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Enjoy these seasonal or year-round fiber tours and yarn crawls.

January

5-8 Online Virtual Knitting Live! by Vogue Knitting
6-7 Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center/Celebration, Orlando, FL 18th Annual Distaff Day
6-8 Online Melissa Leapman’s Professional Development Summit for Designers
7 Online Northwest Spinners & Fiber Arts Association Fabulous (Virtual) Fiber Fiesta
9-12 Viña Lestonnac Retreat Center, Temecula, CA San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild Winter Retreat
12-26 Green Hotel, Mysore, India Knitting & Crochet Holiday with Jane Crowfoot
13-15 Online Stitches Expo at Home
14 Central Maryland Fiber Art Studio Tour
14-31 Hawaii Hawaii Knitting Cruise
15 Marriott Hotel, Waltham Abbey, England, UK 10th Annual Waltham Abbey Wool Show
19-21 Omni Hotel, Fort Worth, TX Make It With Wool National Finals
19-23 Shepherd’s Cross, Claremore, OK Fiber Fest Weekend Day Retreat
20-21 Online Rowan Connect
21-22 Powerhouse Community Arts Center & Pavilion, Oxford, MS 13th Annual Oxford Fiber Arts Festival
22 Russell’s Garden Center, Wayland, MA Wayland Winter Farmers’ Market Fiber Farm Days
** 23 Columbian Theatre, Wamego, KS Winter Woolfest Fiber Festival of Kansas
26-28 Jondaryan Woolshed, Jondaryan, Queensland, Australia Back to the Woolshed
27-Feb. 12 Tampa Bay, FL Bay Area Knitting Guild Yarn Crawl

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February

2-5 Hilton Greenville, Greenville, SC The KnitInn 2023 with Patty Lyons
2-6 Miramonte Resort, Palm Desert, CA Knitting Retreat with Casapinka & Wild Onion’s Susan
2-24 South America & Antarctica Antarctica Knitting Cruise with Lily Chin
3-4 Nome Schoolhouse, Nome, ND Hearts and Flowers Felting Retreat with Jean Hainlen
3-5 Ocean City Convention Center, Ocean City, MD 9th Annual Delmarva Wool and Fiber Expo
4 Faubourg Brewing Co., New Orleans, LA Yarni Gras, presented by Indie Untangled
5 Bradford Industrial Museum, Bradford, England UK St Blaise Wool Festival
5 Boston Public Market, Boston, MA New England Farm & Fiber Festival
9-12 New York Marriott Marquis, NY, NY Knitting LIVE by Vogue Knitting!
10-12 Brown County Inn, Nashville, IN Winter Wooly Retreat
10-12 Glass Pavilion, Casa de Campo Fairgrounds, Madrid, Spain Love Yarn Madrid
11 Central Maryland Fiber Art Studio Tour
11-12, 18-19 Online Stitches at Home
13-20 North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN 13th Annual Fiber Week
13-24 Panama Canal & S. Caribbean Friends & Fiberworks Spring Cruise with Barry Klein
15-19 Inn at Pine Knoll Shores, Bogue Banks, NC Surf, Sand and Stitches
16-19 Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA Red Alder Fiber Arts Retreat
16-19 Radisson Hotel Fossil Creek, Fort Worth, TX Winter Fiber Fun Retreat
17-20 Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown, Nashville, TN Knitopia Nashville with Melissa Leapman, Marin Melchior, Bristol Ivy, and Jenny Noto
18 Lammers Town Hall, Solway, MN 9th Annual Small Scale Sustainable Sheep Farming Event
19 RIT Inn & Conference Center, Henrietta, NY 8th Annual Tina Turner Knits Fiber Arts Festival
19-22 Online WEBS Winter Virtual Knitting Retreat with Lily Chin, Kim McBrien Evans, Edie Eckman, Fiona Ellis, Amy Snell, Shaina Bilow, & Keith Leonard
19-26 Bellingham Irish Castle, Castlebellingham, County Louth, Ireland MaggiKnits Bellingham Irish Castle Retreat
21-25 Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN & Online Fiber for All
23-26 Portland, OR 14th Annual Rose City Yarn Crawl
24-26 Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop & Fibre Emporium, Port Townsend, WA Designing Ganseys with Beth Brown-Reinsel
24-26 Freeport, ME 19th Annual New England Textile Arts Network’s Spa Knit and Spin
24-26 Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, UK & Online 15th Annual Unravel, A Festival of Yarn

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March

2-5 SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, Sacramento, CA Stitches West
2-5 Lakeway Resort and Spa, Lakeway, TX 9th Annual Knitting in the Hills Retreat
3-5 Scandic Lillehammer Hotel, Lillehammer, Norway Knitting Weekend to Lillehammer with Sidsel J. Høivik
4 The Lamplighter Restaurant, Delmont, PA Raggz Fiber Affair
4-5 Sanburn Hall, York, England, UK Yorkshire Yarn Fest
4-11 Central Florida east of Tampa Orange Blossom Yarn Crawl
5 Russell’s Garden Center, Wayland, MA Wayland Winter Farmers’ Market Fiber Farm Days
** 7 Classic Club, Palm Desert, CA Knitting Guild of the Desert’s 17th annual Fashion Show and Luncheon
7-11 Sheepwalk Ranch, Bandera, TX Bandera Fiber & Arts Week: Celebrating Texas Fiber Raising & Ranching Life
9-12 Parc des Expositions, Paris, France Salon Aiguille en Fête [Thread and Needle Enthusiasts}
9-12 Online Virtual Knitting Live! by Vogue Knitting
10-11 NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC 17th Annual Carolina Fiber Fest
10-11 Jay Community Center, Portland, IN Jay County Fiber Arts Festival
10-12 Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Pineville, KY Knit Along Club Retreat
11 Central Maryland Fiber Art Studio Tour
11-12 Buxton Pavilion Gardens & the Peak District, Buxton, Derbyshire, England, UK Buxton Wool Gathering
17-19 Debert Hospitality Centre, Debert, NS, Canada 2nd Annual Sisterhood Fibre Retreat
17-19 Camp Asbury, Silver Lake, NY Tina Turner Knits Retreat
18 Ramada Inn and Conference Center, State College, PA For the Love of Fiber
18 Abernethy Grange, Oregon City, OR Abernathy Spring Fiber Sale
18-19 Fernhill Farm, Somerset, Bristol, England, UK Fibre Quest
18-19 Norfolk Showground Arena, Norfolk, England, UK East Anglia Yarn Festival
** 19-22 Camp Burton, Vashon Island, WA Northwest Regional Spinners Association Camp Burton 27th Annual Spinners’ Retreat
19-29 Italy Italy Knitting Holiday with Beth Brown-Reinsel
** 20 Cotton Factory, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Hamilton Fibre Market
20-23 Lakedale Resort, Friday Harbor, WA Explore 4 Fiber Retreat with Deb Robson: Four-by-Four
23 Johnson County Fairgrounds Bldg. C, Iowa City, IA 10th Annual Shepherd’s Market Iowa
23-26 Business Design Centre, London, England, UK The Stitch Festival: The Ultimate Day Out for Craft Lovers
24-25 Dickson County Fairground, Dickson, TN 14th Annual Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival
24-25 Cloverdale Agriplex, Surrey, BC, Canada 12th Annual Fibres West
24-26 Blue Mountain Retreat Center, Knoxville, MD Weekend Workshop: Closed Celtic Cables
24-26 Inn at East Hill Farm, Troy, NH Knitting and Spinning Retreat
25 Winterset Middle School Gym, Winterset, IA 11th Annual Heartland Fiberpalooza
25 Junior Fair Building, Wood County Fairgrounds, Bowling Green, OH 35th Annual Black Swamp Spinners Guild Market Day & Fiber Fair
25-26 Arena Complex, Summit County Fairgrounds, Tallmadge, OH 19th Annual Buckeye Alpaca Show
25-26 Cape Ann Motor Inn, Gloucester, MA 22nd Annual Cape Ann Knitting Retreat
25-26 Bergerie Nationale farm, Rambouillet, France Fête de la tonte et de la laine [Shearing and Wool Festival]
26 Blackfriars Priory School, Prospect, South Australia Fibre Feast SA: South Australia’s Premier Fibre & Yarn Craft Event
** 27 Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT The Art of Shearing – A Sheep to Shawl Festival
** 28 MA. Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Lincoln, MA Woolapalooza
30-April 2 Mountain View Grand Resort, Whitefield, NH Knit New Hampshire with Sivia Harding
30-April 2 Highland Lodge, Greensboro, VT Vermont Knit & Fiber Retreat
31-April 2 Indian Bear Lodge & Winery, Walhonding, OH 6th Annual Spring StitchEscape [sold out]
31-April 2 Online Stitches Expo at Home
31-April 2 American Royal Hale Arena, Kansas City, MO Midwest Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association Invitational Alpaca Show
31-April 2 Plumbers Hall, Chicago, IL YarnCon: Chicago’s 14th Annual Indie Fiber Fair

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April

1 Union Bluff Hotel, York Beach, ME 10th Annual Fiber Marketplace
1-2 Grammar School, Harrogate Road, Leeds, England, UK 6th Annual Spring into Wool: A Festival of Woolly Crafts
1-2 Neue Messe, Glashalle, Leipzig, Germany Leipzig Wool Festival and Fabric Fair (Leipziger Wolle-Fest & Stoffmesse)
1-2 Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor, MI Spring Fiber Expo
1-2 Oak Harbor High School, Oak Harbor, WA 50th Annual Whidbey Weavers Guild Spin-In with Judith MacKenzie
1-15 Uzbekistan Knitting Traditions of Uzbekistan with Carol Meldrum
2 Station Hotel, Perth, Scotland, UK Scottish Wool Producers Show
5-10 Resort at Amansala, Tulum, Mexico Knit Ventures with Farmers Daughter Fibers, Ritual Dyes & special guest Andrea Mowry
8 Jane Addams Community Center, Cedarville, IL 27th Annual Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair
8 Sierra Vista, AZ Sierra Vista Fiber Festival
** 9 Online European Wool Day: Madrid & Salamón, Spain
** 9 Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, UT Lamb and Wool Festival
** 9 Monroe County Fairgrounds, Waterloo, IL 36th Annual Southern Illinois Sheep & Craft Festival
** 9-10 Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, England, UK National Wool Show
10-May 7 Japan, Russia & Pacific Crossing Japan, Russia & Pacific Crossing Knitting Cruise with Beth Brown-Reinsel
11-15 Hyatt Centric Murano, Venice, Italy mYak Retreat with Dario Tubiana: Intarsia & Embroidery
11-15 Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel Conference Center & Spa, Loveland, CO Interweave Yarn Fest
12 SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY 6th Annual Hudson Valley Textiles Summit & Market
13-15 Putnam County Fairgrounds, Greencastle, IN The Fiber Event at Greencastle: Celebrating 32 Years of Fiber
13-16 Online Virtual Knitting Live! by Vogue Knitting
13-16 Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 16th Annual Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop
13-16 Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska, NC Knit Junaluska
14-16 Nome Schoolhouse, Nome, ND Taste of Fiber Retreat
14-16 Riverside, Meeting & Event Hotel, Zweidlen-Glattfelden!, Switzerland 3rd Annual Swiss Yarn Festival
14-16 Blue Mountain Retreat Center, Knoxville, MD Weekend Workshop: Fun With Entrelac
14-17 Online Rochester Knitting Guild Spring Workshop with Alasdair Post-Quinn
14-21 Bankground Farm, Lake District, England, UK Make-Walk-Explore: The Lake District
15 Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville, NY Fiber Frolic
15 Central Maryland Fiber Art Studio Tour
15-16 Schulstraße 13, 74572 Blaufelden, Germany 4th Annual Hohenloher Woolfest
16-23 Shetland Islands, Scotland Makkin Our Way Through Shetland Tour: Fair Isle Week
17-22 Crown Center Westin, Kansas City, MO PLY Away Spinning Retreat
17-26 Ireland South of Ireland with Aran Islands Knitting Tour
18-26 Goodnestone Park, Kent, England, UK Knitting with Cocoknits
18-28 Denmark Yarn Culture Tour with Åsa Tricosa
20-22 Fuglafjørður (Fuglefjord), Faroe Islands, Denmark Bindifestivalurin 2023 (Strikkefestivalen 2023) (Knitting Festival)
20-23 Good Commons Retreat Center, Plymouth, VT Yoga + Yarn Retreat with Liza Laird & Kate Madden
20-23 Los Angeles County, CA 11th Annual Los Angeles County Yarn Crawl
20-23 Skelton 4-H Center at Smith Mountain Lake, Wirtz, VA Skein Away Fiber Retreat 7
20-23 Good Commons Retreat Center, Plymouth, VT Yoga + Yarn Retreat with Liza Laird and Kate Madden
20-23 Washington State Fairgrounds J Barn, Puyallup, WA Shepherd’s Extravaganza
21-22 Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend, TN 13th Annual Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival
21-23 AmishView Inn & Suites, Bird in Hand, PA Lancaster Knitter’s Retreat with Bristol Ivy, Jen Lucas, & Cal Patch
21-23 Online The Knitting Guild Association Next Level Conference
21-23 Gilmer County Civic Center, Ellijay, GA 4th Annual xGeorgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival
21-23 Maryland countryside Countryside Artisans Spring Gallery Studio Tour
21-30 Wales, UK Woolen Wales with Sisterhood Fibres [sold out]
21-30 North Texas 5th Annual North Texas Yarn Crawl
22 Winneshiek County Fairgrounds, Danan Lansing Building, Decorah, IA Spring Meeting of the Iowa Federation of Handweavers & Spinners
22 Gore Place, Waltham, MA 36th Annual Sheep Shearing Festival
22 Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick, MD Spring Frederick Fiber Fest
22 Genesis Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Spring Fibre Shindig – Calgary’s Funky Fibre Fest
22 Winneshiek County Fairgrounds, Decorah, IA Spring Federation Meeting of the Iowa Federation of Handweavers & Spinners
22-23 Glen Cove Mansion, Glen Cove, NY Gold Coast Knitting Retreat
22-23 Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys, Wales, UK 18th Annual Wonderwool Wales: A Festival of Welsh Wool & Natural Fibers
23 Winneshiek County Fairgrounds, Decorah, IA Spring Federation Meeting of the Iowa Federation of Handweavers & Spinners
** 23 Blue Mule Winery, Fayetteville, TX Texas Yarn Lovers Event
** 23-26 Reykjavik, Iceland Reykjavík Knitting Festival
23-28 Ireland Knitting in the West of Ireland with Julie Dubreux
** 23-28 Harveyville Project, Harveyville, KS Spring Fiber School (Dye, 23-26; Rigid Heddle, 27-28)
23-30 Shetland Islands, Scotland Makkin Our Way Through Shetland Tour: Lace Week
23-May 6 Bermuda & Spain Nautical Knitting Cruise with Casapinka, Lotta & Melissa Leapman
** 24-26 Vancouver, BC, Canada Woolith Fair: A Greater Vancouver Yarn Crawl
26-30 New Jersey New Jersey Wool Walk
27-29 Shepherd’s Cross, Claremore, OK Woolly Weekend
27-30 BC, Canada Knit Social Retreat
** 27-May 5 Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca, Bettona, Umbria, Italy Lace Knitting Tour with André de Castro
27-May 8 Scotland/Shetland A Fiber Tour of Scotland/Shetland
28-29 Legacy Event Center, Farmington UT Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair
28-29 Coliseum at the Seguin Events Complex, Sequin, TX 13th Annual Yellow Rose Fiber Festival
28-May 1 Meadowbrook Inn, Blowing Rock, NC 11th Annual Unwind: A Fiber Arts Getaway
28-May 1 North Light Fibers, Block Island, RI North Light Fibers Retreat: Design Workshop with Deborah Newton
28-May 6 Shetland Islands & Scotland Best of Shetland Islands & Scotland Knitting Tour
29 North Haven Fairgrounds, North Haven, CT 113th Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival
29 Varies 5th Annual Local Yarn Store Day: A Day to Celebrate the Brick and Mortar Yarn Shop
29 Bedford Farmers Market, Bedford, VA Bedford Fiber Festival
29 Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond, OR High Desert Wool Growers 24th Annual Fiber Market Day
29-30 Washington County, NY 30th Annual Washington County Fiber Tour
29-30 Alliant Energy Center, New Holland Pavilion, Madison, WI Wisconsin Alpaca and Fiber Fest | The Great Midwest Alpaca Festival
30 George Dawson Inn, Dawson Creek, BC, Canada 3rd Annual Peace Fibre Fest
** 30 Village of Wyoming, NY 7th Annual Fiber Flurry Fiber Arts Festival
** 30 Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown, NY Chancellor’s Sheep & Wool Showcase
** 30 The Wool Mill, Belgrade, MT 2nd Annual Spring Fiber Fling
** 30 St. Terese’s Camp, Wasilla, AK Northern Lights Valley Knitters Fiber Break-In Camp
30-May 7 Shetland Islands, Scotland Makkin Our Way Through Shetland Tour: Fair Isle Week

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May

** 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 New Mexico New Mexico Fiber Crawl
1-9 Scotland Spring Scotland Knitting Tour with Carla Scott
3-8 Shetland Islands Spirit of Shetland Knitting Holiday with Hazel Tindall & Kathleen Anderson
3-10 Buffalo, Wyoming Knitting in Buffalo, Wyoming
4-7 Washington PNW (Pacific Northwest) Yarn Crawl: A Yarn to Remember
4-7 Williamsville, NY Knit Buffalo/Niagara Falls with Faina Goberstein
5 The Arc at Market Street, Frederick, MD Yarncentrick
6-7 Birchwood Community Center, Birchwood, TN Birchwood Fiber Festival
6-7 Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD 50th Annual Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival: Together Again, in Person
6-7, 12-13 Online Stitches at Home
6-13 The Barn, Bercloux, France Knitting & Crochet Workshop with Carol Meldrum
7 Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Torrance, CA Southern California Handweaver’s Guild Annual Weaving & Fiber Festival: Fiber Fun for Creative People
7-14 Shetland Islands, Scotland Makkin Our Way Through Shetland Tour: Contemporary Crafts [sold out]
7-21 Alaska Great Alaskan Explorer Knitting Cruise with Margaret Holzmann
8-14 Various venues, London, England, UK London Craft Week
8-16 Poland Knit and Crochet in Krakow and the Tatra Mountains with Anna Nikipirowicz
** 9-10 Crossroads Market, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Calgary Spring Fibre Festival
9-13 North Carolina Western North Carolina Yarn Crawl
10-16 Iceland Spring Knitting Retreat in Icelandic Nature
11-14 North Light Fibers, Block Island, RI North Light Fibers Retreat: Design Workshop with Deborah Newton on Color, Shaping & New
11-23 Ireland Maggie’s Emerald Isle [sold out]
12-14 Washington County Fair, Stillwater, MN 24th Annual Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival
** 13-14 Salomon Farm Park, Fort Wayne, IN Salomon Farm Fiber Arts Celebration!
13-14 Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield, NH 45th Annual New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival
13-14 Bishton Hall, Staffordshire, England, UK Wool @J13
13-14, 20-21 New Jersey 2nd Annual NJ Fibershed’s Barn Crawl
** 13-21 Richmond to Virginia Beach, VA James River Yarn Crawl
13-23 South West England, UK A Knitter’s Tour of British Breeds
** 14 Lopez Center for Community & the Arts, Lopez Village, Lopez Island, San Juan Islands, WA Lopez Lamb, Wool & Goat Festival
** 14-15 Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville, PA 9th Annual Central Pennsylvania Fiber Festival
14-16 North Light Fibers, Block Island, RI North Light Fibers Retreat: Ziggurat Immersion with Åsa Soderman
14-18 Wales Welsh Knitting Retreat
14-22 Scotland Scotland Knitting Trail with Highlands Knitting Tour
** 15 Braintree Town Hall, Warner Textile Archive, Braintree District Museum, Braintree, England, UK Braintree Textile Fair
15-24 England Squidney Knits in England: A Vintage Knitting Experience with Sydney Crabaugh
16-19 North Light Fibers, Block Island, RI North Light Fibers Retreat: Ziggurat Masterclass with Åsa Soderman
17-21 Puget Sound, WA 16th Annual Puget Sound Local Yarn Shop Tour
18-21 Easton Mountain Retreat Center, Greenwich, NY Men’s Spring Fiber Retreat – Upstate NY
18-21 Online Virtual Knitting Live! by Vogue Knitting
18-21 Dutton Farmhouse, Dummerston, VT Knitting Traditions Retreat with Beth Brown-Reinsel: Afghan Mittens
19-20 Big Timber Civic Center, Big Timber, MT Crazy Mountain Fiber Festival
19-21 Camp Myrtlewood, Myrtle Point, OR Annual Fiber in the Forest
19-21 Dungog Inn, Dungog, NSW, Australia The Knitter’s Picnic
19-21 Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Knit City Montreal
19-21 Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 2nd Annual Twisted River Fiber Retreat with Anne Hanson
20 Morrell Volunteer Fire Company – Station and Event Center, Dunbar, PA 1st Annual Fayette County Fiber Festival
20 Central Maryland Fiber Art Studio Tour
20-23 Macktown Living History, Rockton, IL It’s All About Fiber
20-29 Ireland Aran Islands, Donegal & Causeway Coast Knitting Tour
20-21 Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point, IN Illiana Yarn Festival
20-21 Marriott Hotel, Amherst, NY Knitting Guild of Great Buffalo Seminar Weekend with Michele Lee Bernstein
20-21 Masterson Station Park, Lexington, KY 14th Annual Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival
** 21 Building 5 The Depot, Northamptonshire, England, UK RiverKnits Open Day
** 21 Green County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg, PA 18th Annual Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Festival
** 21-22 Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead, Long Island, NY 11th Annual Long Island Fleece & Fiber Fair
22-24 Comfort Hotel Trondheim, TrondheimNorway Knitting Trip to Selbu with Anne Bårdsgård & Tove Fevang
25-29 Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA Sacramento County Fair Wool Show
25-June 4 Greece Greece: A Knitting Odyssey with Sisu Designs
26-28 Sorrento Centre, Sorrento, BC, Canada 25th Annual Okanagan Knitting Retreat
26-June 3 Shetland Islands & Scotland Best of Shetland Islands & Scotland Knitting Tour
27 Kumeu Showgrounds, Kumeu, Auckland, New Zealand Woolfest Auckland
27-28 Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster, OH 27th Annual Great Lakes Fiber Show
27-28 Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington, MA 47th Annual Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair
** 28-29 Herfordshire County Show, The Showground, Dunstable Road, Redbourn, Herts, England, UK Festiwool to Pop-up @ the Herts County Show
** 28-June 5 Virginia Virginia Blue Ridge Yarn Crawl
** 29-30 Priory School, Hitchin, Herts, England, UK Hitchin Festiwool: The Yarn and Wool Fair
** 29-June 7 Ireland Grandma’s Spinning Wheel Goes to Ireland
30-June 6 Iceland Hiking and Knitting with the Puffins

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June

2-3 Higgins Fairgrounds, Sparta, NC 5th Annual Blue Ridge Fiber Fest
2-3 Johnson County 4-H Fairgrounds, Franklin, IN Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival
2-4 Ontario, Canada 59th Annual Ontario Handspinning Seminar
3 Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Leeds, England, UK 9th Annual Leeds Wool Festival
3-4 Vilar Seminary, Porto, Portugal 4th Annual Knit with Friends Knitting Festival
3-4 Boyne Mountain Complex, Civic Center, Boyne Falls, MI Tip of the Mitt Fiber Fair
3-4 Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA 11th Annual Fiber Fusion Northwest
3-4 Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum, Flagstoff, AZ 30th Annual Flag Wool and Fiber Festival
3-4 Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, ME 21th Annual Maine Fiber Frolic
3-4 El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe, NM 18th Annual Santa Fe Spring & Fiber Festival
4-6 North Light Fibers, Block Island, RI North Light Fibers Retreat: Complete Yoke Sweater Workshop with Kristin Drysdale
5-12 Faroe Islands Knitting in the Faroe Islands with Katrina I Geil
6-8 North Light Fibers, Block Island, RI North Light Fibers Retreat: Complete Yoke Sweater Workshop with Kristin Drysdale
7-10 St. Andrews-Sewanee School, Sewanee, TN 5th Annual Shakerag Knitting Getaway with Ann Shayne & Kay Gardiner of Modern Day Knitting
7-11 Big Lynn Lodge, Little Switzerland, NC Knit 1 Summer Knitting Retreat
7-11 Rockywold-Deephaven Camps, Holderness, NH Sacred Makers Soul Retreat
8-10 RV Hall of Fame Conference Center, Elkhart, IN Elkhart County Quilt & Fiber Expo
9-11 Online Stitches Expo at Home
9-11 Blönduós School & Sports Center, Blönduós, Iceland Prjónagleðin: 7th Annual Iceland Knit Fest
9-17 Shetland Islands & Scotland Best of Shetland Islands & Scotland Knitting Tour
10 Burgess Hall, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, England, UK Cambridge Yarn Festival
10 Fenelon Falls Community Centre, Fenelon Falls, Ontario, Canada Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival
10 Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey, England, UK 11th Annual Thread: A Festival of Textiles
10 Canal Market District, Newark, OH Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair
10-11 Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park, CO 31th Annual Estes Park Wool Market
10-11 Butternut Hill Campground, Bouckville, NY 12th Annual Central New York Fiber Arts Festival
10-11 Dilham, Norfolk, England, UK 6th Annual Woolly Weekend | Worstead Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
** 10-12 Darlington Market Square, Darlington, England, UK Darlington Wool Festival
** 10-12 Hyatt Regency by the Mall of America, Bloomington, MN Cloud 9 Knitting Retreat with Olga Buraya-Kefelian & Ann Weaver
** 10-12 Bårdshaug Guest House and Farm, Orkanger, Norway 5th Annual Central Norwegian Culture and Knitting Festival
10-17 Château de Parançay, Bernay-Saint-Martin, France Knit Pause Spring Retreat
10-18 Ireland Knit in the Pit in Ireland
** 11 Varies World Wide Knit in Public Day
** 11-12 Auglaize Village, Defiance, OH Antique Farm & Fiber Show
11-13 North Light Fibers, Block Island, RI North Light Fibers Retreat: Shawl Design Immersion with Bristol Ivy
** 11-13 Seven Sister’s Studio, Bisbee, AZ 3rd Annual Bisbee Fiber Arts Retreat
** 11-14 North Shore, Boston, MA Knit North Yarn Crawl
11-19 Republic of Ireland Yarn Lovers Knitting Tour
11-July 2 Polar Ice Caps Polar Ice Caps Knitting Cruise with Beth Brown-Reinsel
12-15 Ranches at Belt Creek, MT Big Sky Country Retreat with Farmer’s Daughter Fibers
14-18 Schooner J&E Riggin, Coast of Maine Maine Knitting Cruise with Mim Bird
15-17 Shepherd’s Cross, Claremore, OK Fiber Fest Weekend Day Retreat
15-18 Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, Searsport, ME KnitWit at the Shores: A Knitting Retreat in Maine
16-18 John Arbon Textiles, South Molton, England, UK John Arbon Textiles Mill Open Weekend
** 16-19 Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland Woollinn: Ireland’s Festival of Yarn
16-22 Olds College, Olds, Alberta, Canada Fibre Week
17 Central Maryland Fiber Art Studio Tour
** 17-18 [in-person on the 17th] Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, AZ 26th Annual Sheep Is Life Celebration
17-24 Shetland Shetland With Knitting Crafts and History with Tove Fevang
17-24 Iceland Knitting and Riding an Icelandic Horse
** 18-19 FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, England, UK The Wool Monty
** 18-Aug. 20 Hudson Valley, NY 5th Annual Hudson Valley Yarn Trail
20-27 Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada Felted Garment Workshop with Laurie Steffler
21 Doubletree Hotel, Rochester, MN Zombie Knitapocalypse: An Urban Knitting Retreat
21-23 Donald E. Stephens Convention & Conference Center, Rosemont, IL h+h Americas: For Handmade Business, Uniting the Soft Crafts Industries in North America
21-26 Shetland Islands Spirit of Shetland Knitting Holiday with Hazel Tindall & Kathleen Anderson
** 21-26 Carroll College, Helena, MT Montana Association of Weavers & Spinners Visions in Fiber Conference
22-25 Middleburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa Karoo Winter Wool Festival
22-26 Maine Maine Sailing & Knitting Retreat
23-25 Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, OR 46th Annual Black Sheep Gathering
23-25 The Berry Center, Cypress, TX Houston Fiber Fest
23-26 Red Centre, Alice Springs, Australia 26th Annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival
23-26 Bedford, PA Knitting Retreat
25-30 Ireland Knit and Crochet in the West of Ireland with Carol Meldrum
27-July 3 Billströmska Folk High School, Tjörn, Sweden Nordic Knitting Symposium (Nordisk Strikkesymposium)
27-July 4 Iceland Hiking and Knitting Under the Midnight Sun
28-July 3 Shetland Islands Spirit of Shetland Knitting Holiday with Hazel Tindall & Kathleen Anderson

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July

1 Whirinaki Whare Taonga, Upper Hutt, Wellington, NZ Capital Fibre Fest
1-2 Elbeuf en Bray, Normandy, France 3rd Annual Thread of Sleeve Festival {Festival Le fil de la manche}
4-10 Finland Knit & Crochet in Finland with Anna Nikipirowicz
6-9 Toivola Old Courtyard, Jyväskylä, Finland Jyväskylä Knit Fest
6-10 Holiday Inn Conference Center, Marshfield, WI Knitting Camp – Retreat 1 & 2
6-13 Four Views Hotel Baia, Funchal, Madeira Madeira Crochet Retreat with Lucy of Attic24
8-9 Cowan Civic Center, Lebanon, MO 14th Annual Fiber U
8-9, 15-16 Online Stitches at Home
** 8-17 Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada 32nd Annual Great Northern Arts Festival: Returning To Our Roots Artist Gathering
** 9-10 Birmingham, England, UK Yarningham: Birmingham’s Yarn Festival
9-12 Blue Mountain Retreat Center, Knoxville, MD Summer Workshop: Double Knitting
9-17 Scotland Scotland Knitting Trail with Highlands Knitting Tour
9-15 University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy’s Vilma Building, Viljandi, Estonia Estonian Craft Camp: Traditional Craft Workshops
10-19 Ireland South of Ireland with Aran Islands Knitting Tour
11-19 Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Baltic Cities Knitting Tour with Carol Meldrum
** 10-Aug. 21 Online Summer Fiberside Yarn Crawl
** 12-19 Hotel Narsarsuaq, Narsarsuaq, Greenland North Atlantic Native Sheep & Wool Conference
12-26 Norway Midnight Sun Knitting Knitting Cruise with Martina Behm
13-17 Lindisfarne Community Centre, Invercargill, New Zealand NZ Machine Knitters’ Society Festival
13-17 Holiday Inn Conference Center, Marshfield, WI Knitting Camp – Retreat 2.75
13-18 Whitehead Light Station, Whitehead Island, ME Knitting Retreat with Mim Bird
13-21 Australia Victorian Sheep & Yarn Tour with Gaille Smith
14-16 Camp Asbury, Silver Lake, NY Tina Turner Knits Retreat
14=16 Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia 143rd Annual Australian Sheep & Wool Show
14-16 4-star Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club. Daventry, England, UK Beginners Crochet Weekend with Emma Leith
** 14-17 Greensboro, Winston Salem, NC Central Carolina Yarn Crawl
15-16 Copper K Barn, 8 miles south of Whitehall, MT 7th Annual Copper K Fiber Festival
** 15-23 Arkansas 6th Annual Arkansas Yarn Crawl
** 16 Woodstock Community Church, Woodstock, GA North Georgia Knitting Guild Beat the Heat Retreat
17-24 Faroe Islands Knitting in the Faroe Islands with Katrina I Geil
17-24 Hope Scott Wing at Abbotsford, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland Dyeing to Stitch in the Scottish Borders
19-21 Colorado Rockies Summer Hiking & Knitting Retreat with Patty Lyons
19-23 Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville, TN Super Summer Knittogether
** 20-23 New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District, New Orleans, LA Crochet Guild of American Chain Link Conference
20-24 Holiday Inn Conference Center, Marshfield, WI Knitting Camp – Retreat 3
20-30 Warwick, Queensland, Australia Jumpers & Jazz in July: Yarnbombing & Jazz Winter Festival
21-23 Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club, Daventry, England, UK Stitch Yourself Happy – Crochet & Yoga with Jane Crowfoot
21-23 Finnigan’s Run, Fredericksburg, VA 2nd Annual Finnigan’s Run Knitting Retreat
21-30 Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA 73rd Annual Virginia Highlands Festival
22-23 Ridgway, CO 9th Annual Sneffels Fiber Arts Festival
** 22-24 Sonoma County, CA Wine Country Yarn Hop
** 23 Lopez Island Historical Museum, Lopez Island, WA 2nd Annual Kids’ Fiber and Wool Fest
23-28 Ireland Knit and Crochet in the West of Ireland with Anna Nikipirowicz
** 24 Maine Maine Open Farm Day (19 farms offer fibers/yarn)
24-30 Medomak Retreat Center, Washington, ME Medomak Fiber Arts Retreat
28-29 Creek County Fairgrounds, Kellyville, OK 17th Annual Fiber Christmas in July
28-30 Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club, Daventry, England, UK Tapestry Crochet Weekend with Carol Meldrum
28-31 Sequim, WA Salish Sea & Sky Fiber Arts Retreat
** 28-31 Southeastern Wisconsin Wandering Ewe: Southeastern Wisconsin Yarn Crawl
** 28-Aug. 6 Michigan Middle of the Mitten Yarn Crawl
** 29-Aug. 6 Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan Carnation Yarn Trail
** 29-Aug. 7 Denver, CO 4th Annual Denver Boutique Week
** 29-Aug. 9 Greater Pittsburgh region, PA 9th Annual Steel Valley Yarn Crawl
29-30 Redborne School, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England, UK Summer Wool Festival
** 30-Aug. 7 Chicago, IL 13th Annual Chicago Yarn Crawl
** 30-Aug.13 Northern Colorado & Southern Wyoming Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl
31-Aug. 2 San Juan Islands, Washington Nautical Knitting with Northwest Yarns & Michele Lee Berstein

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August

1-6 McHenry County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, IL 75th Annual McHenry County Fair, featuring the Northern Illinois Sheep and Fiber Festival
1-7 Finland Knit & Crochet in Finland with Anna Nikipirowicz
** 1-12 North Ronaldsay, Scotland, UK North Ronaldsay 6th Annual SheepFest
2-5 Ranches at Belt Creek, MT Big Sky Country Retreat with Farmer’s Daughter Fibers
3-6 Minneapolis, MN Stitches Boutique
** 3-6 Amherst, Northumberland Shore, Nova Scotia, Canada 14th Annual Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival
** 4 Trout Lake Grange, Trout Lake, WA Trout Lake Fiber Arts Festival
** 4-7 Chapel Rock Camp & Conference Center, Prescott, AZ 7th Annual Grandma’s Sheep Thrills Retreat
5-6 Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park, Seattle, WA Flock Fiber Festival
5-6 Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Eureka, MT Fiberfest Eureka
5-6 Hartl Building, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo, ND Fiber Arts Festival
** 5-6 Bartlett Yarns, Harmony, ME Annual Bartlett Yarns Open House
7-10 Wellspring Spa and Woodland Retreat, Ashford, WA Indie Untangled Mount Rainer First Retreat with Lindsay Fowler
7-14 Faroe Islands Knitting in the Faroe Islands with Katrina I Geil
** 8-20 New Haven, CT to Putney, VT 12th Annual I-91 Shop Hop
9-23 British Isles British Isles Knitting Cruise
10-12 Shepherd’s Cross, Claremore, OK Fiber Fest Weekend Day Retreat
11-12 Oasis Shriner Auditorium, Charlotte, NC 3rd Annual Southern Comforts Fiber Market
11-13 St-Andre-Avellin, Quebec, Canada 11th Annual Twist Fibre Festival
12 Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge, England, UK Cambridge Yarn Festival: Great Big Crochet/Knit Meet Up
12-13 Rheinterrasse, Dusseldorf, Germany Wollfestival [Wool Festival]
** 13-20 Indiana/Illinois border P.U.R.L. (Peace-Unity-Respect-Love) Indiana Yarn Crawl
** 13-21 Colorado Front Range 8th Annual Yarn Along the Rockies (Yarn Crawl)
16-20 Allegan County Fairgounds, Allegan, MI Michigan Fiber Festival
17-20 Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska, NC Knit Junaluska Summer
17-20 Camp Ida-Haven, McCall, ID 2nd Annual Fiber.Love.Retreat.
18-19 Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, San Angelo, TX 50th Annual Texas Sheep and Goat Field Day & Expo
18-20 Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club, Daventry, England, UK Stitch Yourself Happy – Knitting & Yoga with Carol Meldrum
20-23 Blue Mountain Retreat Center, Knoxville, MD Summer Workshop: All About Short Rows
20-26 Iceland Hiking and Knitting Between Fire and Ice
20-27 Shetland Islands, Scotland Makkin Our Way Through Shetland Tour: Contemporary Crafts
** 21 Fairfield Community Center, Porter Park, Victoria, BC, Canada 11th Annual Fibrations!
24-26 Doubletree Hotel, Green Tree, PA Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival
24-27 East Pier & Crown Hotel, Ahuriri, Napier, NZ Knit August Nights Retreat
** 25-27 Textile Center Annex (Unit #230) at the Art & Architecture building, Minneapolis, MN Textile Center Garage Sale Occasional Shop
** 25-27 Vicksburg Convention Center, Vicksburg, MS 4th Annual Fiber Fun in the ‘Sip
25-28 Kettle Pond State Park, Groton, VT Vermont Knit & Fiber Summer Retreat
** 26-Sept. 4 Greater Southeast Texas 4th Annual Texas Yarn Trail: A Texas Yarn Crawl
26-Sept. 4 Ireland Aran Islands, Donegal & Causeway Coast Knitting Tour
** 27 Barrie Curling Club, Barrie, Ontario, Canada 4th Annual Fibre Spirit
27-Sept. 3 Shetland Islands, Scotland Makkin Our Way Through Shetland Tour: Fair Isle Week [sold out]
30-Sept. 4 Shetland Islands Spirit of Shetland Knitting Holiday with Hazel Tindall & Kathleen Anderson
30-Sept. 6 Shetland, Scotland, UK Knitting in Shetland
31-Sept. 4 Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA Monterey County Fair Wool Show
31-Sept. 14 Peru Knitting Traditions and Cultures of Peru

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September

1-3 Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, UK Stitch Yourself Happy – Crochet & Pilates with Rosalind Hoyes and Emma Leith
** 1-6 Whitehead Light Station, Whitehead Island, ME Island Knitting Retreat
1-9 Shetland Islands & Scotland Best of Shetland Islands & Scotland Knitting Tour
2 Lower Sherwood Farm, Charlottesville, VA Flock-n-Spiel Fiber Fest
2-3 Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire, England, UK Southern Wool Show: A Festival of Woolly Crafts
2-3 Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, NM 10th Annual Heart of New Mexico Fiber and Art Gathering
2-9 Norway Norway Knitting Retreat with Anna Nikipirowicz
2-9 Alaska Scenic Knitting Cruise of Alaska with host Carla Scott
** 3-4 Green Mountain Spinnery, Putney, VT Green Mountain Spinnery’s 2nd Annual Fiber Pop-Up
3-9 Schooner J&E Riggin, Coast of Maine Maine Knitting Cruise with Margaret Radcliffe
3-9 Iceland Knitting in Iceland with Hélène Magnússon
3-10 Shetland Islands, Scotland Makkin Our Way Through Shetland Tour: Lace Week
** 4 Reed Point, MT 33rd Annual Great Montana Sheep Drive
4-22 France La Belle France with Shirl the Purl
6-11 Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV Jimmy Beans Wool Biggest Little Getaway
6-13 Shetland, Scotland, UK Knitting in Shetland
7-10 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME Knit Maine with Casey Ryder, Amy Snell, Jimenez Joseph & Xandy Peters
** 7-11 Almonte Community Centre and Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte, Ontario, Canada 27th Annual Altmonte Fibrefest: A Festival of the Fibre Arts
7-19 Scotland Wool & Whisky Tour
7-25 Scotland Scotland Yarn Tour with Gaille Smith
** 8-9 North Atlantic House, Copenhagen, Denmark Knitting Festival
8-9 Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 10th Annual Manitoba Fibre Festival
8-10 Online Stitches Expo at Home
8-10 Camp Sunrise, near Gibsons, BC, Canada Sunshine Coast Fibre Camp
8-10 The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire, England, UK 43rd Annual Knitting & Crochet Guild Convention
** 8-11 San Diego, CA San Diego Yarn Crawl
8-17 Iceland Wool & Wonders of Iceland
** 8-11, 15-18 Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, Searsport, ME Fiber College
9 Kiwanis & Kinsmen Arenas, Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 31st Annual Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair
** 9-10 Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey, England, UK Unravel Autumn
9-10 Harford Fairground, Harford, PA 20th Annual Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival
9-10 Hunterdon County 4H Fairgrounds, Ringoes, NJ 28th Annual New Jersey Sheep & Fiber Festival
9-10 Dewars Centre, Perth, Scotland, UK & Online Perth Festival of Yarn
** 9-11 Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson, WI Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival
** 10 Hubbard County Fairgrounds, Park Rapids, MN 8th Annual Farm to Fiber Festival
** 10 Machias, ME 4th Annual Machias Fiber Festival
** 10-11 Riverside Park, Salida, CO 9th Annual Salida Fiber Festival
** 10-11 Arcata Community Center, Arcata, CA 30th Annual Natural Fiber Fair
10-17 Shetland Islands, Scotland Makkin Our Way Through Shetland Tour: Fair Isle Week Week [sold out]
** 10-18 Fylingthorpe Methodist Chapel, Robin Hoods Bay, N. Yorkshire, England, UK 13th Annual Propagansey: The Fascinating World of the Knitted Gansey
** 11 Connaught Youth Centre, Prince George, BC, Canada 5th Annual Great Northwest Fibre Fest
12-19 Four Views Hotel Baia, Funchal, Madeira Madeira Crochet Retreat with Lucy of Attic24
13-16 North Shore Recreation Centre, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada 5th Annual WoolstockEAST: Fibre Village and Marketplace
13-19 Orkney, Scotland, UK Knitting in Orkney
13-24 Canadian Maritimes Knitting in the Canadian Maritimes
14-17 Kansas City, MO Kansas City Yarn Crawl
14-17 Vernonia Springs, Vernonia, OR Starlight Knitting Society’s 6th Annual Camp Starlight
14-17 Irving Convention Center, Irving, TX 18th Annual DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) Fiber Fest
14-21 Iceland Authentic Iceland Hiking and Knitting
15-17 BAZA Tent, Nordby, Denmark Nordby Wooldays Fanø
15-17 Codington County Extension Complex, Watertown, SD 31st Annual North Country Fiber Fair
** 15-18 Nevada and California 4th Annual Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl
16 Lacombe Memorial Centre, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada 6th Annual Prairie Fibre Festival
16 Shabbona Park, Earlville, IL Fiber in the Park
16-17 Young’s Jersey Dairy, Yellow Springs, OH 27th Annual Wool Gathering
** 16-18 Fredrikstad Old Town, Fredrikstad, Norway Strikkefestvalen/Knitting Festival in Fredrikstad
16-20 Maine Sail and Knit with Casapinka
** 17-18 Hemlock Fairgrounds, Hemlock, NY 28th Annual Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival
** 17-18 Llandovery, Camarthenshire, Wales, UK 12th Annual Llandovery Sheep Festival
** 18-19 River Bend Hotel & Casino, Wyandotte, OK 10th Annual Fiber Daze
** 18-21 Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch, Red Feather Lakes, CO 8th Annual Wild West Knitting Retreat
18-27 Ireland South of Ireland with Aran Islands Knitting Tour
** 20-22 Rockland, ME 7th Annual Maine Spinners’ Registry Fiber Retreat
20-22 Colorado Rockies Autumn Ranch Retreat with Patty Lyons
20-28 Yorkshire, England, UK Knitting in Yorkshire
21-24 Easton Mountain Retreat Center, Greenwich, NY NorthEast Men’s Fall Fiber Retreat – Upstate NY
22-24 Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club, Daventry, England, UK Tunisian Crochet Weekend with Anna Nikipirowicz
22-24 Clark County Ruritan Fairgrounds, Berryville, VA 17th Annual Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival
22-24 Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth, MN 36th Annual MN Knitters’ Guild Yarnover
22-24 PNE Forum, East Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Knit City Vancouver
22-24 Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity, ME Common Ground Fiber Marketplace & Fleece Tent
** 22-25 Alta Lodge, Alta, UT 20th Annual Rocky Mountain Knitter’s Retreat
23-24 Skipton Auction Mart, Skipton, England, UK 11th Annual Yarndale
** 23-25 Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville, CA 22nd Annual California Wool and Fiber Festival
** 23-25 St. Francis Retreat Center, San Juan Bautista, CA Knitting Guild of Santa Cruz Fall Retreat
23-30 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Area Yarn Crawl
23-Oct. 1 Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK 14th Annual Shetland Wool Week
23-24 Varies 17th Annual National Alpaca Farm Days
23-24 Aplex Events Complex, Alpena, MI Northern Michigan Fiber Festival, Where Yarn and Friends Find Inspiration
23-24 Espace Tête d’Or-Congress Centre, Lyon, France 4th Annual Knit Eat & Co. Festival
23-24 Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, NY Adirondack Wool and Arts Festival
** 24 Draper Merc Farms, Draper, VA 2nd Annual G.O.A.T. Sheep & Goat Festival
** 24 Joe Stephenson Park, Bayfield, CO 21th Annual Bayfield Heritage Days and Sheep Trailing
** 24-25 The Elks Lodge, Billings, MT 4th Annual Prairie Handspinners Fiber Fest
** 24-25 Nome Schoolhouse, Nome, ND Nomecoming Fiber Arts Festival
** 24-27 Cross Roads Retreat Center, Caldwell, TX Stitches, S’mores and More – A Texas Knit Retreat
24-30 Ireland Southwest Ireland Luxury Knitting Retreat
** 25 Southwark Bridge, City of London, England, UK 10th Anniversary Sheep Drive and Wool & Livery Fair
** 25 Freeville Farmers Market, Freeville, NY Freeville Fiber Fest
25-Oct. 4 New York City, NY to Quebec, Canada Stitch Cruise
** 27-Oct. 2 Abiquiu and Taos, NM Fiber Trails of the Upper Rio Grande
28-Oct. 1 Catawba River Inn, Linville Falls, NC Knitescape
29-30 Central Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA 38th Annual Knitter’s Day Out
** 29-Oct. 2 UMass Hotel, Amherst, MA 6th Annual WEBS Fall Knitting Retreat
** 29-Oct. 2 Boston, MA Greater Boston Yarn Crawl
29-Oct. 9 New Hampshire Fabulous Fiber & Foliage in New Hampshire
30-Oct. 1 Vern Burton Community Center, Port Angeles, WA Pacific Northwest Fiber Exposition: A Gathering of Fiber Arts
30-Oct. 1 Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Turnbridge, VT 35th Annual Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival
30-Oct. 1 Masham, Yorkshire Dales, England, UK 36th Annual Masham Sheep Fair
30-Oct. 8 Iceland Autumn Knitting Retreat in Icelandic Nature

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October

** 1 East Aurora Rink, East Aurora, NY 17th Annual Western New York Fiber Arts Festival
** 1-2 James Madison’s Montpelier, Montpelier Station, VA 34th Annual Fall Fiber Festival & Montpelier Sheepdog Trials
** 1-2 Vienna, Austria 5th Annual Vienna Woll-und Stofffest [Vienna Wool & Fabric Festival]
** 1-2 Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista, CA 8th Annual American Craft Weekend
** 1-3 Textile Industry Museum and Mill, Salhus, Bergen, Norway 5th Annual Bergen Knitting Festival
1-8 Fryeburg, ME Fiber Center at the Fryeburg Fair
** 1-8 Online 4th Annual Spin Together
** 2 Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia 26th Annual Boorowa Irish Woolfest: The Running of the Sheep
** 3 Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods, Bethel, NY Catskills Fiber Festival
4-8 Wales Welsh Knitting Retreat
4-8 Sun Valley, Ketchum & Hailey, ID 27th Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival
5-8 Charlottetown, Prince Edward island, Canada Prince Edward Island Fibre Festival
5-8 Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, England, UK The 31st Annual Knitting & Stitching Show
7 Liskeard Public Hall, Liskeard, Cornwall, England, UK 3 Bags Full 8th Annual Wool Market
7 Old Stone House & Washington Park, Brooklyn, NY 11th Annual Kings County Fiber Festival
7-8 Dixon May Fairgrounds, Dixon, CA 37th Annual Lambtown Festival
7-8 Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, Santa Fe, NM 40th Annual Mountain and Valley Wool Festival
7-8, 14-15 Online Stitches at Home
** 7-9 Dunwoody Parks North Shallowford Annex, Dunwoody, GA Atlanta Knitting Guild Superstar Weekend
** 7-9 Near Kincaid Lake State Park, Falmouth, KY Kentucky Wool Festival
** 7-9 Madison, WI 6th Annual Madtown Yarn Shop Hop
** 7-12 Harveyville Project, Harveyville, KS Fall Fiber School (Yarn + Felt + Dye)
** 7-16 Hill Country, TX 16th Annual Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas: Hill Country Yarn Crawl
7-16 Ireland Aran Islands, Donegal & Causeway Coast Knitting Tour
** 8 Nova Scotia I Love Yarn Day (Crawl) in Northern Nova Scotia
** 8 Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture, Bozeman, MT Montana Fibershed’s Farm-to-Fashion
** 8 Community Christian Church, Camdenton, MO 17th Annual Lake Area Fiber Arts Festival
** 8 Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, IA Fall Federation Meeting of the Iowa Federation of Handweavers & Spinners with Martina Celerin
** 8-9 Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor, MI Fall Fiber Expo
** 8-9 Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK Bakewell Wool Gathering
** 8-9 Clark County Event Center, Ridegefield, WA 22nd Annual Alpacapalooza
** 8-9 Back roads of NH 39th Annual New Hampshire Wool Arts Tour
** 8-9 Leelanau Community Cultural Center at the Old Art Building, Leland, MI 21th Annual Leland Fiber Festival: Focus on Fiber
** 8-11 New York, NY New York City Yarn Crawl
21-28 Château de Parançay, Bernay-Saint-Martin, France Knit Pause Fall Retreat
** 9 Maine Real Maine Fiber Tour and Trail
** 9 Nova Place, Pittsburgh, PA Indie Knit & Spin: A Pittsburgh Indie Fiber Arts Marketplace
** 9-20 Australia Australia Knitting Tour: Wool, Wine & Wildlife
10-17 Ireland Knitting in County Kerry with Julie Debreux
13-14 Kromhousthal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Dutch Knitting Day [Nederlandse Breidagen]
13-17 Sugarloaf Mountain, MD Countryside Artisans Farm Tours
** 14 Hutton Brickyards, Kingston, NY Wool & Folk: Fiber and Music Festival
14 Paris Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada 14th Annual Woodstock ON
14-15 York County Fairgrounds, York, NE 6th Annual Mid-Plains Fiber Fair
14-15 Linn County Expo Center, Albany, OR 26th Annual Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival
** 14-17 Bedford, PA Socktoberfest
** 15 Summit Sports and Ice Complex, Dimondale, MI 26th Annual Michigan International Alpaca Fest
** 15-16 Edmund Rice Conference Centre and Retreat, Winbourne, Australia Knitters’ Guilde NSW FibreFest
15-23 Scotland Scotland Knitting Trail with Highlands Knitting Tour
18-24 Iceland Knitting on Ice
20 HITS on the Hudson, Saugerties, NY 9th Annual Indie Untangled – Rhinebeck
** 20 Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Sherman Oaks, CA Griffin Dyeworks & Fiber Arts Fall Fiber Frolic
20-21 Harrison County Fairgrounds, Corydon, IN Southern Indiana Fiber & Arts Festival
20-22 Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club, Daventry, England, UK Colourful Crochet Flowers Weekend with Emma Leith
20-22 The Trades Hall, Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow School of Yarn
20-22 Western NC Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair
21 Isanti County Fairgrounds, Cambridge MN Minnesota Fiber Festival
21 Memory Lane Heritage Village, Lake Charlotte, Nova Scotia, Canada 3rd Annual Memory Lane Fibre Arts Festival
21-22 Richland County Fairgrounds, Mansfield, OH 10th Annual Autumn Fiber Festival
** 21-22 Camp Cavell Conservancy on Lake Huron, Lexington, MI Thumb Fiber Festival & Retreat
** 21-22 Oakes, ND North Dakota Handspinners Conference
** 21-23 Villa San Fermo, Lonigo VI, Italy KN.IT
** 22 Genesis Centre, NE Calgary, Alberta, Canada Fall Fibre Shindig-Calgary’s Funky Fibre Fest
** 22 King Manor Museum, Queens, NY Queens Fiber Arts Festival
** 22 The HUB at Cowichan Station, Cobble Hill, BC, Canada Annual Cowichan Valley Fleece and Fibre Festival
22 Madrid, Spain Transhumance Festival: Sheep, Goats Cross Downtown Madrid
** 22-23 Insole Court, Cardiff, Wales, UK Knit-Tea Retreat
22-23 Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY 43rd Annual New York State Sheep and Wool Festival
23 Windswept Acres Sheep Farm, Pittstown, NJ Fall Fleece & Fiber Sale
** 23-Nov. 2 Stockholm, Estonia, Latvia Knitters Tour of Stockholm, Estonia & Latvia
26-29 Dutton Farmhouse, Dummerston, VT Knitting Traditions Retreat with Beth Brown-Reinsel: The Cowichan-Inspired Cardigan
26-Nov. 2 Scotland Knitting in the Scottish Highlands with Carol Meldrum
** 26-Nov. 5 Oaxaca, Mexico Day of the Dead: An Intriguing Fiber & Culture Adventure
** 27-29 Blodel Hall, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, WA Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Show & Sale
27-29 Hill Country Youth Event Center, Kerrville, TX Texas Fleece & Fiber Festival
28 Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick, MD Fall Frederick Fiber Fest
28-29 Kendal, Cumbria, England, UK Kendal Wool Gathering
** 28-30 Salon des Créateurs, Felletin, France National Wool Days (Journées Nationales de la Laine)
28-31 Ranches at Belt Creek, MT Big Sky Country Retreat with Farmer’s Daughter Fibers
** 28-31 Barnsley Resort, Adairsville, GA Ewe Crew in the Woods Falloween Retreat
28-Nov. 5 South Island, New Zealand Yarn Craft Inaugural Tour
** 29 Lane-Agripark, Murfreesboro, TN 11th Annual Fiber in the Boro
** 29 Main Street, Cedar City, UT Sheep Parade: Cedar City Livestock & Heritage Festival
29-Nov. 3 Embassy Suites, Loveland, CO Spin-Off Autumn Retreat (SOAR)
29-Nov. 4 Asheville, NC Asheville Through the Maker’s Lens

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November

1-5 Big Lynn Lodge, Little Switzerland, NC KK2Tog Fall Knitting Retreat
2-5 Quechee Inn at Marshland Falls, Quechee, VT Knit Vermont with Tanis Gray
2-5 Hilton Garden Inn, Middleton, WI 10th Annual Sun Valley Fibers Fall Fiber Frolic Retreat with Kate Oates
3-5 Ozark Retreat Center, Neosho, MO Fiber Folks of SW MO Annual Guild Retreat
4 Spring Mills YMCA, Spring Mills, PA 4th Annual Penns Valley Fiber Festival
4 Peace Hill Farm, Charles City, VA Peace Hill Farm Fiber and Craft Festival
** 4-5 Meramec Baptist Retreat Center, Steelville, MO Ozark Fiber Fling
4-5 Mallary Complex, Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA 12th Annual Fiber Festival of New England
** 4-6 Kemper Campbell Ranch, Victorville, CA Griffin Dyeworks 17th Annual Retreat
** 4-6 The Doubletree, Danvers, MA 16th Annual Northeast Handspinners’ The Gathering
** 4-6 Perkins Mansion, Rochester, NY Weaver’s Guild Holiday Sale
** 4-7 Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons, Ithaca, NY 5th Annual Knit Ithaca with Laura Nelkin
** 5 Eisenhower Community Center, Hopkins, MN 8th Annual Fall Fiber Festival
** 5-6 Newton Abbott Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, UK 6th Annual Stitch Fest South West
** 5-6 Arena Complex, Summit County Fairgrounds, Tallmadge, OH 5th Annual Buckeye Alpaca Fall Fest
6-9 Lakedale Resort, Friday Harbor, WA Explore 4 Fiber Retreat with Deb Robson: Session 1, Shetlands
** 9-16 Online Online International Fiber Festival
10-11 Cherry Creek Park, Canton, TX East Texas Fiber Festival
** 12-13 Online The Big Wool Show
** 12-13 Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival
12-18 New Mexico A Wool Lover’s Visit to New Mexico
** 13-15 Harveyville Project, Harveyville, KS Mitten School
13-16 Online Cambridge Yarn Winter Festival
13-16 Lakedale Resort, Friday Harbor, WA Explore 4 Fiber Retreat with Deb Robson: Session 2, Shetlands
16-19 Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, England, UK Knitting & Stitching Show
17-19 Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club, Daventry, England, UK Broomstick Crochet Weekend with Carol Meldrum
18 Route 2, London, England, UK Cambridge Yarn Festival: Great Big London Yarn Crawl
18-19 World Trade Center, Barcelona, Spain 6th Annual Barcelona Knits
** 18-19 Old Shawnee Town Hall, Shawnee, KS 38th Annual Creative Hand Show and Sale sponsored by the Weavers Guild and the Fiber Guild of Kansas City
18-19 Franklin Jr High, Des Mointes, IA Threads and Fiber Festival
18-19 Leesport Farmer’s Market, Leesport, PA Pennsylvania Fall Fiber Arts Festival
** 18-20 New Mexico Fiber Arts Center, Española, NM 10th Annual Fall Fiber Fiesta
** 19 Queens Hall and Plas Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK West Wales Wool Show
24-26 Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club, Northamptonshire, Daventry, England, UK Stitch Yourself Happy – Knitting & Pilates with Rosalind Hoyes & Anna Nikipirowicz.
26-Dec. 2 Estonia & Latvia Baltic Cities Christmas Markets Knitting Tour with Carol Meldrum

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December

1-3 Sugarloaf Mountain, MD Countryside Artisans Holiday Studio Tours
1-12 Rhine River Christmas Markets Knitting Cruise on the Rhine
** 11-12 Alpaca Pines Farm & Fiber Mill, Poplar Grove, IL Christmas at the Farm
15-17 Staverton Hotel & Golf Club, Daventry, England, UK Crochet Socks Weekend with Anna Nikipirowicz

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Fiber Tours and Other Year Round Events

Seasonal

** May 30-Sept. 5 Wyoming 5th Annual Cowboy Yarn Crawl
** June 11-Sept. 6 Ontario, Canada Cottage Country Yarn Crawl
** June 18-Aug. 20 Hudson Valley, NY Hudson Valley Yarn Trail
** July 1-Oct. 10 Maine Maine Yarn Cruise: Summer-Long Yarn Crawl in Vacationland

Year Round

Year round Kentucky Kentucky Fiber Trail
Year round Madison, WI Madison Fiber Arts Trail
Year round Baraboo-Lodi-Sauk Prairie-Portage, WI Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail
Year round Cedarburg-Grafton-Thiensville, WI Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail
Year round Little Falls–Randall–Brainerd–Staples–Wadena–New York Mills, MN Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail
Year round Bemidji–Solway–Turtle River–Tenstrike, MN Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail

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