Events 2016

Wool and Sheep Events in 2016

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.



Waltham Abbey Wool Show  Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3LX (Junction 26 of the M25)  17 January


NSA Eastern Region Winter Fair   Melton Mowbray Livestock Market, Scalford Road, LE13 1JY  5 February

Unravel  Farnham Maltings, Farnham  GU9 7QR   19 - 21 February


The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show  Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX  3 - 6 March

Buckfastleigh Wool Gathering  Buckfastleigh Town Hall Bossell Road, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 0DD 
13 March
Edinburgh Yarn Festival  Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11 New Market Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ 
17 - 19 March

Woolly Day  North Kyme Village Hall, Lincolnshire LN4 4DG   27 March


St Abbs Wool Festival  Ebba Centre and the Visitor Centre in St Abbs TD14 5PL  2 April

Knit and Stitch Show  Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0DQ  16 - 17 April

Spring Rare Breed Sale  York Auction Centre, Murton Lane, Murton, York YO19 5GF
23 April
Lambing at Low Carr Farm  Low Carr Farm, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UG  23 April

Wonderwool Wales  Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SY  23 - 24 April

Knitting & Stitching Show Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh  28 April – 1 May

Yarn Shop Day  Independent Knitting Shops throughout UK - See map  30 April


Knitting & Stitching Show Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh  28 April – 1 May

Wharfe Wool Fair  Clarke Foley Centre, Cunliffe Rd, Ilkley LS29 9DZ  7 May

Highland Wool & Textiles Festival Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5LX   7 May

NSA Sheep Centre at the Balmoral Show 2016  Balmoral Park, Maze Long Kesh, Lisburn, BT27 5RF  
11 - 13 May
I Knit Fandango  Royal Horticultural Halls, Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, London SW1P 2QW  13 - 14 May
Scotland's Knitting Only Show (Machine Knitting)  MacRobert Pavilion, Ingliston, Edinburgh  14 May
Tynedale Spinners' Gathering  Stocksfield Community Centre, Stocksfield, Northumberland NE43 7HL 21 May
Highland Wool & Textiles Festival  Dingwall Mart, Bailechaul Rd, Dingwall IV15 9TP  21 May
Shipston on Stour Wool Fair   Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire  30 May


NSA Scot Sheep 2016  Blythbank farm, West Linton, Peeblesshire, EH46 7DF  1 June

Leeds Wool Festival  Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Leeds LS12 2QF  4 June

NSA South Sheep 2016  Pythouse Farm, Tisbury, Salisbury, SP3 6PA  7 June

British Wool Fashion Show at The Royal Three Counties Show 2016  The Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW UK  17 - 19 June

Royal Highland Show  Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh  EH28 8NB  23 - 26 June

Woolfest 2016  Mitchell's Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0QQ  24 - 25 June


The Wool Experience  Blaze Farm, near Wildboarclough, Cheshire SK11 0BL  2 July
Weald Wool Fair  Wadhurst Village, East Sussex, TN5 6G  2 July

Wool on the Wall   Greenhead, Northumberland CA8 7HF  10 July

The Great Yorkshire Show  Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ  12 - 14 July

Yarningham  Stirchley Baths, Birmingham  16 - 17 July

Weald & Downland Rare Breed Show  Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester PO18 0EU  17 July

NSA Sheep Centre at the Royal Welsh Show  Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, LD2 3SY  18 - 21 July

Woolfeis 2016  Benderloch, Oban, Argyll PA37 1QS  21 - 23 July

NSA Sheep Event 2016   Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW  27 July

Fibre-East  Redborne Community College, Ampthill, Bedford.  30 - 31 July


Weston Dairy Festival  Beach Lawns, Weston-Super-Mare 3 - 7 August

Countryfile Live  Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP  4 - 7 August

British Wool Show 2016 York Auction Mart Murton, York YO19 5GF  5 - 6 August

Popup Wool Show  Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside CH62 5DH  20 August

North Tawton Yarnageddon 2016 Wool Week  North Tawton, Mid West Devon  29 August - 4 September


North Tawton Yarnageddon 2016 Wool Week  North Tawton, Mid West Devon  29 August - 4 September

Bristol Wool Fair  Bristol Exhibition Centre, Washingpool Farm, Easter Compton BR35 5RE 2 - 4 September

Alnmouth Wool Festival  Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth, Northumberland  3 September

Horsley Wool Fair  The Hearth arts Centre, Horsley, Northumberland NE15 0NT   4 September

Findon Sheep Fair & Village Festival.  Nepcote Green, Findon Village, Sussex  10 September  See also Findon Chronicles page

Propagansey  Old St Stephen's Church, Robin Hood's Bay, YO22 4PE  10 - 18 September

Dolphin Sheep Fair  The South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex  RH17 6TL  15 September

Weald Wool Fair  Market Square, High Street, Tenterden TN30 6BN  17 September

Yarndale  Skipton Auction Mart Gargrave Road Skipton BD23 1UD  24 - 25 September

Llandovery Sheep Festival  Market Square and Castle Fields, Llandovery,  Carmarthenshire  24 - 25 September

Shetland Wool Week  Various venues in Shetland  24 September - 2 October

The London Wool Fair 2016 including London Bridge Sheep Drive.  Monument & London Bridge, London. 25 September

Inverness Loch Ness International Knit Festival Venues across Inverness   26 September - 2 October

3 Bags Full Wool Market  Liskeard Public Hall, 3-5 West Street, Liskeard PL14 6BW  30 September


Shetland Wool Week  Various venues in Shetland Venues across Inverness  24 September - 2 October

Inverness Loch Ness International Knit Festival 26 September - 2 October

Wool Week Campaign for Wool

Cheshire Fibre Festival  Marthall, Cheshire  1 October  (See this fb page for more details)

The Knitting & Stitching Show  Alexandra Palace, London. 5 - 9 October

West Wales Wool Show  Queens Hall & Plas Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth  SA67 7AS  8 October

Dumfries WSD Gathering  St. Theresa's Church Hall, Glasgow St. Dumfries DG2 9DE.  8 October

Woolly Weekend  Kelly House, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0HH  8 - 9 October

We Love Wool Symposium  Artworkers' Guild in London  14 October

Bakewell Wool Gathering   Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Bakewell DE45 1AH   22 - 23 October

Countryside Live   Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ  22 - 23 October

Kendall Wool Gathering  K Village, The Lakes Outlet, Kendal  29 - 30 October

The Big Textile Show  The KUBE, Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL  29 - 30 October


Wovember - On line event for whole of November

StitchFest - Civic Hall, Totnes, Devon  5 - 6 November

Festiwool Hitchin  North Herts College, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 0JD  12 November

Stitch St Ives  The Island Centre, St Ives, Cornwall.  26 - 27 November



Biennial Events

The next Proper Woolly will take place on 27-28th May 2017