UK Yarn Festivals 2020

Shows and festivals for yarn and fibre lovers taking place in the UK this year. Further events will be added as dates are announced.


Waltham Abbey Wool Show
19th January 2020
Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3LX

The Creative Craft Show
30th January – 1st February 2020
EventCity, Manchester


21st – 23rd February 2020
Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR

Textile East Fair
21st – 22nd February 2020
Swavesey Village College, Cambridgeshire

The Stitch Festival
27th February – 1st March 2020
Business Design Centre, London

Darlington Wool Festival
29th February 2020
Darlington Covered Market, 1 Tubwell Row, Darlington, Co Durham DL1 1NU


The Creative Craft Show
5th – 8th March 2020
SEC, Glasgow

Dornoch Fibre Fest
13th – 15th March 2020
Dornoch Social Club and West Church Hall

15th March 2020
Cornwall College, Pool TR15 3RD

The Creative Craft ShowCANCELLED
19th – 22nd March 2020
NEC, Birmingham

Yorkshire Yarn FestPOSTPONED
21st March 2020
Poppleton Centre, Main St, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6JT

Virtual Yorkshire Yarn Fest
21st March 2020
Online via Instagram @yorkshireyarnfest

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Returning in 2021


Spring Into WoolCANCELLED
18th – 19th April 2020
The Grammar School at Leeds

The Creative Craft ShowCANCELLED
24th – 25th April 2020
Excel, London

Wonderwool WalesCANCELLED
25th – 26th April 2020
Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells


Buxton Wool GatheringCANCELLED
9th – 10th May 2020
Buxton Pavilion Gardens St., John’s Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6BE

The Cornish Fibre FestivalCANCELLED
9th – 10th May 2020
Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge Cornwall

Wool @ Junction 13POSTPONED
16th & 17th May 2020
Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, Stafford ST19 5RE

Festiwool pop-up at The Hertfordshire County Show
23rd – 24th May 2020
The Showground, Redbourn, Hertfordshire AL3 7PT

Woolly Weekend and Shipston Wool FairCANCELLED
23rd – 25th May 2020
Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

Rugby Yarn and Craft Festival
24th May 2020
Rugby School, Collingwood Centre, Barby Road CV22 5EB


Leeds Wool Festival
6th June 2020
Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills, Canal Road, Armley, Leeds LS12 2QF

Fibre Rocks
6th – 7th June 2020
Bexhill on Sea

The Wool Monty
13th – 14th June 2020
FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield S9 2DF

Woolly Weekend
20th – 21st June 2020
The Weavers’ Workshop, Dilham, Norfolk NR28 9PT

26th – 27th June 2020
Mitchell’s Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0QQ

Creative Craft Show
26th – 28th June 2020
NEC, Birmingham


Cockenzie Yarn Festival
11th – 12th July 2020
Cockenzie House and Gardens

11th – 12th July 2020
Uffculme Centre, Queensbridge Road, Birmingham B13 8QY

25th – 26th July
Redborne Upper School and Community College, Ampthill, Bedford MK45 2NU


Not running this year.

Yorkshire Yarn Fest
2nd August 2020
Poppleton Centre, Main St, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6JT

8th – 9th August 2020
York Livestock Market, Murton, YO19 5GF

Pop Up Wool Show
22nd August 2020
Hulme Hall 23 Bolton Road, Port Sunlight, Wirral
CH62 5DH

29th August 2020
Portsoy, Banff, AB45 2QT


Creative Craft Show
3rd – 5th September 2020
EventCity, Manchester

Southern Wool Show
5th – 6th September 2020
Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire, RG14 7PN

Perth Festival of Yarn
12th – 13th September 2020
Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth, PH2 0TH

The Handmade Fair, Hampton Court
11th – 13th September 2020
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, KT8 9AU

Llandovery Sheep Festival
19th – 20th September 2020

Creative Craft Show
24th – 27th September 2020
Westpoint Centre, Exeter

Masham Sheep Fair
26th – 27th September 2020
Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4DZ

26th – 27th September 2020
Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 1UD

Shetland Wool WeekCANCELLED
26th September – 4th October 2020
various venues, Shetland


The West Wales Wool Show
3rd October 2020
The Queen’s Hall and Play Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, DE45 1AH

The Knitting and Stitching Show
8th – 11th October 2020
Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY

Yarnfolk Festival of Wool
10th October 2020
Whitehead. County Antrim.

The Bakewell Wool Gathering
10th – 11th October 2020
Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AH

Creative Craft Show
22nd – 25th October 2020
SEC, Glasgow

The Glasgow School of Yarn
23rd – 25th October 2020
Trades Hall, Glasgow

Loch Ness Knit Fest
Not running this year

Kendal Wool Gathering
24th – 25th October 2020
Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7HX

The Big Textile Show
24th – 25th October 2020
The KUBE, Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL

Stitch Fest
31st October – 1st November 2020
Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Rd, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3AF


Creative Craft Show
5th – 8th November 2020
NEC, Birmingham

Hitchin Festiwool
Saturday 7th November 2020
The Priory School, Bedford Road, Hitchin, SG5 2UR

The Knitting and Stitching Show
26th – 29th November 2020
Harrogate International Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA


Outside UK

Woollin: Ireland’s Festival of YarnCANCELLED
11th – 14th June
The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Knitting and Stitching Show
12th – 15th November 2020
RDS, Dublin

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