The Dutch Spoon Festival (called Lepelfeest in Dutch) is back again! Dozens of people can immerse themselves, for a long weekend, in everything that has to do with carving wooden spoons. That’s the Dutch Spoon Fesitval!
The Dutch festival for spooncarvers is back!
What is Lepelfeest?
Spoon festivals have been held abroad for years. It all started with the Milan Spoon Gathering in the United States. Today there are many, such as Spoonfest in England, the Great Scottish Spoon Hoolie in Scotland and Täljfest in Sweden. The Netherlands has also had this tradition since 2018, by means of Lepelfeest! After a corona break of a year, it will held again in 2021. Dozens of people will come together on the Welna estate in Epe from 3 to 5 September to learn more about making wooden spoons.
What is there to learn?
I myself went to the Dutch Spoon Festival in 2018 and 2019 as one of the participants and it was so much fun! Whether you want to get acquainted with spoon carving or continue learning about axe, carving and decoration techniques, there is something for everyone through many workshops.
Besides carving spoons, it is of course also great fun to meet so many people with the same interest! And did I mention the food is delicious?
More information about the Dutch Spoon Festival
For the most up-to-date information and to sign up, visit the Lepelfeest website! Until now the Dutch Spoon Festival has not had very much international visitors and all the workshops are being held in Dutch. If you want more information about participating from abroad than please contact the organisers of Lepelfeest using their website.