COVID-19 UPDATE - TO PLAY IT SAFE WE HAVE DECIDED TO RESCHEDULE SPOON JAM 2020 TO MARCH 25-28 2021. BOOKINGS WILL OPEN LATER IN 2020, AND DETAILS OF OUR AMAZING TEACHER LINE UP AND PRE-JAM WORKSHOPS WILL BE POSTED HERE SOON!
SATURDAY 27 & SUNDAY 28 MARCH 2021 | THARWA ACT - NEAR CANBERRA
PRE-JAM WORKSHOPS ON THURSDAY 25 & FRIDAY 26 MARCH 2021
Spoon Jam 2021 is a festival dedicated to the traditional and beautiful art of hand carved wooden spoons. Set on the banks of the beautiful Murrumbidgee River, in Tharwa ACT, Spoon Jam is easily reached from Canberra (20 minutes away), Sydney and Melbourne. Spoon Jam has camping included (with more luxurious options if camping isn't your cup of tea) and all meals provided, so all you need do is sit, carve and relax, and we'll take care of the rest!
Spoon Jam 2021 will be a weekend of spoon carving workshops and demos from some of the world's best carvers, and with workshops galore it's perfect for beginners and experienced spoonies.
Come along for a weekend of spoony meditation and chilled conversations with a bunch of awesome spoonerds!
THIS INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED SOON...
This year's pre-Jam workshops will be a blast! From kuksa making with Alex Yerks, to slöjd knife making with Karim Haddad and an advanced spoon carving workshop and a puppet carving workshop with Jeff Donne, there's something for every new and experienced spoonie! There are only very limited spaces, so click on the buttons below to learn more and book yourself a spot.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SPOON JAM PRE-FEST WORKSHOPS, CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW.
SPOON JAM TEACHERS
NEW TEACHER LINE-UP FOR SPOON JAM 2021 BEING ANNOUNCED SOON!
Introducing our amazing line-up of teachers for this year's Spoon Jam. We are beyond stoked that Alex Yerks from New York State will be joining us again after his sell out kuksa carving workshops held last year. A new teacher for this year's Jam is Karim Haddad from Tharwa Valley Forge, an incredibly talented bladesmith who will be running slöjd knife making pre-Jam workshops. Also new to Spoon Jam, we are thrilled to have Brisbane's Carol Russell flying in to teach workshops and to show how she makes her beautifully unique spoons. Spoon Jam faves, Pete Trott, Jeff Donne and Brad van Luyt will also be there teaching the many many ways to make your own fabulous spoons and carved goods! For more info on the teachers, click on the button below.
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SPOON JAM GALLERY
Now four years old, Spoon Jam has become an annual gathering of lovely spoonie folk. Here are some of our favourite photos from some Spoon Jam over the years.
camp, carve, eat!
This year, Spoon Jam has a new home in the beautiful Tharwa Valley about 20 minutes from Canberra. We will be hosted by the lovely folk at the Cuppacumbalong Homestead, who will be laying on free campsites (BYO tent, caravan, combi etc), showers, toilets and all meals for hungry carvers. So all you need do is roll out your tent, grab your tools and get carving! See below for options if camping isn't your thing.
get glam at the jam!
No worries if camping isn't you cup of tea, Cuppacumbalong also offers rooms in the homestead (Queen Elizabeth II stayed here in 1954, although we're not sure if she carved any spoons!) or glamping options in swishy bell tents with real beds.
TWIN SHARE ROOM IN THE CUPPACUMBALONG HOMESTEAD: $90 per person per night.
GLAMPING TENT - 5 BEDS PER TENT (MIXED OR WOMEN ONLY): $60 per person per night.
BYO tent camping is free. All camping and glamping spots have access to toilets and showers.
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 80 people at the festival and there's something about carving spoons that breaks down our little human barriers to bring about conversation and laughter. Bring it on!
finding spoon jam
Spoon Jam 2019 is at the Cuppacumbalong Homestead in Tharwa, ACT, about 20 minutes from Canberra and an easy drive up or down the Hume Highway from Melbourne or Sydney. If you're flying in, most of the main airlines run direct flights to Canberra airport. Tharwa itself is a lovely locality that sits on the banks of the grand Murrumbidgee River and is on the doorstep of the stunning Namadgi National Park.