Dates for Wool and Fibre Festivals

Upcoming Dates for UK Yarn and Fibre Festivals


October 2020

The West Wales Wool Show

(CANCELLED) - Virtual Event Planned

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 2020

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 2021

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

Website: Waltham Abbey Wool Show.


February 2021

Bring Back Blaise Wool Festival

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

Website: Bradford Museums & Galleries.


Textiles East Fair

21–23 February 2021

Swavesey Village College, Cambridgeshire, CB24 4RS, England

Website: Textiles East Fair.



21–23 February 2021

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

Website: Unravel.


The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show

27 February – 1 March 2021

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 2021


15 March 2021

Heartlands, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3QY, England

Website: Cornwoolly.


Yorkshire Yarn Festival

21 March 2021

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 2021

St Abbs Wool Festival

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

Website: St Abbs Wool Festival.


Spring into Wool

18–19 April 2021

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

Website: Spring into Wool.


Wonderwool Wales

25–26 April 2021

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

Website: Wonderwool Wales.

Blog post: Wonderful Wonderwool.


May 2021

Buxton Wool Gathering 

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

Website: Buxton Wool Gathering.


Cornish Fibre Festival 

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



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


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

Website: The British Wool Show.



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


(CANCELLED) - Virtual Event Planned


12–13 September 2020


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


Website: Perth Festival of Yarn.




The Handmade Fair, Hampton Court - ONLINE


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


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.


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