Cartoon sheep with Bakewell tart in its mouthWelcome to Bakewell Wool Gathering! We’re a wool festival dedicated to the best of yarn, knitting, and crochet, in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales.

Whether you’re into spinning, felting, weaving, or just good old knitting, there’s something for you. All in a stunning location with some of the friendliest, craftiest people around.

Here you can find all the information you need about the event, including a list of exhibitors, details about Bakewell and the venue, and you can also buy tickets.

Find out more about us

Charity patterns Raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support

We sell patterns to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Every penny is donated. The patterns are provided as a PDF, so you download them and can print them out yourself. You can also track the amount raised or donate directly in the tribute fund.

See the patterns


Bakewell Wool Gathering will be held on Saturday 8th October and Sunday 9th October 2022. We'll open at 10am on both days, and close at 5pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday.
You can view our Exhibitors list, with links to more information about each of them where available.
Tickets are £5.00 for an adult. 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.
You can buy tickets on the day using a 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. You can also enter earlier - prebooked ticketholders can enter from 10am, whereas on the day tickets will only be sold from 11am. We are no longer able to accept cash for tickets on the day.
You can view full details of our Covid-19 precautions here
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Bakewell Agricultural Centre
Agricultural Way
DE45 1AH
Tel: 01629 813 777

Plan your visit

Buxton Wool Gathering

Buxton Wool Gathering is our sister event and is held every year in May. Its hosted in the stunning Octagon Room at Buxton Pavilion Gardens.

You can find out more information about the event on its website.

Discover Buxton Wool Gathering

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