We do provide an A5 brochure to visitors which lists the exhibitors and their contact information. You are able to advertise in this brochure whether you are an exhibitor or not, at the following costs:
- Quarter page: £25.00
- Half page: £50.00
- Full page: £100.00
Applications open in June each year and close in September. We advertise here on the website and also announce through Facebook. If you are unsuccessful you will automatically be added to a waiting list, and if another exhibitor has to pull out we will select someone from the waiting list to replace them. We do not usually provide feedback on applications but can if you ask us. We would recommend that you tell us as much information as possible and emphasize what makes you unique! 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. We do not make exceptions. Instead wait until next year, or consider applying for Bakewell Wool Gathering instead.
Buxton Wool Gathering is a two-day festival dedicated to wool, yarn, fibres, and their related crafts. You can read more information here.
You can view our Exhibitors list, with links to more information about each of them where available.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have decided in the interests of safety not to proceed with Buxton Wool Gathering 2021. We hope to return in May 2022.
We have to pay for the hire of the venue, insurance, staffing, and other related costs. We try to keep the price down and feel we are good value for money compared to other wool festivals. Once you have purchased your ticket you can re-enter as much as you like on the day.
No, but you will receive email confirmation of your booking. You can bring this with you, but we will have a list of everyone who has already paid.
You can buy tickets on the day, in cash or using card. We can accept contactless cards. Alternatively, you may want to book online using Paypal. The price is the same, but there will be a priority queue for people who have already paid.
Tickets are £5.00 for an adult for a single day, or £8.00 for the weekend. Children under 16 do not need to pay, but do need to be accompanied by an adult. You'll be provided with a wristband which will allow you to come and go as you need without having to pay again.
Buxton is on the A6, southeast of Stockport and Manchester, and in the northern part of Derbyshire. Buxton has frequent train services to Manchester and Stockport provided by Northern Rail and Virgin. http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/. The railway station is a five to ten minute walk to Pavilion Gardens, which is clearly signposted. For information on bus services, please see High Peak Buses, Traveline, and Derbyshire Buses. You may also find this map helpful.
There is on site Pay-and-Display parking of approximately £5 for the day, although it is free for blue badge holders. Further parking can be found throughout Buxton, also on a Pay-and-Display basis.
The Pavilion Gardens are a beautiful Victorian jewel in the heart of the town, encompassing parkland and a series of venues including Buxton Opera House. Buxton Wool Gathering will be held in the Octagon Room. Originally a concert hall, this Grade II listed building is one of the largest eight-sided rooms in Europe. The venue offers full disabled access to the Octagon Room as well as disabled parking bays, with disabled toilets accessed by Radar key. Food and drink will be available from the café, restaurant, and coffee shop on site. Please note there is no cash machine on site. However, there are cash machines in Buxton town centre for you to use. If you have any questions we suggest you contact the venue directly.
Guide dogs and other support dogs are welcome. Unfortunately, other dogs are not allowed inside, but there is plenty of space to walk them on the surrounding land. Your wristband on entry will allow you to come and go as you need to, if you need to go outside to attend to your dog. We understand this is disappointing but we do need to enforce this policy for the safety of dogs and humans alike.
Food and drink will be available from the café, restaurant, and coffee shop on site. There are plenty of places to eat in Buxton centre, which is only a short walk away.
The venue offers full disabled access to the Octagon Room as well as disabled parking bays, with disabled toilets accessed by Radar key. If you have any questions we suggest you contact the venue directly.