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 sister event to Bakewell Wool Gathering and ran for the first time in May 2019. We’ll be returning for our third in-person show in May 2023.
Launched in 2013 by Carole Greaves of Knitting4Fun, 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.
Buxton Wool Gathering is run by Wool Gatherings Ltd. We’re a company registered in England and our company number is 14112793.
50 exhibitors selling:
- Hand dyed yarns and fibres
- Wheels and spindles
- Needles and hooks
- Kits, patterns, and books
- Gifts and accessories
- Raw fleeces
Whether you’re into spinning, felting, weaving, crochet, or good old knitting, there’s something for you. All in a stunning location with some of the friendliest, craftiest people around.
In 2022, Buxton Wool Gathering hosted 50 exhibitors in the Octagon Room stalls selling everything you could want – yarn, needles, spinning wheels and all things woolly. This historic room will once again be full of colour, texture and creativity in March 2023.
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.
Tickets can be bought online via the tickets page.
Please note that only assistance dogs are allowed inside the Octagon 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.
Buxton Wool Gathering will return on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March 2023. Doors open at 10am for prepaid tickets and 11am for on the day tickets. Doors close at 5pm on Saturday and at 4pm on Sunday.
Exhibitor and marketing information
Our exhibitors information page contains details of how to apply, including key dates.
If you have missed the deadline for applicatoins, have you considered 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.
If you are interested in covering Buxton Wool Gathering on your blog or website, magazine or newspaper, please contact us. We can also provide flyers for you to distribute – if you’d like some, get in touch!
We 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, approximate 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.