Alice Springs Beanie Festival (7)

This annual event that lasts for four days is the biggest fund raiser for social welfare in Alice Springs. It began twenty one years ago showcasing the knitting of beanies, scarves, hats and tea cosies. There is a competition in the main hall at Araluen with some very spectacular beanies. There is a De Who character called the Ood, there are wildflowers, there are birds, there was area cosy which was an entire homestead! There were lots of people enjoying the works. Some are made locally by Aboriginal ladies > men and there are others made interstate by keen knitters. There are some very creative people aren’t there? We then visited the Beanie market and bought some beanies for the family.