About Buxton Wool Gathering
Buxton Wool Gathering is a wool festival for yarn lovers and crafters, based at Buxton Pavilion Gardens in the Peak District. We’re a new sister event to Bakewell Wool Gathering and ran for the first time in May 2019. We’ll be returning in May 2020.
Launched in 2013 by Carole Greaves of Skeins, Bakewell Wool Gathering has gone from strength to strength each year since then. We’re delighted to be expanding to this new venue and bringing wool gatherings to you twice a year.
Peak District wool festival
Whether you’re into spinning, felting, weaving, crochet, or just plain old knitting, there’s something for you. All in a stunning location with some of the friendliest, craftiest people around.
In 2019, Buxton Wool Gathering hosted over 50 exhibitors in the Octagon Room stalls selling everything you could want – wool, needles, spinning wheels and all things woolly. This historic room will be full of colour, texture and creativity in May 2020.
Buxton is the ideal location for a woolly event, in the centre of England and easily accessed from across the Midlands, North-West, North Wales and Yorkshire. It also has excellent public transport links, especially from the Manchester area. You can find about more about the venue and Buxton here.
You can apply to be an exhibitor for 2020 here until 30 September 2019. We will announce the exhibitors list for 2019 in October 2018.
If you have missed the deadline for applying then please don’t contact us asking to make an exception, as there are already people waiting for a place. Instead wait until next year, or consider applying for Bakewell Wool Gathering.
You are able to advertise in the visitor brochure whether you are an exhibitor or not, at the following costs:
- Quarter page: £25.00
- Half page: £50.00
- Full page: £100.00
If you wish to do so please get in touch through our contact form.
Tickets can be bought either on the day (cash or card) or online via the tickets page.
Parking is mainly Pay and Display and the machines only take cash. The price for a full day was over £5 in 2017 and the machines don’t take notes only coins so please fetch plenty of change.
Please note that only Guide/Disability assistance dogs are allowed inside the Octogon Room. We also ask that you only take photos with stallholders’ permission, and keep food and drink away from stalls. There is an on site cafe and restaurant where you can eat.
If you are interested in covering Buxton Wool Gathering on your blog or website, magazine or newspaper, please contact us. If you’ve already covered us, let us know so we can add your story to the News & Press page. We can provide banners and images for you to use. We can also provide flyers for you to distribute – if you’d like some, get in touch!
We will have a fleece stall at Buxton Wool Gathering to sell unprocessed fleeces. If you wish to sell any fleece then please read the following:
- All fleeces must be delivered prior to opening at 10am on either day.
- Fleeces must be clean and in a suitable bag.
- Each bag must have a notice attached stating – breed, approx weight, name of farm and contact details.
- There is a fixed charge of £1 per bag which has to be paid on delivering the fleeces.
- All unsold fleeces and monies from sales must be collected before 4.30pm on Sunday – any fleeces not collected will be sold to the highest bidder and all proceeds given to the Rare Breed Trust. You will be asked to sign to this effect.