you will need to be set up by 08h30 on Saturday the 13th of June
  • Small spaces of 1m x 2m are available for R150 (R75 early bird) and you will need to be set up by 08h30 on Saturday the 13th of June
  • Venues will be available on Thursday and Friday for set up, and all must be cleared by Monday morning
  • You will need to bring your own display items - easels, chairs, tables, etc.
  • All exhibits must be manned from 09h00 to 16h30 on Saturday 13 June and from 09h00 to at least 12h00 on Sunday 14 June
  • Prize giving will take place at 16h30 on Saturday at the main venue
  • 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

I'd like to exhibit

There are opportunities to provide food via pop-up food stalls. Please get in touch via the downloadable form, which you should email to info@dekotzenhof.co.za

Things to be aware of are:

  • You can have a stall for the opening only, or for the Saturday and Sunday
  • Stalls are R250 (early bird R180)
  • We do not want duplicates and thus will only accept bookings for food that is not already being offered
Food provision application form

Sponsorships are much needed in order to assist in marketing the event, to be able to give prizes for the competition, and to support the young artists and craftspeople who are supported through the event.

Sponsorship letter