Returning for our eighth year over the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October 2020, 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 2020

Covid-19 Update

We very much hope that by the end of summer the restrictions on public events will be relaxed allowing us to organise our show at the end of October as usual.

Due to the current circumstances we have made the decision to postpone exhibitor applications until 1st July when we will open out the bookings to both existing exhibitors as well as potential new stall holders.

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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.

Exhibitor applications

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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