SATURDAY 3 & SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2018 | PAMBULA NSW | $250
Spoon Jam 2018 is a little festival dedicated to the traditional and beautiful art of hand carved wooden spoons. Set in a beautiful coastal forest on the far south coast of New South Wales, with onsite camping and it's own beach access, it'll be a weekend of spoon carving workshops and demos from some of the world's best carvers. Perfect for beginners and experienced spoonies. Come along for a weekend of spoony meditation and chilled conversations with a bunch of awesome spoonerds!
SPOON JAM TEACHERS
Introducing our overseas visiting teachers for this year's Spoon Jam. We are beyond stoked that Peter Follansbee from Massachusetts, and Alex Yerks from New York State will be flying in from the US to join Aussie teachers Pete Trott, Brad van Luyt and me. That's a whole load of spoon carving knowledge, workshops, demos and tales for the Spoon Jam crowd this year. For more info on the teachers, click on the button below.
Tickets for the Spoon Jam weekend are on sale now.
totally delicious food!
It's a fact: spoon carvers love food! So this year we are totally over the moon to have local cake queen and food guru, Genevieve Derwent providing a beautiful meal for the hungry carvers on the Saturday evening. Genevieve always cooks from fresh produce grown in local farms and market gardens, and her dinner parties have become a thing of legend in these parts. Tickets for the Saturday evening nosh-up are $20 per person.
LAST YEAR'S JAM
We had a blast! 40 people got together for two days of spoon carving marvellousness, and and we were joined by the amazing Jögge Sundqvist, a master carver from Sweden. Oh what a pile a shavings we made! Here are some pics from last year's Jam.
roll out your tent & carve!
This year, Spoon Jam has a new home. Still in Pambula, the festival is being held at the Noonameena Scout camp set amid beautiful Ben Boyd National Park. There is camping on site for $10 per night (or $30 per night for a family of four), and there are toilets and hot showers. What's more, the new venue has it's own access to sweeping Merimbula Bay, so come tools down it'll be beers on the beach! It's also a very short drive to Pambula where there are shops, cafes, a wonderful bakery, and even a top notch nano-brewery. No worries if camping isn't your thing. There is heaps of accommodation to choose from around here, including a good motel an easy walk from the Spoon Jam site.
tool up with a mora package
We'll be offering a specially priced tool package again this year. It comprises the Mora 120 straight sloyd knife, and the Mora 164 hook knife. These are great Swedish made tools that will get you on your whittling way. If you would like the package just send us an email after booking your Spoon Jam ticket.
SPOON JAM IS SOCIAL SPOONERY!
Spoon Jam is a great opportunity for sitting in the sun and yakking with other spoonerds. There's space for 60 people at the festival and there's something about carving spoons that breaks down our little human barriers to bring about conversation and laughter. We always meet on the beach at tools down on the Saturday night, which is a great chance to meet some more happy spoonerds. Social spoonery, it really is the bees knees you know!
finding spoon jam
Spoon Jam 2018 is at the Noonameena Scout Camp in Pambula NSW, about half way between Sydney and Melbourne and three hours from Canberra. We're on the beautiful Sapphire Coast and as well as camping on site there are stacks of hotels, campsites and Air BnB places around Pambula, Merimbula and Eden. There's also an airport in Merimbula (just a few minutes drive from the festival site) where REX Airlines fly in from Sydney and Melbourne, and Free Spirit Airlines fly in from Melbourne too.