Going to the market on a Saturday is very much a part of our culture in the Greater Knysna area and there is an eclectic mix of markets from which to choose. These are places where friends come together to connect over delicious, locally produced food fare. Are you looking for the perfect gift this season? Our craft markets are bursting at the seams with amazing arts and crafts. If you are keen to get a genuine sense of the true community spirit of our region, a visit to one of our famous markets is a must!
Situated next the Engen garage along the N2 in Sedgefield, this market has enjoyed remarkable growth since its revamp a couple of years ago and it is now one of the most popular places to hang out on a Saturday. With live music playing every week, it is a great place to meet with friends and family. Averaging about 90 stalls, they offer a wide variety of food, fantastic crafts, art, books, music, clothing and plants. The Mosaic Market is a meeting place for many locals and a popular tourist destination. Next to the Market is the Sedgefield Coffee Roastery (some of the best coffee on the Garden Route) as well as Green Road, a place to buy locally produced organic and free range produce. Open every Saturday from 8:00 – 2pm
WILD OATS Community Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday, come rain or shine, this legendary award-winning market buzzes with energy. The WILD OATS is somewhat of landmark in our little town of Sedgefield, and since its inception almost 20It years ago, they have maintained, with integrity, the genuine spirit of an authentic farmers market. Their vision: “Increasing responsible environmental awareness through educating customers on how they can minimise their carbon footprints…beginning by simply choosing to buy local!”
Open every Saturday from 8:00 to 12:00 in winter and 7:30 – 12:00 in summer.
Scarab Craft Market
This market situated at the Scarab Village is renowned as the source of some of the best, authentic handmade crafts in the Garden Route and every effort has been made to cater for a variety of tastes. Here you will find original art, handmade clothing, metal work, wooden products, hand spun wool, leather work, ceramics and more. Visit the popular Sedgefield Craft Beer brewery for some local artisan beer or enjoy a meal at the Die Windpomp Diner.
Every Saturday for the last 15 years, people have gathered under the boughs of a mighty oak tree at the Harkerville Market. It has steadily grown over the years and offers a superb range of top quality, fresh local fare, crafts, books, plants, flowers and much more. Situated 18km from Knysna heading towards Plettenberg Bay just off the N2, this rustic market radiates with a down to earth, feel-good community vibe.
Open every Saturday from 8am-12:00
For more than a decade the Scarab Village, Sedgefield has been a hub for local creativity and ingenuity - from food fare to arts to a unique range of crafts.
This village is not just a craft fare, but has several permanent businesses trade that throughout the week, offering a range of distinctively unique items, including natural, bespoke furniture pieces, handmade jewellery and decorative light fittings, hand crafted paper, beads, wood and stone decor and so much more.
Scarab Village house a lovely nursery that sells a host of indigenous plant species, which include a wide selection of succulents. The village also boasts Sedgefield’s very first boutique craft brewery. This family business specialises in quality hand crafted beer, including a light summer-style Blonde, to a well-hopped Indian Pale Ale. Their beer garden offers a relaxed, down to earth place to hang out with friends on the weekend.
On Saturdays the venue transforms into a busy Scarab Craft Market. Here one can source some of the best authentic arts and crafts on the Garden Route. And now, from the 2 October, the Scarab Village is going to be humming to a totally different beat with the opening of the new restaurant Melody’s. The owners anticipate Melody’s to become THE meeting place for both locals and visitors looking for a venue to dine and dance the night away!
Melody’s will be open daily and will host a variety of different genre musicians, including jazz, blues, country, rock, cabaret to name but a few. No cover-charge will be payable during their opening month of October.
A list of their first week’s line-up:
Friday 2 Oct - Music by ECLIPSE (pop, country rock)
Saturday 3 Oct - Entertainment by STEVE HUGHES (hits from the past ‘til the present)
Sunday 4 Oct - TANYA & CHARL (blues, rock and jazz)
Wednesday 7 Oct - Delightfully entertaining BRONWYN STAMMER (blues, jazz, cabaret)