Each year, a wide spectrum of materials, equipment, supplies and ideas are showcased to the general public, encouraging South Africans to take up a creative craft or hobby.
Hobby-X was initially launched in 1998 and has grown exponentially over the past 23 years. It is now a highly popular event, attracting tens of thousands of visitors to each show. Professional hobbyists and those who are in search of a creative outlet come from all over South Africa in search of materials, supplies, equipment, ideas and techniques. The idea to bring about such a show was inspired by our busy, fast-paced lifestyles, and how for many of us, we don't grant ourselves that necessary 'me-time'. At Hobby-X, a range of activities are put on display, catering to all sorts of interests and preferences. Whether you're looking for an 'on-the-side' business idea or looking for fun stuff to do with the family, there is a little something for everyone at Hobby-X.
Attendees are encouraged to induldge their creative side and peruse the many stalls for gems, books, mosaics, metal clays, model cars, planes and trains, cooking, card making and so much more. Alternatively, if you're looking for some fun, stock up the house with some games, bungee trampolines and radio-controlled models. Those who are interested in learning more about their chosen craft can attend a range of workshops and demonstrations by experts in the field.
Come along for four-days of fun and get inspired to take up a new hobby!
About the organisers
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organizers and employs more than 2,500 employees across 30 different locations globally.
The South African office has an experienced staff compliment of over 30 team members with established marketing, sales and operational capabilities.
Messe Frankfurt South Africa organizes large-scale events such as Automechanika Johannesburg, Futuroad Expo, Festival of Motoring, The Cape Town International Boat Show, AERO South Africa, allfashion sourcing Cape Town, Solar Power Africa and the Emerald Speed Fest.