It’s been twenty-five years since the first ‘Beanie party’. It started as a group of friends organising an event to sell beanies crocheted by Aboriginal women in remote communities and thus help them financially. Today, the ‘party’ has grown into a festival receiving more than four-thousand visitors.
Beanie Festival in Photos
My photos do not make justice to the cheerful atmosphere this festival has. From the elderly to the youngest ones, everyone has a good time sifting through the wealth of styles in a quest to find that special, one-of-a-kind beanie that will fit their personality.
Everyone can contribute by making beanies. In addition to the charity side of the festival, the national beanie competition takes place too. Each year, there is a theme governing the competition.
If you are interested to join, here is the information about how to do that.