Wool Gatherings

Welcome to Wool Gatherings! We run yarn festivals in the north and midlands of England. Currently we run three each year. You can find out more about each wool gathering and about us on this site.

What is a wool gathering?

Wool gathering is our name for a yarn festival. It’s a gathering of people with a love for wool and fibre, and the associated crafts. We bring together exhibitors who sell wool-related things with visitors who want to buy from those exhibitors, as well as learn more about certain skills.

We’ve been running events for ten years. You can find out more about our history on our who we are page.





Our values

We believe that wool crafts and yarn festivals are for everyone. We’re a small family-run company and we try to keep our events friendly and accessible for all. You can read full details in our Equality and Diversity Policy.

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If you would like to be kept informed about our events, including when applications are open, simply fill in the form below.

Want to exhibit at one of our shows? Find all the information you need, including dates and terms.

Our events

To find out more about any of our events, please visit the relevant site. This will let you know dates, location, and other important information. For example, if you want to apply to be an exhibitor, the key dates and steps are explained.

Bakewell Wool Gathering

Bakewell Agricultural Centre

Every October

Buxton Wool Gathering

Buxton Pavilion Gardens

Every May

Cumbrian Wool Gathering

J36 Rural Auction Centre, Cumbria

Every June

Week of Jul 8th

July 8, 2024
July 9, 2024
July 10, 2024
July 11, 2024
July 12, 2024
July 13, 2024
July 14, 2024