Dates for Wool and Fibre Festivals

Upcoming Dates for UK Yarn and Fibre Festivals


May 2020 

Buxton Wool Gathering (Cancelled)



9–10 May 2020

Buxton Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6BE, England

Website: Buxton Wool Gathering.


Cornish Fibre Festival 



9–10 May 2020

Royal Cornwall Showground Exhibition Centre, Whitecross, Wadebridge, PL27 7JE, England

Website: Cornish Fibre Festival.


Wool @ Junction 13 



16–17 May 2020

Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, Staffordshire, ST19 5RE, England

Website: Wool @ Junction 13.


Wild About Wool pop-up yarn market 



17 May 2020

The WaterShed, Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire, HD7 5JN

Website: Wild About Wool.


Woolly Weekend and Shipston Wool Fair 



23–25 May 2020

Sheep Street, Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4AB, England

Website: Shipston Wool Fair.


Festiwool pop-up at The Hertfordshire County Show 



23–24 May 2020

The Showground, Redbourn, Hertfordshire, AL3 7PT, England

Website: Festiwool pop-up.


Rugby Yarn & Craft Festival 



24th May 2020

Rugby School Collingwood Centre, Barby Road. CV22 5EB

Website: Rugby&YarnCraftFestival.


June 2020

Leeds Wool Festival 



6 June 2020

Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills, Canal Road, Armley, Leeds, LS12 2QF, England

Website: Leeds Wool Festival.


Fibre Rocks 



6–7 June 2020

Bexhill-on-Sea, England

Website: Fibre Rocks.


The Wool Monty 



13–14 June 2020

FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, S9 2DF, England

Website: The Wool Monty.


Woolly Weekend 



20–21 June 2020

The Weavers’ Workshop, Dilham, Norfolk, NR28 9PT.

Website: Woolly Weekend.





26–27 June 2020

Mitchell’s Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0QQ, England

Website: Woolfest.


July 2020


11–12 July 2020

Uffculme Centre, Queensbridge Road, Birmingham, B13 8QY, England

Website: Yarningham.


Fibre East

25–26 July 2020

Redborne School and Community College, Ampthill, Bedford, MK45 2NU, England

Website: Fibre East.


August 2020

Woolness - cancelled for 2020

1–2 August 2020

Life Science Centre, Newcastle, NE1 4EP, England.

Website: Woolness.



29 August 2020

Portsoy, Banff, AB45 2QT, Scotland

Website: Wool @ Portsoy.


The British Wool Show

2020 date to be confirmed

York Auction Centre, Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5GF, England

Website: The British Wool Show.


Spinning Yarns Festival

August 31 - September 1, 2020

Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim, BT41 4LH, Northern Ireland

Website: Spinning Yarns Festival.


September 2020

Cornish Yarn Festival

5–6 September 2020

St John’s Hall, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2QW, England

Website: Cornish Yarn Festival.


Southern Wool Show

5–6 September 2020

Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire, RG14 7PN, England

Website: Southern Wool Show.


Perth Festival of Yarn

12–13 September 2020

Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth, PH2 0TH, Scotland

Website: Perth Festival of Yarn.


The Handmade Fair, Hampton Court

11–13 September 2020

Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, KT8 9AU, England

Website: Handmade Fair, Hampton Court.


Llandovery Sheep Festival

19–20 September 2020

Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Website: Llandovery Sheep Festival.



26–27 September 2020

Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 1UD, England

Website: Yarndale.


Shetland Wool Week

26 September – 4 October 2020 - cancelled because of Corona Virus

various venues, Shetland, Scotland

Website: Shetland Wool Week.



UK Wool Week


September 28 - October 6, 2020


Various venues, England


Website: Wool Week.



The Great London Yarn Crawl

2020 date to be confirmed

Various venues, London, England

Website: Yarn in the City.


October 2020

The West Wales Wool Show

3 October 2020

The Queen’s Hall and Play Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, DE45 1AH, Wales

Website: West Wales Wool Show.


The Knitting and Stitching Show

8–11 October 2020

Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY, England

Website: Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace.


YarnFolk Wool Festival

10th October 2020

Whitehead, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Website: YarnFolk Wool Festival.


The Bakewell Wool Gathering

10–11 October 2020

Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AH, England

Website: Bakewell Wool Gathering.


Three Bags Full Wool Market

17 October 2020

The Public Hall, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 6BW, England

Website: Three Bags Full Wool Market.


The Loch Ness Wool Fest

23–25 October 2020

Inverness, Scotland

Website: Loch Ness Wool Fest.


The Big Textile Show

24–25 October 2020

The KUBE, Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL, England

Website: The Big Textile Show.



The Kendal Wool Gathering


24–25 October 2020


Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7HX, England


Website: Kendal Wool Gathering



Masham Sheep Fair

26–27 October 2020

Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4DZ, England

Website: Masham Sheep Fair.


November 2020

Hitchin Festiwool

7 November 2020

The Priory School, Hitchen, Hertfordshire, SG5 2UR, England

Website: Festiwool.


The Knitting and Stitching Show

26–29 November 2020

Harrogate International Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA, England

Website: Knitting and Stitching Show, Harrogate.


Nottingham Yarn Expo

2020 date to be confirmed

Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4BU, UK, England

Website: Nottingham Yarn Expo.


St Abbs Wool Festival

2020 date to be confirmed

Eyemouth Community Centre, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, TD14 5DE, Scotland

Website: St Abbs Wool Festival.


Stitch Fest South West

October 30 to November 1, 2020

Civic Hall & The Grove School, Totnes, Devon, England

Website: Stitch Fest South West.


Wild About Wool Pop-up Yarn Market

2020 date to be confirmed

Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 5JN, England

Website: Wild About Wool.


Winter Woollies

2020 date to be confirmed

Home Farm, Nanpantan, Leicestershire, LE11 3YG, England

Website: Winter Woollies.


Yorkshire Yarn Festival

28 November 2020

White Syke Fields, York, YO41 1LN, England

Website: Yorkshire Yarn Festival.


December 2019

Winter Woollies

2 December 2018 (2019 dates tbc)

Home Farm, Nanpantan, Leicestershire, LE11 3YG, England

Website: Winter Woollies.


January 2021

Waltham Abbey Wool Show

19 January 2020

Marriot Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3LX, England

Website: Waltham Abbey Wool Show.


February 2020

Bring Back Blaise Wool Festival

3 February 2019 (2020 dates tbc)

Bradford Industrial Museum, Bradford, Yorkshire BD2 3HP, England

Website: Bradford Museums & Galleries.


Textiles East Fair

21–23 February 2020

Swavesey Village College, Cambridgeshire, CB24 4RS, England

Website: Textiles East Fair.



21–23 February 2020

Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR, England

Website: Unravel.


The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show

27 February – 1 March 2020

Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX, England

Website: Spring Knitting and Stitching Show.

Blog posts: Spring K&S Show 2014, part 1Spring K&S Show 2014, part 2.


March 2020


15 March 2020

Heartlands, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3QY, England

Website: Cornwoolly.


Yorkshire Yarn Festival

21 March 2020

White Syke Fields, York, YO41 1LN, England

Website: Yorkshire Yarn Festival.


Edinburgh Yarn Festival

returning in 2021

Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11 New Market Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ, Scotland

Website: Edinburgh Yarn Festival.



April 2020


St Abbs Wool Festival


2020 to be confirmed


Eyemouth Community Centre, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, TD14 5DE, Scotlan


Website: St Abbs Wool Festival.




Spring into Wool


18–19 April 2020


The Grammar School at Leeds, Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 9NA, England


Website: Spring into Wool.




Wonderwool Wales


25–26 April 2020


Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY, Wales


Website: Wonderwool Wales.


Blog post: Wonderful Wonderwool.



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