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Local Markets, Fairs, Arts & Crafts

Seasonal, annual, ad-hoc   (3)

Oakhill Christmas Market
The Lofts Atrium, Thesen Island   (c. 2 km)
Sunday 1st December 2019   11:00 - 16:00
One of the nicest Christmas Markets will take place on Sunday 1 December!! Come and see the Oakhill Christmas Market on Thesen Islands for your festive season shopping... Hope to see you there.
(5th) Boerevintage Gift Market
Redberry Farm, George   (c. 75 km)
Monday 16th - Saturday 21st December 2019   09:00 - 17:00
We celebrate our 5th Boerevintage Gift Market with a wonderful collaboration between us and the popular Redberry Farm in Geelhoutboom, George from 16 to 21 December, 9am to 5pm daily. Shop in one of the most beautiful settings in the Gardenroute, while soaking up the fantastic holiday atmosphere and first class facilities at the new venue. You will experience the widest range of quality gifts and products available in the Garden Route. Bring the whole family to enjoy everything that Redberry Farm has to offer including the Redberry Express, picking your own strawberries and eating delicious food at one of the many artisanal eateries on the premises.
Christmas Wonderland Market
The Farm, Old Cape Road   (c. 5 km)
Sunday 22nd December 2019   10:00 - 14:00
The MOST visited Market in Knysna.... The Christmas Market will be extra special with Food, Craft and Vintage Vendors. The basin Project will also be there. We have a Santa who will be there for the kids to meet, greet and take photos with. Pony Rides. Face Paint. Santa’s workshop - fun activities for the kids to do. The Christmas Crew - Fun interactive activities and sand art for kids. And a few young vendors will be selling their home made products!!!! Definitely NOT TO BE MISSED
The Craft & Vintage Market
The Farm, Old Cape Road   (c. 5 km)
Sunday 1st September 2019   10:00 - 14:00
THE FARM Craft, Food & Vintage MARKET in Knysna is the perfect spot for a breakfast or lunch or a wood fired pizza, and a fantastic family outing; while parents relax there are plenty of fun activities for kids to enjoy! The Market is housed inside a large shed and adjacent lawns with tables and seatings strewn all over the open areas, close to the coffee shop - we also have a wide range of vendors selling the most amazing products inclusive of a young entrepreneurs from the age of 5 years onwards!
Woodmill Walk Mini Market
Woodmill Walk   (c. 1 km)
Saturday 18th May 2019   09:00 - 13:00
044 382 1118
Locally made arts and crafts, books, natural and herbal products. Plenty of parking on the roof.
Small Change Kids Market
Timber Village, Welbedacht   (c. 4 km)
Sunday 30th June 2019   10:00 - 14:00
072 295 1509
The Village Market hosts the SC Kids Market. Allowing Young entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their talent while learning the fundamentals of running a small business.
Hospice Spring Maison Market
Amble Ridge Village, Knysna   (c. 5 km)
Friday 6th - Saturday 7th September 2019
044 384 0593 WWW 2017
While Hospice runs two successful charity shops, one in Knysna and the other in Sedgefield, it is felt that there is place for a more trendy "maison market" in the style of the popular house-goods markets in France. The 2019 Hospice Maison Market will be held at Amble Ridge Village clubhouse. This is a beautiful, spacious venue, which enables you to view the sale items in comfort and at your leisure. The best donated homeware on sale, a treasure trove of goods. Not to be missed! In addition, tea/coffee and light refreshments will be available during the sale should you wish to take a break from your shopping.
Village Christmas Market
Timber Village   (c. 4 km)
Saturday 15th December 2018   16:00 - 20:00
Come join us for the first of the Village Market series! Looking for locally crafted and designed Christmas gifts, while enjoying good food, live music and a great atmosphere? Fun for the whole family. Relaxed Saturday early evening craft & design market!
(2nd) Plett Christmas Pop-up
Emily Moon, Plettenberg Bay   (c. ? km)
Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd December 2018
Join us for our second annual Plett Christmas Pop-up this December! Set at Emily moon River Lodge, this years market will include an array of AMAZING local brands and showcase loads of beautiful clothing, jewellery, shoes, accessories and talent. Just in time to cater for all your Christmas shopping needs, Simons bar will be open for drinks and pizza and there will be live music on the Friday night as well as an amazing vibe, so feel free to stick around and enjoy the festivities.

Daily   (5)

Main Street Market
Main Road, Knysna   (< 1 km)
18 stalls featuring unique and Knysna-made handmade quality merchandise, and tourist related goods and services.
Knysna African Arts and Crafts Market
George Rex Drive, Knysna   (c. 3 km)
Knysna African Arts & Craft Market is a growing market of locally made goods, including wire art, sculptures and kitchen items. The market is a community development project of Knysna Municipality.
Scarab Art & Craft Village
Scarab Village, Sedgefield   (c. 28 km)
Monday - Saturday
044 343 2455 WWW
For more than a decade Scarb Village has been a hub for local creativity and ingenuity - from food fare to arts to a unique range of crafts. The village has several permanent businesses that trade throughout the week, offering a range of distinctively unique items, including natural, bespoke furniture pieces, handmade jewellery and decorative light fittings, hand crafted paper, beads, wood and stone decor and so much more. It houses a lovely nursery that sells a host of indigenous plant species, including a wide selection of succulents. The village also boasts Sedgefield’s very first boutique craft brewery.
Plett Market on Main
Main Street, Plettenberg Bay   (c. 33 km)
Monday - Saturday   10:00 - 18:00
Sunday   09:00 - 15:00
044 533 2805 Plett Tourism information
Plett Market on Main where Locals & Visitors blend to enjoy this unique experience. We offer the widest variety of mouth watering meals on the Garden Route. 7 Stalls with over 80 Meals on offer: from Breakfast, Sushi, Steaks, Curries, Pizzas, fresh Fish, to Cakes, Coffees, Smoothies & so much more. Our Market traders include high quality African Art, Leather Shoes & Skins, Gifts, Antiques, Quality Second hand Clothing, Books, Hats, Silver & African Jewellery. We offer Live Music every Wednesday & Friday Evening from 18h00 till 21h00(p.s. come early to find a seat!)
Old Nick Village
Old Nick Village, Plettenberg Bay (c. 34 km)
09:00 - 17:00 (18:00 during high season)
044 533 1395 WWW
Shops, workshops and various events in a rambling 19th century Cape Farm complex surrounded by tall trees and over grown indigenous gardens. Expect the unexpected - a musical afternoon on the lawns, a special exhibition, an encounter with birds or the occasional Vervet monkey - gardens exploding with seasonal colour. Children can run free on broad lawns and in the magical gardens where resident master crafters may be on hand to show how it’s done. We also love your well behaved dogs on leads!

Weekly   (9)

Knysna Friday Market
Montessori School, Welbedacht   (c. 4 km)
Friday   16:00 - 20:00
044 382 5316
The Market is open from the First Friday in September to the second-last school Friday in June, every week from 4 – 8 pm out of season and to 8:30pm in Season (School holidays). The Market is situated alongside the Knysna Montessori School in Narnia Lane, Welbedacht. The Friday Market provides an advertised trading place which is locally, nationally and internationally supported for its ambient family atmosphere. It includes supervised parking, seating and shelter, bonfires and live music, a quality craft selection, a bar and an amazing choice of locally produced food which may be enjoyed on the premises or at home.
Harkerville Saturday Market
Harkerville   (c. 21 km)
Saturday   08:00 - 12:00
084 510 9939 WWW
Naturally FOOD........and what a variety! The emphasis is on natural and organic products: fresh breads, organic vegetables, home-cooked meals. “Healthy options” is our motto - the best locally produced cheeses, fresh mushrooms, delicious pies, fresh meats, bottled products...… and much much more. Enjoy a lazy breakfast under the mighty oak, then load up your basket with fresh wares for the week-end. Then, CRAFTERS & ARTISTS ............this area has a wealth of crafters not found anywhere else in South Africa. We have so much variety, from barbie doll clothes, to ethnic art, to decoupage, to woodwork, to jewellery, to clothing ~ and many well known artists. And on to SPECIALITIES which make up all the rest and include Books, Music, Plants, Flowers, Shells, Gems and much more !!
Saturday Craft Market
Scarab Village, Sedgefield   (c. 28 km)
Saturday   08:00 - 13:00
044 343 2455 WWW
The contributing factor to the success of this market is that the majority of the stall holders have crafted their own products, which makes it entirely unique and original. You will find original art, handmade clothing, metal work, wooden products, hand spun wool, ceramics and many more. You will also have the opportunity to meet the real people who have used their creative talents to produce the most unusual array of merchandise. There is also a country market atmosphere because it’s the place to meet your friends, listen to live music, share your news and experience the spirit of the garden route.
Mosaic Outdoor Market
Jan van Riebeeck Road / Paul Kruger Street, Sedgefield   (c. 28 km)
Saturday   08:00 - 14:00
082 678 9900 WWW
We offer a wide variety of Food, Craft, Art, Books, Music as well as a play area for the Kids. There is ample parking and space to relax in the food court and catch up with friends. Open every Saturday from 8 – 2. Come for Breakfast, stay for lunch.
Wild Oats Community Farmers' Market
Jan van Riebeeck Road / Paul Kruger Street, Sedgefield   (c. 28 km)
Saturday   08:00 (07:30 in Summer) - 12:00
082 376 5020 WWW
EVERY SATURDAY MORNING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR (from 7:30-11:30 summer; 8:00-11:30 winter) COME RAIN OR SHINE, this authentic producers market is brimming with the choicest locally-produced foods, both the take-home and breakfast variety. Including free-range meats, chicken, lamb, dairy and cheese, the market also specializes in fresh-from-the-field veg, freshly baked and bottled goods, as well as a wide variety of fresh-off-the-coals breakfasts. The market also proudly offers the many plants and flowers of the unique Southern Cape Floral Kingdom, propogated by local plant specialists.
Old Nick MidWeek Market
Old Nick Village, Plettenberg Bay (c. 34 km)
Wednesday   10:00 - 14:00
082 508 5557 WWW
This is a market for locals by locals. We endeavor to supply food which is fresh, healthy, and homemade. The MidWeek Market is a New concept to the Garden Route, a fresh outdoor ‘supermarket’ filled with naturally grown vegetables and fruit, ethically farmed and harvested meat and dairy products and yummy homemade foods, as well as household items like handmade soap and environmentally friendly home cleaning products. We do it all, as long as it's local, natural, or made with love!
Moss & Maple Sunday Market
The Crags (c. 44 km)
Sunday   10:00 - 14:00
081 466 8574
Farmers Market with a variety of goods on display, Food stalls, Arts, Crafts, Home bakes, Clothing, Jewellery and more.
Milkwood Evening Market
Milkwood Village, Wilderness   (c. 47 km)
Friday   16:00 - 21:00
076 917 6099
A beloved institution in the Milkwood Village is the Friday night market. This is a congenial gathering where sellers punt their handmade wares and delicious food, as well as cheeses, artisanal breads and cured meats. Live performances by talented local musicians also add to the friendly buzz of this quaint village.
Outeniqua Family Market
N2, George   (c. 55 km)
Saturday   08:00 - 14:00
071 367 0572 WWW
With more than 150 food and craft stalls, we can guarantee you that there is something for everyone! We also offer live entertainment, lots of undercover seating, excellent ablution facilities and tons of secure parking. And for the kids, there’s a Boere train ride, pedal cars, ponycyle rides, face painting, bunnies, sandart and a massive play park! So if it’s farm fresh fruit and veggies, international cuisine, sweet treats or gifts and decor that you are after, then Outeniqua Family Market is the place for you!

Monthly   (3)

Oaks on Main
Main Road, Knysna   (< 1 km)
Sunday 10:00 - 14:00
Due to open on Sunday 26th August 2018
082 467 3060 2018
Look out for the SUNDAY MARKET at Oaks on Main that takes place on the last Sunday of every month starting 26 August 2018.
Outdoor Art Fair
Scarab Village, Sedgefield   (c. 28 km)
First Sunday of every month. 11:00 - 15:00
083 442 2213
Come and browse among the many artists, potters and sculptors who will be filling our stalls. While the emphasis will be on art, there will be other stalls operting, including a great variety of artianal foods, velvety coffee, sweet treats and goodies to stock up on and take home.
Steam Whistle Stop Car Boot Sale
Steam Whistle Stop, Sedgefield   (c. 26 km)
2nd Sunday of every month 08:00 - 12:00
044 343 1052
The cost is R50 per vehicle. 50% of all proceeds are donated to local charities. If the weather is bad it will be postponed to the following Sunday. The station will be open so you can enjoy a cup of coffee and a nice breakfast!
The Village Market
Timber Village, Welbedacht   (c. 4 km)
Last Sunday of every month. 10:00 - 14:00
072 295 1509
Knysna's own Farmers Market. Family fun, good food, fresh produce, beautiful craft and talented artisans.

Farm Stalls / Padstals / Other   (8)

Portland Mini Market
Rheenendal   (c. 17 km)
044 388 4880
The shop has been under new ownership since March 2017 and although the orginal concept of a convenience store is still applicable the new owners (Alton & Julaine Bunge) are moving towards a countrylike Farmstall with an abundance of new products from toys to plants to home decor items. The Chameleon Nursery is now also sharing premises with Portland Mini Market.
Elephant Walk Farm Stall
N2 (near Harkerville)   (c. 20 km)
044 532 7833
The Potter
N2 (near Harkerville)   (c. 23 km)
044 532 7735 WWW
This exciting studio shop has a distinct Mediterranean flavour and also sells olives, olive paste and olive oil together with olive serving dishes and amazing olive spoons. It is certainly a delight to visit this creative hive, always adding new items to their quality ware. This is a working studio where the visitor can view the decorating and making of the clayware.
The Heath
N2 (near Harkerville)   (c. 26 km)
083 518 1452
Scarab Village
Sedgefield   (c. 28 km)
044 343 2455 WWW
Scarab Village is Sedgefield’s one-stop arts and craft market on the scenic Garden Route in Sedgefield, South Africa.
Old Nick Village
Plettenberg Bay (c. 34 km)
044 533 1395 WWW
Old Nick Village boasts a carefully selected complementary mix of merchants all of whom are creative manufacturers show casing a combination of locally inspired design. Shops, workshops and various events in a rambling 19th century Cape Farm complex surrounded by tall trees and over grown indigenous gardens. Expect the unexpected - a musical afternoon on the lawns, a special exhibition, an encounter with birds or the occasional Vervet monkey - gardens exploding with seasonal colour. Children can run free on broad lawns and in the magical gardens where resident master crafters may be on hand to show how it’s done.
Timberlake Farm Village & Organic Food
N2 (near Wilderness)   (c. 37 km)
Specialist Food, Art & Craft village of small independent businesses. Timberlake supports Local and the Slow Food principles of Good, Clean and Fair. Your salads are picked fresh from our onsite organic gardens. Extensive kids facilities.
Khoisan Village
Tsitsikamma (c. 70 km)
SA venues information
Come marvel at the Traditional Arts & Crafts of the KhoiSan in the one of a kind Khoisan Art & Craft Boutique. We have a variety of Khoisan Arts & Crafts on display such as: Authentic Rock Art, Authentically Decorated Ostrich eggs, KhoiSan Waterbottles, KhoiSan cosmetics bags, Bone pipes, Quiver, Bow and arrows to mention just a few. e also have on display, original oil paintings of Khoisan people in everyday situations by famous artist, Stanley Grootboom. This exhibition is not to be missed.
Knysna and the Knysna Estuary, through The Heads to the Indian Ocean. View from Westhill Luxury Guest House.
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