Place: Gottröra hembygdsgård, Roslagen, Sweden
Coordinates: 59.741023, 18.157791 (lat, lon)
Time: 3 days in August (12th-14th)
By now you probably already have heard about what happened in Gottröra last weekend; finally we have a big international bushcraft festival in Sweden! We are happy to be able to announce that we are already planning for next years festival; the Bushcraftfestivalen 2017. Hope to see you in Gottröra Sweden the last weekend of August 2017, 25th-27th.
Need, wishes, dreams and ideas about a bigger bushcraft event in Sweden has been circling for some time now. Therefore it was a honor for me to last Fall (2015) gather a group of Swedish bushcraft personalities to start planning what we call; Bushcraftfestivalen (The Bushcraft Festival in Swedish).
Inspired by other international bushcraft events abroad we want to create the Swedish version of a including festival focusing on bushcraft, survival and forest culture. As many guests and participants was international the festival grounds were located close to the Arlanda airport at the rural community center of Gottröra. Bushcraftfestivalen is a field like outdoor weekend for the whole family with possibilities to sleep under the stars of the August night sky.
It's great to see the big interest for this Festival, both from participants and visitors. Despite starting from zero regarding budget we managed to create an impressive lineup at the festival. A big thanks to all participants for their generosity. You can see the complete program by clicking HERE.
Below you can see some of the participants at the Bushcraftfestivalen 2016 (in alphabetical order).
Nytt, Nött och Sött
The Swedish Survival Guild
Also in the program; the Swedish Championship in Friction Fire, kid's survival class, music entertainment and a restaurant tent.
If you have any questions about Bushcraftfestivalen; please feel free to contact us. The best way to reach the Management Team is via Bushcraftfestivalen's webpage by clicking HERE. You can also find us on Facebook by clicking HERE. If you enjoy Instagram you should check out our place there by clicking HERE. Please also let us know if you would like to contribute in any way; speak, workshop, exhibit, sponsorship or volunteer.
Help us to make Bushcraftfestivalen a yearly event by following, sharing and tagging using #bushcraftfestivalen and #gottrora prior, under and after we meet at this Summer's festival, thanks.
You're kindly and deeply welcome to Gottröra in 2017; August 25th-27th!