Events 2017

Wool and Sheep Events in 2017

Please let me know of any events missing from this list so I can add them.
Please note that, while I take great care to ensure the information listed below is accurate,  you should check exact dates, location etc for yourself on each event website.
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January
Waltham Abbey Wool Show  Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3LX (Junction 26 of the M25)  15 January
 
February
Unravel  Farnham Maltings, Farnham  GU9 7QR   17-19 February
 
March
The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show  Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX   2-5 March
Edinburgh Yarn Festival  Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11 New Market Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ  10-11 March
Buckfastleigh Wool Gathering  Buckfastleigh Town Hall Bossell Road, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 0DD 19 March
 
April
St Abbs Wool Festival  Eyemouth Community Centre, Albert Rd, Eyemouth TD14 5DE  8 April
Spring Into Wool  The Grammar School at Leeds, Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Leeds LS17 9NA   8 April
Knit and Stitch Show  Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0DQ  8-9 April
Stitch St Ives  The Island Centre, St Ives, Cornwall.  8-9 April
Wonderwool Wales  Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SY  22-23 April
Knitting & Stitching Show Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh  27-30 April
Spring Rare Breed Sale  York Auction Centre, Murton Lane, Murton, York YO19 5GF  29 April
Lambing at Low Carr Farm  Low Carr Farm, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UG  29 April
Cornwoolly Heartlands, Pool, TR15 3QY  30 April
 
May
Yarn Shop Day  Independent Knitting Shops throughout UK  See map  6 May
Wool@J13   Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, Stafford ST19 5RE  13-14 May
NSA Welsh Sheep  Llwyn Bedw, Talybont-On-Usk, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7YT  16 May
Baa Baa Bazaar at Shepley Spring Festival  Marsh Lane (field, half way up), Shepley, Huddersfield HD8 8AP 19-21 May
Tynedale Spinners' Gathering  Stocksfield Community Centre, Stocksfield, Northumberland NE43 7HL  20 May
Highland Wool & Textiles  Dingwall Mart, Humberston, Bailechaul Rd, Dingwall IV15 9TP  27 May
Weald Wool Fair  Wadhurst Village, East Sussex, TN5 6G  27 May
Shipston Woolly Weekend  Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire  27-28 May
Shipston Wool Fair  Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire  29 May
NSA Highland Sheep Kinnahaird Farm, Contin, Strathpeffer, Ross-shire 31 May
 
June
Leeds Wool Festival  Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Leeds LS12 2QF  3 June
NSA North Sheep  West Shields Farm, Tow Law, County Durham  7 June
The Knitted Character Folk Festival  The Blue Boar Inn, Temple Grafton, B49 6NR  10 June
John Arbon Textiles Mill Open Weekend  FIBRE HARVEST, Unit 6, Hacche Lane Business Park, Pathfields Industrial Estate, South Molton, Devon EX36 3LH  10-11 June
Woolly Worstead  Weavers Workshop, The Street, Dilham, Norfolk NR28 9PT  10-11 June
British Wool Fashion Show at The Royal Three Counties Show 2017  The Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW UK  16-18 June  (see here also)
NSA Sheep South West  Ayshford, Westleigh, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7HL  20 June
Royal Highland Show  Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh  EH28 8NB   22-25 June
Woolfest 2017  Mitchell's Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0QQ  23-24 June
 
July
The Wool Experience  Blaze Farm, near Wildboarclough, Cheshire SK11 0BL 1 July
Blossom & Yarn  Located across 6 villages in Norfolk - map  7-10 July
The British Wool Show 2017  Thirsk Rural Business Centre, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, YO7 3AB  8-9 July
The Great Yorkshire Show  Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ  11-13 July
Yarningham  Stirchley Baths, Birmingham  15-16 July  (see here also)
Weald & Downland Rare Breed Show  Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester PO18 0EU  16 July
Woolfeis 2017  Benderloch, Oban, Argyll PA37 1QS  20-22 July
Fibre-East  Redborne Community College, Flitwick Road, Ampthill, Bedford, MK45 2NU  29-30 July
 
August
Countryfile Live  Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP  3-6 Aug
Yarnfolk, Festival of Wool  Whitehead, Northern Ireland  5 August
Weston Dairy Festival  Beach Lawns, Weston-Super-Mare  3-7 August
Weald Wool Fair  Wadhurst Village, East Sussex, TN5 6G  12 August
Popup Wool Show  Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside CH62 5DH  19 August
 
September
Cornish Yarn Festival  The Lugger Hotel, 3 Marine Terrace, The Promenade, Penzance TR18 4DL  2-3 September
Findon Sheep Fair & Village Festival.  Nepcote Green, Findon Village, Sussex  9 September
Perth Festival of Yarn  Dewar Centre, Perth  10 September
Dolphin Sheep Fair  The South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex  RH17 6TL 
21 September
Yarndale  Skipton Auction Mart Gargrave Road Skipton BD23 1UD  23-24 September
Llandovery Sheep Festival  Market Square and Castle Fields, Llandovery,  Carmarthenshire  23-24 September
Shetland Wool Week  Various venues in Shetland 23 September - 1 October
Yarndale  Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton BD23 1UD  23-24 September
The London Wool Fair 2017 including London Bridge Sheep Drive.  Monument & London Bridge, London.  24 September
Masham Sheep Fair  Market Place, Masham, HG4 4DZ  30 September-1 October
 
October
3 Bags Full Wool Market  Liskeard Public Hall, 3-5 West Street, Liskeard PL14 6BW  6 October
Wool Week Campaign for Wool, UK Wool Week starting 9 October
The Knitting & Stitching Show  Alexandra Palace, London  11-15 October
7th North Atlantic Sheep & Wool Conference  Manx Museum, Kingswood Grove, IM1 3LY Douglas, Isle of Man  12-15 October 
Inverness Loch Ness International Knit Festival  Inverness Ice Centre, Inverness IV3 5SR 
13-15 October
West Wales Wool Show  Queens Hall & Plas Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth  SA67 7AS  14 October
Dumfries WSD Gathering  Georgetown Hall, Dumfries  14 October
Woolly Weekend  Kelly House, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0HH  14-15 October
Bakewell Wool Gathering   Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Bakewell DE45 1AH  14-15 October
Countryside Live   Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ  21-22 October
Kendall Wool Gathering  Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Rd, Kendal LA9 7HX   28-29 October
The Big Textile Show  The KUBE, Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL  28-29 October
 
November
Wovember - On line event for whole of November
Stitch Fest South West - Civic Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5SQ  4-5 November  (fb link with 2017 information)
Festiwool Hitchin  The Priory School, Bedford Road, Hitchin SG5 2UR  11 November
Nottingham Yarn Expo 2017 Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4BU  11-12 November
 
December
 
Wool on the Wall Greenhead, Northumberland CA8 7HF is not being held in 2017, but likely to be in 2018