31 January, 2020
now to get to Knysna for new look Timber Festival
Knysna - the destination you come to when
you're looking for rare, bespoke, hand-crafted furniture - will hold its annual
showcase of timbercraft during the 8th Knysna Timber Festival, which will take
place in March, 2020.
The Festival programme will include the launch
of a new brand identity for Knysna Timber - part of a campaign to help rebuild
the local economy following the devastating fires that tore through the town in
June, 2017 - as well as product demonstrations and trade and industry
exhibitions in the Festival grounds at Timber Village on Welbedacht Lane.
The Festival will also include a half-day
timber and forest industry conference, which will feature talks by local and
international experts, as well as a presentation by Forestry South Africa on
‘The Future of Forestry in South Africa and the Garden Route.'
The festival is designed for the public and
trade alike, and features a number of exciting, family-oriented jorls -
including a live music concert, and (the kids'll love this!) the newly relaunched
Knysna Timber Sports Competition, during which teams from local forestry
companies will show off their chainsaw and axemanship skills, as well as their
physical strength and endurance.
For anyone looking to invest in the art of
fine furniture, the Festival's Masters & Makers Expo will highlight the
high level of craftsmanship and creativity for which Knysna's woodworkers have
become renowned. (Masters & Makers will take place at the stylish,
creative, and luxurious Entabeni Farm, a short distance from the festival
The Knysna Timber Festival is a project of the
Knysna Timber Initiative, which will also launch its ‘Project Reforester'
during this year's event.
Project Reforester is described as ‘Our
free-range, grass-fed, politics-free plan to restore the environment and the
economy of the Garden Route.' It aims to influence local landowners to reforest
200,000 hectares of the region using various techniques of regenerative
agro-forestry. (Search ‘Project Reforester' on Facebook.)
The Knysna Timber Festival, 12 - 15 March,