Karoo Winter WOOL Festival
Celebrating Wool and all things authentically Karoo this winter.
The Karoo Winter Wool Festival is all about celebrating natural fibres and all things authentically Karoo! Come Dance the night away in a Karoo wool shed, run or ride through the beautiful Karoo Koppies, learn about wool, develop your crafting skills with wool workshops, marvel at unique South African made woollen products, indulge in delicious Karoo food and drink, make friends and perhaps some new business connections. There is plenty of kids’ entertainment so bring the whole family.
Why Wool Matters
A short documentary produced with HRH The Prince of Wales for the Campaign for Wool
Against a background of misleading anti wool lobbying currently orchestrated by global giants of fast fashion, the Campaign for Wool decided to engage with leading academic experts in the field of land management and carbon sequestration to demonstrate the positive pastoral contribution the grazing of ruminants, particularly sheep, makes to the continued wellbeing of the planet.
These peer reviewed findings add to already well documented research revealing wool’s unique renewable and biodegradable end of life attributes and the contribution the fibre makes to the circular economy.
TWYG IS IN TOWN
The Karoo Winter Wool Market has joined hands with Twyg to bring Karoo Winter Wool Festival goers and Twyg followers an unique learning and sharing experience.
AFRIC TEXTILE TALKS
Winter Wool Dance
Riaan Benade at the Winter Wool Dance which will be the event to kick off this weekend of Karoo Winter Wool festivities.
Rusoord Farm, Middelburg, Eastern Cape
Date: 24 June 2022
Karooroos Padstal to serve delicious food, display beautiful woollen products and to display interesting Merino history.
Karoo Winter Wool Run & Mountain Bike
Karoo Winter Wool Run & MTB on Saturday, the 25th of June 2022.
Beskuitfontein Farm, N9/N10 highway, Middelburg, Eastern Cape
Date: 25 June 2022
Time: 7:45 (Registration starts at 7:00)
Ticket from Quicket : https://www.quicket.co.za/events/172540-karoo-winter-wool-festival/
A delicious Karoo Lamb Breedie / Kerrie Afval will be served at Celtis Restaurant for all those to enjoy after a busy day at the Karoo Winter Wool Market .
Karoo Winter Wool Market
Picadilli's Coffee Shop will be open on Sunday the 26th June offering a delicious breakfast for festival goers. Don't miss out on this one - Booking Essential.