Welcome 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 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 us. Find details about the event, our exhibitors, Bakewell, and the venue. You can also book tickets online.

Find out more about us

We're turning ten!

We’re so excited to have reached this milestone and can’t wait to share it with you! We have a list of ways to celebrate (cake! balloons!) and will be posting about some of these over on our social media.

If there’s anything you’d like to see us do, let us know!

Book your tickets!

Get early entry when you book online

When you book your tickets online you get earlier entry than tickets bought on the door.


The first 50 online tickets will get a free goodie bag celebrating Bakewell Wool Gathering’s tenth birthday!







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Bakewell Agricultural Centre
Agricultural Way
DE45 1AH
Tel: 01629 813 777

Plan your visit


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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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

Buxton Wool Gathering

Buxton Wool Gathering is our sister event and is held every year in March. 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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    We are delighted to announce our new event, Cumbrian Wool Gathering! It will be held in June 2023, at the Junction 36 Rural Auction Centre just off the M6.There's still a year to go, so we've got lots left to arrange, but we wanted to let you all know now. We'll add more information when it's available. The best way to stay informed is to follow us here and to sign up for our mailing list. You can find that on our website (link is in our bio). ... See MoreSee Less

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    Good news! Tickets are now available on our website. There are three kinds of tickets:- Day tickets - these are £5.00 and can be used on either day- Weekend tickets - these are £8.00 and include a free Bakewell Wool Gathering tote bag- Day tickets with a tote bag - these are £7.50If you choose a ticket with a tote bag, you'll collect that when you check in to the event.PLUSIt's our tenth birthday this year! We're celebrating and want to share the love with you for supporting us all these years. This means that we're giving away goodie bags for the first 50 people who buy tickets online. These will be a Bakewell Wool Gathering tote bag stuffed full of woolie goodness.We're working out other ways to celebrate reaching ten years, so keep your eyes peeled here for more details soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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    We're delighted to announce that our exhibitors list for #BakewellWoolGathering2022 is now live! You can view it on our website on the exhibitors page.We can't wait to see you all in October! #woolfestival #yarnfestival ... See MoreSee Less

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