Our annual festival, Sisters and Surprises, is a day out for all who would like to enjoy the creative crafts, network, learn and connect with like minded people. Showcasing the CREATORS, DESIGNERS, MAKERS behind the brands, products, campaigns, small businesses that specialise in creating, designing, making and educating all that supports made with two hands industry. We welcome all -whether you are a beginner considering learning a new skill or already an 'old hand'. Enjoy connecting, sharing and taking home something made with your two hands, or just relax, mingle and take time for you.
We have founded the Sisters and Surprises festival as a great day out for all sisters, women, bff''s of any age who love handmade & handcrafted! You will experience a superb day out Redlands Coast style!
Browse the garden exhibitors, enjoy the fashion parade, check out the pamper station, and stop in at the Grandview Hotel outdoor bar where you can order, sip and eat, and continue to enjoy the many activities of the festival in the garden. With over twenty years event management experience, and five years running the exclusive handcrafted 'A Little Surprise online gift shop' , we have the skills, connections and passion to bring you a unique day out celebrating handcrafted and handmade in Australia. The Redlands Coast is the ideal location for our first festival.
Our day tickets provide general entry to the gardens of Redland's Coast beautiful GrandView Hotel. Enjoy the gentle sea breezes as you explore the market stalls with exhibitors from Redlands Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Tweed Coast. Exhibitors are the 'cream of the crop' and will have their latest creations ready for sale from fashion, beauty, health and who can forget edible treats such as delicious handmade chocolates.
Plus listen to guest speakers in our garden marquee covering a range of topics on handcraft industry or discover the pamper station.
Stay and enjoy our slow fashion catwalk exclusively created and featuring handmade fashion.
Book in to one of our hands on workshops, learn a new skill and take home something 'made with your two hands'. (workshops require pre-booking at additional cost.)
Running in two covered marquees in the centre of the garden festival you will be guided by our expert workshop presenters all offering a new skill or activity where you will be with other like=minded creatives and come home with your own creations such as: (TBC)