Returning for our ninth year over the weekend of Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October 2021, Kendal Wool Gathering mixes a wool market, demonstrations, fun activities and displays, all connected to the cloth on which the town’s wealth was built.

It's a fun, educational and, above all, family-friendly festival, that's not to be missed!

Kendal Wool gathering 2021

Covid-19 Update

Recently the committee met to discuss this year's Wool Gathering. We took many factors into account; and it is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to cancel this year's Kendal Wool Gathering.

We will, like so many other Wool Events, be launching a virtual event this year with the aim of not only keeping the Gathering in people’s minds but helping our exhibitors. We consider our exhibitors a part of our big woolly KWG family and as such we want to support them in this difficult year, therefore we will be inviting stallholders past and present to be a part of a Virtual Kendal Wool Gathering.

We are saddened and disappointed that we have had to cancel KWG but we aim to return in 2021 with a vibrant, exciting and successful event and look forward to seeing you there. On behalf of the Committee; Mandy Dixon (Chair), Christine Knipe (Treasurer), Sara Last and Cliff Dixon, we hope we can continue to keep the Kendal Wool Gathering interesting till we meet next year. Keep Safe!

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Once again, a large number of exhibitors will be bringing a huge variety of goods including yarns, dyes, crafts, art, accessories, tools, felting, crochet, patterns, carpets, looms, spinning wheels and more.

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Applications for this year open on 1st July instead of 1st April. Please follow our social media for the very latest news and information.



Some exhibitors give demonstrations, some let you try your hand, but all are friendly, knowledgable and enthusiastic. There's also walks, talks and 'knit and natter' groups to keep you entertained.

Also, outside there will be livestock, where you can meet a variety of sheep and Llamas, whilst learning about the important Lake District sheep farming industry.

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