For the entire month of September Hahndorf will celebrate their rich linage of artisan culture over a month-long festival this month called Hahndorf. Handmade. Handcrafted. Handpicked, with more than 400 intimate events and experiences in and around the Main Street of the historic village.

Mikyla Gilbert, Marketing Manager for Hahndorf the award winning festival, now in its 4th year is bigger and better than ever.

“With more new events joining dozens of favourites from last year, it really is a chance to get your hands on a richer and more diverse program!  Create your own bonsai, make your own apple strudel, blend your own wine, learn how to pickle, paint, make and use your imagination as you get your hands on Hahndorf,” said Gilbert.

“We wanted to build on the momentum and success of last year, extending our warm Hahndorf hospitality to the broader SA community and to visitors from interstate and overseas in a seriously fun, diverse and connected.

“The reason this works is that all events are small and intimate. This festival provides a platform for locals to showcase their passion and dedication to their craft – whether that be making wine and food, to creating art or simply igniting your curiosity to try something new,” said Gilbert.

Filled with bespoke experiences for all tastes, you can find great events under the following categories: food & drink, art & craft, family fun, fashion & beauty, history & story-telling, workshops & masterclasses or if you simply love a free event – there is something for everyone!

The event concept was the brainchild of the Hahndorf Business & Tourism Association who wanted to re-introduce South Australians to the treasures of Hahndorf, which is only 15 minutes’ drive from the start of the freeway.

Chair of the Association, Carolyn Cattall said that this was the perfect opportunity for the people of South Australia to rediscover the region.

“We hope people get involved and book tickets to the many events on offer, or simply soak up the atmosphere with a leisurely walk up the Main Street.

“Hahndorf has evolved into a true artisan village and we think many South Aussies may not be aware of the sheer depth and range of the talent and produce associated with our region.  We are really excited to showcase what we can do and look forward to welcoming the people of SA to our community,” she said.

“Some events and experiences only happen once and some happen every day, but all events are small – so get in quick to avoid disappointment,” said Mikyla Gilbert.


Hahndorf. Handmade. Handcrafted. Handpicked  is presented by The Advertiser and supported by the District Council of Mount Barker.

To see the full event line up and book tickets visit www.hahndorfhands.com.au


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