The Fanø knit festival has TWO locations - at the harbourside in Nordby and in Sønderho. It only takes you 5 minutes by foot from the ferryboat to reach the festival area in Nordby. And here you will find EVERYTHING you need, all under one roof: 70 exciting stands, lounge area, café, lectures, exhibitions, entertainment and much more. You get on the festival bus to Sønderho, a 15 minutes ride from Nordby. Here you will find 12 lovely and unique stands, as well as the exhibition at the Fanø Arts Museum.
THE KNIT FESTIVAL'S OWN WEBSITE
Fanø Knit Festival has its own website: www.strikkefestival.dk. The website will be kept up-to-date with any changes that may occur. To ensure that you are aware of any changes that may have occurred in the workshops and other events you have signed up for, it is a good idea to visit the website before you come to Fanø.
Our festival office is located in the BAZAR tent at the harbourside in Nordby.
Here you can purchase an entry-bracelet, register for workshops and find all the information you need about the knit festival.
The opening hours are:
Thursday September 20, 14.00 – 17.00
Friday September 21, 08.30 – 18.00
Saturday September 22, 08.30 – 18.00
Sunday September 23, 08.30 – 15.00
Quick check-in for Friday evening's lecture and fashion show/festivity dinner/lectures
The check-in line for the most popular events is usually long. We offer a quick check-in which will speed your way up through the line-up. Contact the festival office in Nordby in due time before these events. When showing your order confirmation, you will receive tickets according to your order confirmation. With these tickets in your hand you will be allowed admission to the events without any waiting in line.
Please see www.faergen.dk
BUS/TAXI/BICYCLE plus other transport possibilities on Fanø
Fanø Taxi. Phone: 75 16 62 00
Esbjerg Taxi. Phone: 75 14 45 00
Bus service from Esbjerg Train station to Fanø Ferry
Bus no. 11-12-13 runs from Esbjerg train station to the Fanø Ferry. Train station departure: 11 - 31 - 51.
Bicycles can be rented just about everywhere on the island. You may wish to contact Fanø Tourist Office +45 70 26 42 00 about a bike rental. Fanø Island is small and easy to navigate, so a bicycle is perfect and quite practical.
Driving by car
Otherwise, driving to Fanø is recommended since this gives you more flexibility if you wish to see the island on your own.
Fanø Knit Festival neither arranges, nor is responsible for transportation from place to place.
There is a wealth of accommodation possibilities on Fanø. We might as well say it right away, here on Fanø, we are used to having many guests and there is plenty of room for all festival participants. The festival will be held in an off-season period, which is whyrenting a holiday home or an apartment is quite inexpensive. Bed & Breakfast accommodations are mostly sold out long time before the festival begins.
In 2013 we introduced private and local accommodation and a large number of islanders offered rooms with bath or other possibilities for our guests. This became very popular and many have already ensured that they have "their" place again this year. Have a look at our website www.strikkefestival.dk. Here we state all recent and available private accommodation possibilities – if there is nothing available at the moment, check again later.
Fanø Tourist Office. Phone: +45 70 26 42 00 www.visitfanoe.dk .
Fanø Tourist Office can direct you to accommodation possibilities such as a Bed & Breakfast, inns, camping areas, holiday home rentals and more. Here, you can also order the brochure 'Welcometo Fanø', a good thing to carry in your pocket if you want to wander off on your own or if you want to know everything about Fanø.
FOOD AND DRINK
Cafés and restaurants on the island will be open throughout the weekend. Please see the adverts in our magazine or on www.visitfanoe.dk
In the Bazar tent in Nordby you can purchase lunch, pastry and selected beverages.
It will also be possible to buy sandwiches, coffe, cakes, drinks etc. at the BAZARtent.
In Sønderho you will find a small tent next to the Town hall, here you can buy a light lunch, coffee and cake.
We also recommend to book our EARLY BIRD DINNER Friday evening. We serve a delicious sirloin casserole from 5.45 pm til 7 pm. After dinner, you stroll in to the lounge area in the BAZARTENT where we have reserved seats for you. Book this event on the webshop.
Strange as it may sound, there are actually those who would like to look at other things besides knit during the weekend. What about a guided tour to
the gun batteries on the northern point of the island, or a trip to Sønderho duck decoy, a knitting service, an expedition to the Wadden Sea seal banks led by competent nature guides, or beer tasting in our very own little brewery – or something else? You can read more about other activities elsewhere in the program or please visit: www.visitfanoe.dk
Fanø Kunstmuseum in Sønderho (located just behind the town hall) . The museum is well worth a visit and is showing its yearly September exhibition with local artists as well as knitwear exhibitions.
The festival exhibit works by designers from Denmark, Norway and Germany. You will find exhibitions in Fanø School, Nordby and at Fanø Arts Museum in Sønderho. Read more about the exhibitions on the website.
Please wear your entry bracelet visible.
BAZAR tent, the lively "hang out" place in Nordby
As usual we have set up a giant tent, which will be just a hop, skip and a jump from Hovedgaden in Nordby. The tent, ca. 2500m2 and with a stable floor, is right at the harbourside in Nordby. Here, there will be boutique stands, food stands, different presentations, entertainments and the delightful festivity evening. It will be a lively place, not only during the day but also during the evening, a place where you can shop, listen to a good story or simply enjoy a bit of refreshment and a cosy chat.
BOUTIQUE STANDS IN the BAZARtent and in Sønderho
Opening hours: Friday September 21, 10.00 – 18.00
Saturday September 22, 10.00 – 18.00
Sunday September 23, 10.00 – 16.00
"The BAZARtent", Sønderho Town hall and Sønderho School is the setting for specially invited handicraft artists and stands presenting and promoting their knits, yarns and book etc. Tear a couple of hours out of your calendar for a little shopping and/or have a refreshment at the cafés in "The BAZARtent" in Nordby, designated the festival's hang-out place or at the small cafees in Sønderho with homebake.
We offer workshop facilities at FANØ SCHOOL
YOU CAN ONLY ATTEND THE WORKSHOPS IF YOU HAVE SIGNED UP AND HAVE AN ORDER CONFIRMATION. NO VISITORS, PLEASE !
If you need acute help to find your way, etc., please call the following phone number: +45 23259030 or visit our festival office.
The organizers of Fanø Knit Festival are:
Christel and Jørgen Seyfarth
Postal address: Engen 4
Hovedgaden 76, Nordby 6720 Fanø
Mobile: +45 51709279/25647375