We loved everything about our first weekend at Moobaan Wonder — and we’re about to spill some beans right here.
But before we begin… what exactly is Moobaan Wonder?
If you’ve been to Wonderfruit, you may know the vibe already, but this time the all-new event series gets more local and more family-oriented than ever. Think, a season-long (yes, multiple weekends) village festival of Thai art and culture, music, workshops, markets, and the beauty of nature, all together in your favourite arena. Taking over 100 rai of The Fields at Siam Country Club, Pattaya, Moobaan Wonder by Wonderfruit is a pop-up celebration of everything you admire and love about this festival but in a more bite-sized version and affordable manner.
[All images courtesy of Moobaan Wonder]
From the farm to the fields
Shake off the dust of this unexpected year and welcome 2021 in the coolest way. Every weekend, you will get to experience something different. From new lineups to a rotating cast of local talents, The Fields is hosting more than 200 DJs, bands, and performers, 40 hands-on workshops, 40 food outlets, and 80 Thai design stores from all around the country. Simply marvel at the moon in this open-air space and stay until sunrise to embrace the spirit of this festival.
What’s more, every weekend, the stage will sparkle with Tiffany’s Show Pattaya, the longest-running transgender cabaret performance in Asia. The sustainable venues to the immersive installations that you will see at the fields have been designed by a number of artists and architects like Satit Raksasri, Eric Tobua, PO-D Architects, Sanitas Studio, and Bangkok Project Studio.
What to do
Planning to bring your little ones? Fret not, there’s a myriad of activities to keep them entertained. These include ‘Little Fields’ with their mobile farm experience, ceramics workshops, planting, painting, cooking, crafting from upcycled materials, and more to count. Leave the children here as you fuel up and learn how to brew with Studio Lam and how to infuse spirits with herbs or Nespresso coffee.
If you fell in love with Fruitfull, it’s time to fall in love again. This food platform launched by Wonderfruit during the lockdown this year has now found its home at The Fields, in the heart of the Theater Stage. Head over to the Fruitfull Presents Mae Oui Ama; an all-day café and bar by chef Prin, Mint, and the team behind the ever-so-popular Samrub for Thai.
For drinks, head over to Studio Lam where yadong (herbal spirit infusions) will give you some company with crafty cocktails. Indulge in some of the most scrumptious local street food outlets and celebrated eateries to satisfy your appetite.
The Wild Card Show
Wonderfruit has collaborated with animators Fossick Project to present a wildlife trafficking awareness initiative with a show that will be screened every weekend. Our suggestion? Don’t miss out on this one in particular.
Sustainability at its best
Just like Wonderfruit, sustainability is the core essence of this vibrant festival. The season-long series ensures that we reduce landfills to zero which is quite an impressive goal for a pop-event that attracts a huge audience from all around. Moobaan will be banning all single-use plastics and will ensure all waste is separated in their respective stream. All food waste will be composted to nourish The Fields as fertilisers. All art installations and staging structures make use of locally-sourced and sustainable materials, using existing products from previous iterations. So, wanderlusters, make sure you bring your own sustainable cups just like last time.
Ticket prices start from THB 690 for a day pass, THB 2,190 for a weekend, and THB 6,800 for a full season pass to all five weekends.
From a dose of art to the street food culture and drinks, and lots of workshops, you wouldn’t run out of things to do at Moobaan. If you’ve visited already, it’s time to relive the weekend. Moobaan Wonder is happening again for the next four weekends from December 2020 to January 2021. See you in the fields.
Mark your calendars: December 4–6, 11–13, and 25–17 2020, and January 8–10 and 15–17 2021.