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Celebrating Kendal’s wool heritage

Returning for our sixth year over the weekend of Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October 2018, Kendal Wool Gathering mixes demonstrations, fun activities and displays, all connected to the cloth on which the town’s wealth was built.

The Gathering has cemented itself as one of the big events of the year in the area, and attracts thousands of visitors from all over the country.

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. 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.

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

Our venue once again this year is Kendal Leisure Centre, which is accessible, easy to find, with free parking. Entry is £3 for adults and free for children under the age of 16.

All in all we are a fantastically fun, educational and, above all, family-friendly festival, that's not to be missed!

We are a not-for-profit event, organised and run by volunteers.

Latest News

Exhibitors applications now closed

Wednesday 25th July 2018

We are delighted to report that we have filled all our Exhibitor allocations. To have done so this early is a fantastic achievement and we are delighted with the quality of exhibitors for this year's show. If you'd like to be added to the reserve list of stallholders then please head to the... read more