About Knitfest

Knitfest 2023 is an exciting weekend Yarn & Fibre Arts Festival held on July 1st – 3rd, 2023, celebrating fibre arts and crafts, embracing the whole community of Maleny. We yarnbomb and decorate the main street of Maleny so the town becomes a centre of art, creativity, yarnbombing, workshops, music, trade stalls and craft markets. It is a magical festival for families to discover new skills, talents and creativity using fibre arts including knitting, crochet, basket weaving, spinning and weaving, felting and lots more. 

Knitfest features competitions for community groups, art associations and skilled artisans to decorate trees in our beautiful streetscapes with handmade art installations made of yarn and fibre.  There is also several smaller competitions for the Best Beanie, Scarf, Shawls, Tea Cosy etc. There’s great prizes too!


This Year’s Theme

The theme for this year is “Wild Women”.

Please note:

We are Wheelchair and Disability friendly. If you have special needs, please email ahead at knitfest@hotmail.com and we will try to accomodate you.
Although we love our dogs, our venues are government owned buildings and dogs are not allowed in our venues.

About Us

Knitfest is a not For Profit Community Group run by volunteers headed by Festival & Creative Director, Debs Swain. We rely on our wonderful sponsors and Community Grants for funding each year. The Knitfest Yarnbombing Team meet each Tuesday from 10am – 12pm in the Courtyard at the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, Bicentenary lane,  to work on this year’s projects to decorate the town during the event. To sponsor the event, donate yarn or knitted/crocheted  pieces, please contact knitfest@hotmail.com. There is also a donations box for yarn at the Maleny Credit Union.

Site Map & Festival Precint

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