Knitting & Fiber Events

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1-4 Hilton Greenville, Greenville, SC The KnitINN
1-4 Lake More Resort, Fairly, VT Creating a Close Knit Community with Emily Taradash
2-3 Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center, Port Aransas, TX 5th Annual Yellow Rose on the Coast
2-4 Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN Textile Center Garage Sale for Yarn Enthusiasts
2-4 Roland Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD 13th Annual Delmarva Wool and Fiber Expo
2-4 Bellwether Farm Camp and Conference Center, Wakeman, OH Bellwether Farm Retreat with Toni Lipsey, GGmadeit & Max Daniels
2-4 Online New England Farm & Fiber Festival
2-9 Kenya, Africa Safari Adventure in Kenya with Tanis Gray
3 Lancaster Yarn Shop, Intercourse, PA LYS One-Day Knitter’s Retreat: ‘Modern Mosaic Knitting’ with Melissa Leapman
3 Central Maryland Fiber Arts Studio Tour
4 Bradford Industrial Museum, Bradford, England UK Blaise Wool Festival
9-11 Pabellón de Cristal del Recinto Ferial de la casa de Campo, Madrid, Spain 2nd Annual Love Yarn Madrid
9-11 Sauder Village, Archbold, OH Sauder Village Winter Fiber Retreat
12-19 North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN 14th Annual Fiber Week
15-18 Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA Red Alder Fiber Arts: Where Fiber Friends Meet
15-18 Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Allenspark, CO Men’s Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat
15-18 Online Knit Happy! Summit
16-19 Santa Fe, NM KNITopia Santa Fe with Julie Weisenberger, Thea Colman, Kate Atherley, & Jennifer Berg
17 Toivola Old Courtyard, Jyväskylä, Finland Winter Knit Festival
17 Lammers Town Hall, Solway, MN 10th Annual Small Scale Sustainable Sheep Farming Event
17-24 Online 5th Annual Spin Together
18 RIT Inn & Conference Center, Henrietta, NY 8th Annual Tina Turner Knits Fiber Arts Festival
19-24 Los Angeles-Cabo San Lucas-Los Angeles Brioche Cruise with Terry Neal
20-24 Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN Fiber Art for All: Winter in Bloom
21-25 Inn at Pine Knoll Shores, Atlantic Beach, NC Surf, Sand & Stitches – Atlantic Beach
22-March 9 Australia and New Zealand Australia & New Zealand Knitting Cruise
23-25 Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, UK & Online 16th Annual Unravel, A Festival of Yarn
23-25 Harraseeket Inn & Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, ME 20th Annual New England Textile Arts Network’s Spa Knit and Spin
23-25 Hilton Garden Inn, Des Moines, IA Sticks and String
23-25 Online Rowan Connect Weekend
25-March 3 Bellingham Irish Castle, Castlebellingham, County Louth, Ireland MaggiKnits Bellingham Irish Castle Retreat
27-29 Waerenga-A-Hika Hall, Hexton, Gisborne, NZ Creative Fibre Eastland WoolMuster
29-March 4 Buddha Barn, Point Reyes Station, CA Borrowed from the Soil: A Farm-to-Closet Exhibition: Final Design Showcase

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1-3 Camp Stella Maris, Livonia, NY Rochester Knitting Guild Spring Knitting Retreat with Janette Budge & Kristin Drysdale
2 Johnson County Fairgrounds Bldg. C, Iowa City, IA 11th Annual Shepherd’s Market Iowa
2 Central Maryland Fiber Arts Studio Tour
2-9 Central Florida east of Tampa Orange Blossom Yarn Crawl
3 Russell’s Garden Center, Wayland, MA Wayland Winter Farmers’ Market Fiber Farm Days
3 Blackfriars Priory School, Prospect, South Australia Fibre Feast SA: South Australia’s Premier Fibre & Yarn Craft Event
4 Classic Club, Palm Desert, CA Knitting Guild of the Desert’s 18th annual Fashion Show and Luncheon
5-10 Sheepwalk Ranch, Bandera, TX Texas Wool Week – Bandera Fiber & Arts Week
7-10 Lakeway Resort and Spa, Lakeway, TX 11th Annual Knitting in the Hills Retreat with Olga Buraya-Kefelian, Felicia Lo, Lindsey Elisabeth Fowler, Aimee’ Gille, Catherine Clark & Dawn Barker
7-10 Portland, OR 15th Annual Rose City Yarn Crawl
7-10 Parc des Expositions, Paris, France L’aiguille en Fêtes [Thread and Needle Lovers}
8 Clearwaters Life Center, Gonvick, MN Fiber Gatherings Under the Pines
8-9 NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC 18th Annual Carolina Fiber Fest
8-9 The Dunedin Centre, Dunedin, NZ 13th Annual Unwind Fibrecraft Retreat
8-9 Jay Community Center, Portland, IN Jay County Fiber Arts Festival
8-10 Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club, Daventry, England, UK Stitchtopia Festival
9 Faith Global Methodist Church, Delmont, PA Raggz Fiber Affair
9 McDonough County 4-H, Macomb, IL Western IL Spring Fiber Fest
9-10 Norfolk Showground Arena, Norfolk, England, UK East Anglia Yarn Festival
14-16 Eureka Springs Community Center, Eureka Springs, AR Eureka! Fiber in the Ozarks
15-17 Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Pineville, KY Knit Along Club Yarn Retreat
15-17 Online Virtual Knitting LIVE!
15-17 Debert Hospitality Centre, Debert, Nova Scotia, Canada 3rd Annual Sisterhood Retreat
15-17 Asbury Retreat Center, Silver Lake, NY Tina Turner Knits Retreat
16 Ramada Inn and Conference Center, State College, PA For the Love of Fiber
16 Abernethy Grange, Oregon City, OR Abernathy Spring Fiber Sale
16 Spinderigade, Veggie, Denmark Fiberfolk Wool Festival
16 Copper Creek Church, Champaign, IL Illinois Fiber Retreat
16 Fernhill Farm, Somerset, Bristol, England, UK Fernhill Fibre Experience
** 16-19 North Shore, Boston, MA Knit North Yarn Crawl
** 18 Online Project Knitwell’s Knitathon
18-21 Lakedale Resort, Friday Harbor, WA Explore 4 Spring Fiber Retreat with Deb Robson
** 19 Marazion Community Centre, Marazion, Cornwall, England, UK Far Woolly West
21-24 Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT Time 2 Unwind R3treat with Must Love Yarn
21-24 Camp Burton, Vashon Island, WA Northwest Regional Spinners Association Camp Burton 28th Annual Fiber Retreat
21-24 Business Design Centre, London, England, UK The Stitch Festival
21-24 W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake, Wirtz, VA Skein Away Fiber Retreat 9 with Miss Babs Yarn
22-23 Dickson County Fairground, Dickson, TN 15th Annual Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival
22-23 Mesta Meadows, Glenallen, MO Ozark Highlands Sheep & Fiber Festival
22-24 Inn at East Hill Farm, Troy, NH Knitting and Spinning Retreat
22-24 Koelnmesse Exhibit Center, Cologne, Germany h+h Cologne: International Trade Fair for Creative Handicraft & Hobby Supplies
22-24 American Royal Hale Arena, Kansas City, MO Midwest Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association Alpaca Show
23 Junior Fair Building, Wood County Fairgrounds, Bowling Green, OH 36th Annual Black Swamp Spinners Guild Market Day & Fiber Fair
23 Dewars Centre, Perth, Scotland, UK Scottish Wool Producers Show
23 Island Farm, Roanoke Island, NC Annual Sheep Shearing Day
23 Online Knit for Food Knit-a-thon
23 Old McCaskill’s Farm, Rembert, SC 14th Annual Spring Shearing Day
23-24 Arena Complex, Summit County Fairgrounds, Tallmadge, OH 20th Annual Buckeye Alpaca Show
23-24 Bergerie Nationale farm, Rambouillet, France Fête de la tonte et de la laine [Festival of Shepherds, Shearing and Wool]
23-24 Petty Thieves Brewery, Charlotte, NC Craft Fest: Charlotte Region Arts, Fibers, and Textiles
** 23-26 Online The Knit School Virtual Retreat
24 Cotton Factory (3rd Fl.), Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 3rd Annual Hamilton Fibre Market
** 28 MA. Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Lincoln, MA Woolapalooza
29-30 Cloverdale Agriplex, Surrey, BC, Canada 13th Annual Fibres West
29-31 Highland Lodge, Greensboro, VT Vermont Knit & Fiber Retreat

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1-10 Ireland Knit Social Retreat Ireland
3-7 Big Lynn Lodge, Little Switzerland, NC Knit 1 Spring
4-7 Brigid’s Loft, Port Townsend, WA 7th Annual Getaway Retreat with Olga Buraya-Kefelian
4-20 New Zealand Wool & Wonders of New Zealand with Grandma’s Spinning Wheel
5 Union Bluff Hotel, York Beach, ME Fiber Marketplace
5-7 Blue Mountain Retreat Center, Knoxville, MD Spring Knitting Retreat
5-7 Riverside, Meeting & Event Hotel, Zweidlen-Glattfelden, Switzerland 4th Annual Swiss Yarn Festival
5-7 AmishView Inn & Suites, Bird in Hand, PA Lancaster Knitter’s Retreat with Sarah Solomon, Lorilee Beltman & Alasdair Post-Quinn
5-7 King County Fairgrounds, Enumclaw, WA Shepherd’s Extravaganza
5-7 Nekkerhal, Mechelen, Belgium Handwerkbeurs Mechelen [Handicraft Fair]
6 Jane Addams Community Center, Cedarville, IL 28th Annual Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair
6 Union Bluff Hotel, York Beach, ME 11th Annual Fiber Marketplace
6 Genesis Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Fibre Shindig – Calgary’s Funky Fibre Fest
6-7 Grammar School, Leeds, England, UK 7th Annual Spring into Wool: A Festival of Woolly Crafts
6-7 Neue Messe, Glashalle, Leipzig, Germany 14th Annual Leipzig Wool Festival & Fabric Fair (Leipziger Wolle-Fest & Stoffmesse)
6-7 Oak Harbor High School, Oak Harbor, WA 51th Annual Whidbey Weavers Guild Spin-In
7 Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT The Art of Shearing – A Sheep to Shawl Festival
9 Online 4th European Wool Day: The New Routes of Wool Towards a Sustainable Future
9-13 Embassy Suites Loveland, Loveland, CO Maker Festival Colorado
9-16 Occidental Hotel, Buffalo, WY Knitting in Buffalo, Wyoming
11-13 Wind Dance Ranch, Gypsum, CO An April Brioche & Wintery Ranch Retreat with Bristol Ivy
11-14 Big Lynn Lodge, Little Switzerland NC Knit North Carolina with the Traveling Yarn Yogi & Kimberly McAlindin
11-14 Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 17th Annual Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop
11-22 Scotland Wool & Whisky: Our Signature Tour
12-13 Fuglafirði, Eysturoy, Faroe Islands, Denmark Bindifestivalurin í Fuglafirði [Knitting Festival]
12-13 Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM Fiber Art Extravaganza
12-13 Putnam County Fairgrounds, Greencastle, IN Greencastle Wool Show
12-14 Online Rowan Connect
12-14 Laurelville Retreat Center, Mount Pleasant PA Raggz Fiber Retreat
12-14 Cedar Grove Lodging & Events, Logan, OH 8th Annual Spring StitchEscape
12-19 England Wool & Wanders: The Lake District, a Retreat to Make Your Own
13 Monroe County Fairgrounds, Waterloo, IL 38th Annual Southern Illinois Sheep & Craft Festival
13-14 Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan, MI 26ssth Annual Michigan Alpaca Fest
** 15 Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, UT Lamb and Wool Festival
15-16 RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington Rosemoor, Torrington Devon, England, UK The Great Wool Weekend
15-18 Crowne Plaza Phoenix-Chandler Golf Resort, Chandler, AZ DanDoh In the Desert Retreat
15-24 Ireland South of Ireland with Aran Islands Knitting Tour
17-21 New Jersey New Jersey Wool Walk
17-24 The Lark, Bozeman, MT Knitting Under the Big Sky
18-22 The Colonial Inn, Hillsborough, NC Cozy Murder Mystery Cowl with Criminal Knits
19-20 Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Townsend, TN 14th Annual Great Smoky Mountains Fiber Fair
19-21 Online The Knitting Guild Association Next Level Conference
19-21 Online Virtual Knitting LIVE!
19-28 North Texas 6th Annual North Texas Yarn Crawl
20 Old Town Hall, Salem, MA Fiber Witch Festival
20 Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville, NY Fiber Frolic
20 Hoover Ridge Park, Madison, VA 6th Annual Hoover Ridge Wool and Wine Festival
20-21 Schulstraße 13, 74572 Blaufelden, Germany 5th Annual Hohenloher Wollfest
20-21 Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor, MI Spring Fiber Expo
20-21 Plumbers Hall, Chicago, IL YarnCon: Chicago’s 15th Annual Indie Fiber Fair
20-30 Wales Woolen Wales
21-27 Ireland Ireland Country Manor Knitting Retreat
21-29 South Africa Sustainable Mohair Workshops and Safari
21-May 2 Scotland Travel to Scotland with the Yarny Ewes
** 22 Knik, AK Northern Lights Valley Knitters Spring Retreat
** 22 Blue Mule Winery, Fayetteville, TX Texas Yarn Lovers Event
** 22-23 Glen Cove Mansion, Glen Cove, NY Gold Coast Knitting Retreat
22-29 Dorint Thermenhote, Freiburg, Germany Knit or Crochet in the Black Forest with Anna Nikipirowicz & Frederica Patmore
22-30 Carbis Bay, Cornwall, UK Knitting with Cocoknits
23-May 8 New Zealand Wool & Wonders of New Zealand with Kid Ewe Knit
** 24-26 Vancouver, BC, Canada Woolith Fair: A Greater Vancouver Yarn Crawl
25-27 Shepherd’s Cross, Claremore, OK Woolly Weekend
25-28 Occidental Hotel, Buffalo, WY Longmont Yarn Shoppe’s Wyoming Yarn Retreat
26 Museum of Appalachia, Clinton, TN Sheep Shearing Days
26-27 Big Timber Civic Center, Big Timber, MT Crazy Mountain Fiber Festival
26-27 Coliseum at the Seguin Events Complex, Sequin, TX 14th Annual Yellow Rose Fiber Festival
26-28 Gilmer County Civic Center, Ellijay, GA 5th Annual Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival
26-28 Embassy Suites, Olathe, KS Knitting in the Heartland with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
26-28 St. Louis Community College Meramec Campus, Student Center, St. Louis, MO Midwest Fiber Festival
26-29 Meadowbrook Inn, Blowing Rock, NC 12th Annual Unwind: A Fiber Arts Getaway in the Mountains
26-27 Western Sports Park, Farmington UT Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair
27 Gore Place, Waltham, MA 37th Annual Sheep Shearing Festival
27 Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick, MD Frederick Fiber Fest
27 Des Moines, IA Iowa Federation of Handweavers & Spinners FiberFest
27 Varies 6th Annual Local Yarn Store Day: A Day to Celebrate the Brick and Mortar Yarn Shop
27 Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond, OR High Desert Wool Growers 26th Annual Fiber Market Day
27 Bedford Farmers Market, Bedford, VA Bedford Fiber Festival
27 North Haven Fairgrounds, North Haven, CT 114th Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival
27 Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown, NY The Chancellor’s Sheep & Wool Showcase
27-28 Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys, Wales, UK 19th Annual Wonderwool Wales: A Festival of Welsh Wool & Natural Fibers
27-28 Alliant Energy Center, New Holland Pavilion, Madison, WI Wisconsin Alpaca and Fiber Fest | The Great Midwest Alpaca Festival
27-28 Farmpark, Kirtland, OH Lamb Jam
28 George Dawson Inn, Dawson Creek, BC, Canada 4th Annual Peace Fibre Fest
28-30 Surfsand Resort, Cannon Beach, OR Cannon Beach Fiber Retreat
** 29 Village of Wyoming, NY 8th Annual Fiber Flurry Fiber Arts Festival
** 29 The Wool Mill, Belgrade, MT 3rd Annual Spring Fiber Fling
** 29-30 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Yarn Crawl
** 29-30 Washington County, NY 30th Annual Washington County Fiber Tour
** 29-May 1 Corn Hall, Corinium Museum & New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, England, UK Cotswold Wool Weekend

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1-3 Donald E. Stephens Convention & Conference Center, Rosemont, IL h+h Americas: For Handmade Business, Uniting the Soft Crafts Industries in North America
2-3 The Arc at Market Street, Frederick, MD Yarncentrick Fiber Pop-Up
2-5 Washington PNW (Pacific Northwest) Yarn Crawl: Into the Woods
2-6 Murano island, Venice, Italy mYak Knitting Retreat with Isabell Kraemer [sold out]
3 Museum of Appalachia, Clinton, TN Sheep Shearing Days
3-5 The Sherman Zavitz Theatre, Niagara Falls, Canada Knitting Guild of Great Buffalo Seminar Weekend with Mary W. Martin & Lucy Neatby
3-5 Dao House, Allenspark, CO Sweater Camp: A Mountain Knitting Retreat
3-5 Wheatland Communities Fairground, Knuth Building, Ritzville Fiber Fest
3-5 Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 3rd Annual Twisted River Fiber Retreat with StevenBe
3-10 Grand Hotel, Andalsnes, Norway Knitting Holiday in Norway
3-11 Iceland A Textile Journey Through Iceland
4 Willamette Heritage Center, Salem, OR Sheep to Shawl
4-5 Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD 51th Annual Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
4-5 Birchwood Community Center, Birchwood, TN 2nd Annual Birchwood Fiber Festival
4-13 Ireland Aran Islands, Donegal & Causeway Coastal (including Dublin) Knitting Tour
** 5-7 Downtown Washington, PA Running of the Wools
5-12 Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca, Bettona, Umbria, Italy 2-Color Brioche Tour in Umbria with André de Castro
5-13 Richmond to Virginia Beach, VA James River Yarn Crawl
7-12 Cambridge Town Hall, Cambridge, NZ Cambridge Creative Fibre Exhibition and Fibre Fair
7-12 North Carolina Western North Carolina Yarn Crawl
8-16 Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK Best of Shetland Islands and Scotland Knitting Tour
9-17 Cotswolds, England Cotswolds Walking Holiday: Sheep and Fresh Air
9-19 Southwest of England, UK A Knitter’s Tour of British Breeds with Piece of Ewe
9-21 Ireland Maggie’s Emerald Isle
10 Museum of Appalachia, Clinton, TN Sheep Shearing Days
10-12 Washington County Fair, Stillwater, MN 25th Annual Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival
10-12 Staverton Park & Golf Club, Daventry, England, UK Crochet Spring Wreath Weekend with Anna Nikipirowicz
11 Lopez Center for Community & the Arts, Lopez Village, WA Lopez Lamb, Wool and Goat Festival
11 Rush, NY 16th Annual Shepherd’s Wool Market
11-12 Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield, NH 45th Annual New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival
11-23 Ireland Maggie’s Emerald Isle
12-17 Galway Bay Hotel, Upper Salthill, Galway, Ireland Knit and Crochet in the West of Ireland with Carol Meldrum
** 13 Chicago, IL Windy City LYS Tour: The Mother’s Day Trolley
** 13 Ilinois Amish Heritage Center, Arthur, IL Sheep to Yarn to Quilts
** 13-14, 20-21 New Jersey 2nd Annual NJ Fibershed’s Barn Crawl
13-19 Various venues, London, England, UK London Craft Week
13-22 England Squidney Knits in Vintage England
14-21 Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca, Bettona, Umbria, Italy 2-Color Brioche Tour in Umbria with André de Castro [sold out]
14-23 South Africa Karoo Farm Experience, Wine Festival & Safari
15-19 Puget Sound, WA 17th Annual Puget Sound Local Yarn Store Tour
16-19 Easton Mountain Retreat Center, Greenwich, NY Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat [wait list only]
17-19 Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, ON, Canada Knit City Toronto
17-19 Riverview Community Hall, Scio, OR Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair
17-19 Camp Myrtlewood, Myrtle Point, OR Fiber in the Forest & ETC Fiber Retreat
17-19 Los Angeles County, CA 12th Annual Los Angeles County Yarn Crawl
17-24 Grand Hotel, Andalsnes, Norway Knitting Holiday in Norway [full]
18 Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead, Long Island, NY 13th Annual Hallockville Museum Farm Fleece & Fiber Festival
18 Coggeshall Farm Museum, Bristol, RI Sheep & Wool Festival
18-19 Buxton Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire, England, UK Buxton Wool Gathering
18-19 Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, NM Heart of New Mexico Fiber and Art Gathering
18-19 Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston, ACT, Australia Canberra Wool Expo
18-19 Scio, OR Fat Lamb Festival
18-19 Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville, PA 10th Annual Central Pennsylvania Fiber Festival
18-19 Macktown Living History, Rockton, IL Macktown Fiber Event: It’s All About Fiber
18-19 Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point, IN Illiana Yarn Festival
18-19 Masterson Station Park, Lexington, KY 15th Annual Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival
19 Simple Hill Farm, Rockingham, VA Spring Fiber Farm Day
** 20-21 National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride, Scotland Woolly Weekend
21-24 El Rancho, Waikanae, New Zealand NZ Machine Knitters’ Society Festival
22-27 Lerwick Hotel, Shetland Islands, Scotland Spirit of Shetland Knitting Holiday with Hazel Tindall, Janette Budge & Kathleen Anderson
22-June 1 Greece Greece: An Ionian Knitting Odyssey
23-27 Parcevall Hall, Wharfedale, Yorkshre Dales, England, UK Ann Kingstone Yorkshire Knitting School
23-June 2 Ireland Ireland Through the Maker’s Lens with Yarn VT
23-June 4 Scotland and Shetland A Knitting Trip to Scotland and Shetland with Amy Detjen & Heather Black
24-26 Sorrento Centre, Sorrento, BC, Canada 26th Annual Okanagan Knitting Retreat
24-27 Marriott Philadelphia West, Philadelphia, PA KNITopia Philadephia with Melissa Leapman, Romi Hill, Lisa K. Ross & Sari Nordlund
25 Kumeu Showgrounds, Kumeu, Auckland, New Zealand Woolfest Auckland
25-26 Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster, OH 28th Annual Great Lakes Fiber Show
25-26 Dungog Inn, Dungog, NSW, Australia The Knitter’s Picnic
25-26 Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington, MA 48th Annual Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair
** 25-29 Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA Sacramento County Fair Wool Show
25-June 1 Virginia 11th Annual Virginia Blue Ridge Yarn Crawl
25-June 8 Baltics Baltic Knitting Cruise
** 27 Cornhill Community Hall, Cornhill, New Brunswick, Canada Fundy Fibre Artisans Spring Fling
28-June 4 Fanø Krogaard, Fanø, Denmark Knitting in Fanø with Christel Seyfarth
30-June 2 Park City Peak Hotel, Park City, UT Knit Utah with Kyle Kunnecke
31-June 1 Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI Madison Knitters’ Guild Knit-In
31-June 1 Johnson County 4-H Fairgrounds, Franklin, IN Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival
31-June 7 Scotland Textiles & Treasures of the Scottish Borders

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1 Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Leeds, England, UK 10th Annual Leeds Wool Festival
1 Fayette County Fairgrounds, Dunbar, PA 2nd Annual Fayette County Fiber Festival
1-2 Emmet County Fairgrounds, Petoskey, MI Tip of the Mitt Fiber Fair
1-2 Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme, Devon, England, UK The Great British Fibre Festival
1-2 Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, ME 22nd Annual Maine Fiber Frolic
1-2 Dilham, Norfolk, England, UK 7th Annual Woolly Weekend | Worstead Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
1-2 Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA 12th Annual Fiber Fusion Northwest
1-2 El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe, NM 19th Annual Santa Fe Spring & Fiber Festival
1-2 Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum, Flagstoff, AZ 10th Annual Flag Wool and Fiber Festival
** 3-9 Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England UK WOVEN Festival of Textiles
4-8 Milwaukee, WI Maker Festival Milwaukee
5-8 Shakerag Workshops, Sewanee, TN MDK Knitting Getaway
5-9 Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV Jimmy Beans 20th Annual Biggest Little Getaway
6-7 Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park, CO 32nd Annual Estes Park Wool Market
** 6-7 Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio, TX 49th Annual Texas Folklife Festival
6-8 Event Center at the RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum, Elkhart, IN Elkhart County Quilt & Fiber Expo
6-13 Shetland, Scotland, UK Knitting in Shetland
7-8 Higgins Fairgrounds, Sparta, NC 6th Annual Blue Ridge Fiber Fest
7-9 Online Virtual Knitting LIVE!
7-9 Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo Campus), Ontario, Canada 60th Annual Ontario Handspinning Seminar
7-9 Blönduós School & Sports Center, Blönduós, Iceland Prjónagleðin: 8th Annual Iceland Knit Fest
7-10 Sequim, WA Salish Sea & Sky Fiber Arts Retreat: Summer Camp for Fiber Nerds
7-14 Alaska Alaska Dawes Glacier Cruise with Mary Annarella of with Lyrical Knits
7-16 Norway Midsummer Knitting in Norway
8 Canal Market District, Newark, OH Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair
8 Fenelon Falls Community Centre, Fenelon Falls, Ontario, Canada Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival
8 Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey, England, UK 12th Annual Thread: A Festival of Textiles
8-9 Butternut Hill Campground, Bouckville, NY 13th Annual (CNY) Central New York Fiber Arts Festival
8-9 South Molton Town Hall, South Moulton, England, UK John Arbon Textiles Mill Open Weekend
8-29 Norway, Iceland, Faroe, Greenland & Scotland Ultimate Viking Knitting Cruise with Lily Chin
** 9-13 Misty Isle Farms, Vashon Island, WA 12th Annual Vashon Sheepdog Classic
9-July 7 Alaska Ultimate Alaska Knitting Cruise with Alissa Barton
** 10 Brewlando, Orlando, FL Yarn Lounge
** 10 Varies World Wide Knit in Public Day
** 10-Aug. 20 Hudson Valley, NY 6th Annual Hudson Valley Yarn Crawl
12-22 South Africa Winter Wool Festival and Safari
13-16 Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, Searsport, ME KnitWit at the Shores: A Knitting Retreat in Maine with Alicia Plummer, Bristol Ivy & Casapinka
14-16 Middleburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa 3rd Annual Karoo Winter Wool Festival
14-20 Olds College, Olds, Alberta, Canada Fibre Week
15 Toivola Old Courtyard, Jyväskylä, Finland Summer Knit Festival
15-16 Sønderborg, Denmark Sønderborg Knitting Festival (Sønderborg Strickfestival]
** 16-17 Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, AZ 27th Annual Sheep Is Life Celebration
16-20 Eco-Hotel Park Hotel Azalea, Val Di Fiemme in the Dolomites, Italy mYak Knitting Retreat in the Italian Dolomites with Joji Locatelli
16-25 Norway Midsummer Knitting in Norway [sold out]
** 17 Gurteen Agricultural College, Ballingarry, Roscrea, Co Tipperary, Ireland Sheep 2023
17-23 Dharma Mountain, Norway Into the Mystic Norway
18-25 North of Ireland Hiking and Knitting under the Midnight Sun
19 Doubletree Hotel, Rochester, MN Zombie Knitapocalypse: An Urban Knitting Retreat
19-23 Penobscot Bay, Maine Sail and Knit in Maine
20-22 Shepherd’s Cross, Claremore, OK Fiber Fest Weekend Day Retreat
21-24 Red Centre, Alice Springs, Australia 26th Annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival
22 JD Lang Activity Park, Bracebridge Fairgrounds, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada Muskoka Yarn & Fibrefest
22-23 Vilar Seminary, Porto, Portugal 5th Annual Knit with Friends Knitting Festival
22-23 J36 Rural Auction Centre, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, England, UK Cumbrian Wool Gathering
23 Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA New England Farm & Fiber Festival
** 23-26 Bedford, PA Knitting Retreat
23-28 Galway Bay Hotel, Galway, Ireland Knitting in the West of Ireland with Julie Dubreux
** 24-25 Alpaca Pines Farm & Fiber Mill, Poplar Grove, IL PACA Tent Ladies Fiber Event: Fiber Art Food Fellowship
26-29 Ranches at Belt Creek, Belt, MT Big Sky Country Retreat with Farmer’s Daughter Fibers
** 27-July 3 Billströmska Folk High School, Tjörn, Sweden Nordic Knitting Symposium (Nordisk Strikkesymposium)
28-30 Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, OR 47th Annual Black Sheep Gathering
28-July 5 Hotel Neya Porto & Hotel Vila Galé Cascais, Portugal Portugal Crochet Retreat with Lucy of Attic24
29-30 The Haritage, Bishton, Wolseley Bridge, Staffordshire, England, UK Wool @J13
29-July 21 Online [Ravelry] Tour de Fleece

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** 1 Whirinaki Whare Taonga, Upper Hutt, Wellington, NZ Capital Fibre Fest
** 1 Farmers Arms, Lowick Green, Nr Ulverston, England, UK Farmer’s Yarn Festival
3-11 Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK Best of Shetland Islands and Scotland Knitting Tour
4-7 Toivola Old Courtyard, Jyväskylä, Finland Jyväskylä Knit Fest
6-7 Online John Arbon Textiles Virtual Mill Open Weekend
6-7 Bray, Normandy, France 3rd Annual Thread of Sleeve Festival {Festival Le fil de la manche}
7-13 University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy’s Vilma Building, Viljandi, Estonia Estonian Craft Camp: Traditional Craft Workshops
** 7-30 Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine 8th Annual Great Northern Yarn Haul [yarn crawl]
** 9-Aug. 13 Online Fiberside Summer Crawl
9-Aug. 20 Michigan Fiberside Summer Crawl
10-15 Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada 34th Annual Great Northern Arts Festival
11-17 Hyatt Regency & Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, Wichita, KS Convergence: Handweavers Guild of America Biennial Conference
12-14 Hot Springs County Fairgrounds, Thermopolis,, WY 2nd Annual Wyoming Sheep and Wool Festival
** 12-16 Greensboro, Winston Salem, NC Central Carolina Yarn Crawl
13-14 Latah County Fairgrounds, Moscow, ID 4th Annual Grazing Hills Fiber Arts Festival
13-14 Uffculme Centre, Birmingham, England, UK Yarningham
** 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
14-17 Blue Mountain Retreat Center, Knoxville, MD Summer Workshop: Learn Stranded/Fair Isle Knitting
** 15 Woodstock Community Church, Woodstock, GA North Georgia Knitting Guild Beat the Heat Retreat
18-28 Warwick, Queensland, Australia Jumpers & Jazz in July: Yarnbombing & Jazz Winter Festival
18-Aug. 1 Peru Knitting Traditions and Cultures of Peru with Jane Crowfoot
19-21 Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia 144th Annual Australian Sheep & Wool Show
19-21 Sonoma County, CA Wine Country Yarn Hop
** 19-23 Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville, TN Super Summer Knittogether
20-21 Cowan Civic Center, Lebanon, MO 15th Annual Fiber U
20-21 Copper K Barn, 8 miles south of Whitehall, MT 8th Annual Copper K Fiber Festival
20-28 Chicago, IL 15th Annual Chicago Yarn Crawl
** 21-23 Finnigan’s Run, Fredericksburg, VA 2nd Annual Finnigan’s Run Knitting Retreat
** 21-24 Sew-clusion Retreats, Sebago, ME 9th Annual Maine Spinners’ Registry Fiber Retreat
** 21-29 Arkansas 7th Annual Arkansas Yarn Crawl
** 22-23 Ridgway, CO 9th Annual Sneffels Fiber Arts Festival
22-28 Medomak Retreat Center, Washington, ME Medomak Fiber Arts Retreat
22-Aug. 1 Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada Wool, Whales & Icebergs: A Textile Journey to Newfoundland/Labrador
24-29 North Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK North Ronaldsay 8th Annual SheepFest
24-Aug. 1 Newfoundland, Canada ‘Come from Away’ Fibre Expedition to Newfoundland
25-29 Jackson, MI Summer Knitting with Lisa Ross of Paper Daisy Creations
25-Aug. 2 Oaxaca, Mexico Oaxaca Through the Lens of La Guelaguetza
26-27 Creek County Fairgrounds, Kellyville, OK 18th Annual Fiber Christmas in July
26-28 Redborne School, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England, UK Summer Wool Festival
26-28 Delaware River Club, Starlight, PA 2nd Annual Fiber Center in the Catskills Retreat
26-Aug. 4 Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Heartland Yarn Adventure [yarn crawl]
26-Aug. 4 Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA 75th Annual Virginia Highlands Festival
26-Aug. 4 Greater Pittsburgh region, PA 11th Annual Steel Valley Yarn Crawl
27-28 Prairie City, OR 6th Annual Prairie City Fiber Fest
27-Aug. 10 Northern Colorado & Southern Wyoming Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl
** 28-31 Southeastern Wisconsin Wandering Ewe: Southeastern Wisconsin Yarn Crawl
** 28-Aug. 5 Downtown Denver, CO 5th Annual Mile High Denver Boutique Week
** 29 Sandhill Crane Vineyards, Jackson, MI Summer Wine & Wool Festival
29-Aug. 4 Medomak Retreat Center, Washington, ME Medomak Fiber Arts Retreat
30-Aug. 3 Lancaster, PA Maker Festival Lancaster
30-Aug. 4 McHenry County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, IL 76th Annual McHenry County Fair, featuring the Northern Illinois Sheep and Fiber Festival
31-Aug. 5 Lerwick Hotel, Shetland Islands, Scotland Spirit of Shetland Knitting Holiday with Hazel Tindall, Janette Budge & Kathleen Anderson

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1-4 Billings Hotel & Convention Center, Billings, MT Montana Association of Weavers & Spinners Conference: Our Fiber Planet
2-3 Bartlett Yarns, Harmony, ME Annual Bartlett Yarns Open House
2-4 Camp Jonah, Trout Lake, WA Trout Lake Fair: Celebrating the Fiber Arts
3-4 Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Eureka, MT Fiberfest Eureka
3-4 Hartl Building, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo, ND Fiber Arts Festival
4-16 NYC-Canadian Maritime-Greenland-Iceland KNITopia 2024 Knitting Cruise with Joji Locatelli, Xandy Peters & Melissa Leapman [sold out]
6-8 San Juan Islands, Washington Nautical Knitting with Northwest Yarns & Amy Snell
7-11 Big Lynn Lodge, Little Switzerland, NC Summer KAL
8-10 Shepherd’s Cross, Claremore, OK Fiber Fest Weekend Day Retreat
9-10 Oasis Shriners Auditorium, Charlotte, NC 4th Annual Southern Comforts Fiber Market
9-11 Complexe Whissell, St-Andre-Avellin, Quebec, Canada 12th Annual Twist Fibre Festival
9-11 Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Seattle, WA Flock Fiber Festival
9-12 Kettle Pond State Park, Groton, VT Vermont Knit & Fiber Summer Retreat
10-11 Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK North East Wool Show
** 11 The Canyon, Tarras, NZ WoolOn
11-14 Blue Mountain Retreat Center, Knoxville, MD Summer Workshop: Nature’s Rainbow – Natural Dyeing with Lisa Check
** 11-19 Indiana/Illinois border P.U.R.L. (Peace-Unity-Respect-Love) Indiana Yarn Crawl
** 12-13 Rheinterrasse, Dusseldorf, Germany Wollfestival [Wool Festival]
12-15 Wellspring, Ashford, WA Indie Untangled Mount Rainier Retreat
** 13-21 Colorado Front Range 8th Annual Yarn Along the Rockies (Yarn Crawl)
14-18 Allegan County Fairgounds, Allegan, MI Michigan Fiber Festival
16-17 Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, San Angelo, TX 51st Annual Texas Sheep and Goat Field Day & Expo
16-18 Bårdshaug Manor, Orkanger, Norway 6th Annual Central Norwegian Culture and Knitting Festival
17 Hulme Hall, Bebington, Wirral, England, UK 10th Annual Pop Up Wool Show
** 17-20 Camp Ida-Haven, McCall, ID 2nd Annual Fiber.Love.Retreat.
18 Fernword Community Center, Victoria, BC, Canada 13th Annual Fibrations Festival
21-23 Shrine Mountain Huts, CO Hiking and Knitting Retreat with Patty Lyons
23-25 Doubletree Hotel, Green Tree, PA Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival
23-30 Boston-Bermuda-Bar Harbor Stitch Cruise
23-Sept. 1 Greater Southeast Texas 6th Annual Texas Yarn Trail: A Texas Yarn Crawl
23-Sept. 2 Canadian Maritimes Knitting in the Canadian Maritimes
** 24-27 East Pier & Crown Hotel, Ahuriri, Napier, NZ Knit August Nights Retreat
** 26 Barrie Curling Club, Barrie, Ontario, Canada 5th Annual Fibre Spirit
** 26 Sedbergh, England, UK Sedbergh Sheepfest 2023
28-Sept. 4 Shetland, Scotland, UK Knitting in Shetland
31-Sept. 1 Double G Alpacas, Sierra Vista, NM 11th Annual Heart of New Mexico Fiber and Art Gathering
31-Sept. 1 Double G Alpacas, Sierra Vista, AZ Sierra Vista Fiber Festival
** 31-Sept. 4 Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA Monterey County Fair Wool Show
31-Sept. 10 Maritime Canada & New England Canada New England Knitting Cruise with Lucy Neatby

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** 1-6 Whitehead Light Station, Whitehead Island, ME Island Knitting Retreat
** 2 Lower Sherwood Farm, Charlottesville, VA Flock-n-Spiel Fiber Fest
2-9 Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret, Bergen, Norway Norway Knitting Retreat with Julie Debreux
2-14 Scotland Wool & Whisky: Our Signature Tour
** 3 Reed’s Point, MT 38th Annual Great Montana Sheep Drive
3-17 Peru Knitting Traditions and Cultures of Peru with Carol Meldrum
3-22 Northeast Ohio 17th Annual Yarn Discovery Tour
4-8 Rockywold Deephaven Camps, Holderness, NH Squam Fall Retreat
4-8 Almonte Community Centre and Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte, Ontario, Canada 29th Annual Fibrefest: A Festival of the Fibre Arts
4-12 Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK Best of Shetland Islands and Scotland Knitting Tour
5-15 Ireland A Journey to Ireland with Mary Penxa
6-7 Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 11th Annual Manitoba Fibre Festival
6-8 High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddeston, Hertfordshire, England, UK Knitting & Crochet Guild Convention 2024
6-8 Camp Sunrise, near Gibsons, BC, Canada Sunshine Coast Fibre Camp
6-8 High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddeston, Hertfordshire, England, UK 44th Annual Knitting & Crochet Guild Convention
6-8 Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson, WI Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival
6-16 Ireland Ireland Through the Maker’s Lens: Early September
7-8 Newbury Racecourse, Newbury, England, UK Southern Wool Show: A Festival of Woolly Crafts
7-8 Harford Fairground, Harford, PA 20th Annual Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival
7-8 Dewars Centre, Perth, Scotland, UK Scottish Yarn Festival
** 7-10 San Diego, CA San Diego Yarn Crawl
** 7-10 Lake De Gray Resort, Bismarck, AR A Weekend with Friends Fiber Retreat
** 7-10, 14-17 Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, Searsport, ME Fiber College
7-14 Villa Maddalena, Montisi, Tuscany, Italy Knitting in Tuscany
7-21 Amsterdam to Rome Iberian Adventure Knitting Cruise with Janette Budge
** 7-25 Scotland Scotland Yarn Tour with Gaille Smith
8 Connaught Youth Centre, Prince George, BC, Canada 7th Annual Great Northwest Fibre Fest
** 8-9 Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, UK Unravel…Autumn
** 8-10 Nordatlantens Brygge, Copenhagen, Denmark 10th Annual Knitting Festival Pakhusstrik
** 8-10 Caldas da Rainha, Portugal À Procura do Novelo [Knitting & Crochet Festival]
** 8-10 Laurel Island, East Hampton, CT Camp Knit-a-way
8-15 Alaska Men’s Knitting Retreat Alaska Cruise
** 9 Park Rapids Farmers Market, Park Rapids, MN 9th Annual Farm to Fiber Festival
** 9 Machias, ME 5th Annual Machias Fiber Festival
** 9-10 Hunterdon County 4H Fairgrounds, Ringoes, NJ 28th Annual New Jersey Sheep & Fiber Festival
** 9-10 Riverside Park, Salida, CO 10th Annual Salida Fiber Festival
** 9-10 Arcata Community Center, Arcata, CA 31th Annual Natural Fiber Fair
** 9-16 Fylingthorpe Methodist Chapel, Robin Hoods Bay, N. Yorkshire, England, UK 13th Annual Propagansey: The Fascinating World of the Knitted Gansey
** 9-24 Yorkshire England, UK 2nd Annual North Yorkshire Yarn Trail
** 10 Wyong Race Club and Function Centre, Wyong NSW, Australia Knitters’ Guilde NSW Fibrefest
10-19 Denmark, Sweden, Norway Knitting Tour of Scandinavia
** 11-14 Minerals Resort and Spa, Hamburg, NJ AffiKNITy Retreat with Patty Lyons, Kate Atherley, Julia Farwell-Clay & Safiyyah Talley
12-14 Pictou County Wellness Centre, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada 6th Annual WoolstockEAST: The East Coast Fibre Festival
12-15 Nevada and California 6th Annual Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl
13-15 Online Rowan Connect
13-23 Iceland Wool & Wonders of Iceland
14 Kiwanis & Kinsmen Arenas, Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 32nd Annual Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair
14 Lacombe Memorial Centre, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada 7th Annual Prairie Fibre Festival
14 East Aurora Rink, East Aurora, NY 19th Annual Western New York Fiber Arts Festival
14-15 Llandovery, Camarthenshire, Wales, UK 13th Annual Llandovery Sheep Festival
** 14-17 Kansas City, MO KC (Kansas City) Yarn Crawl
** 14-17 Vernonia Springs, Vernonia, OR Starlight Knitting Society’s 6th Annual Camp Starlight
14-21 Villa Maddalena, Montisi, Tuscany, Italy Knitting in Tuscany
14-25 Scotland Wool & Whisky: Highlands & Orkney Edition
15 The Pavilion Centre, Royal Cornwall Showground, Whitecross, Wadebridge, Cornwall, England, UK 3rd Annual Kernow Yarn and Fibre Festival
15-21 Ireland Kerry Manor Luxury Knitting Retreat
16-25 Ireland South of Ireland with Aran Islands Knitting Tour
19-22 Athens, Greece My Big Fat Greek Crafty Retreat with Shaina Bilow
19-22 Sports & Culture Center, Allinge, Bornholm, Denmark Strik Bornholm (Knit Bornholm)
19-22 Alta Lodge, Alta, UT 22nd Annual Rocky Mountain Knitter’s Retreat
20-22 Irving Convention Center, Irving, TX 19th Annual DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) Fiber Fest
20-22 Hurup, Denmark Wool Days Thy
20-22 Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity, ME Common Ground Fiber Marketplace & Fleece Tent
20-22 Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth, MN 37th Annual MN Knitters’ Guild Yarnover
20-22 Codington County Extension Complex, Watertown, SD 32nd Annual North Country Fiber Fair
20-30 Ireland Ireland Through the Maker’s Lens: Late September
20-Oct. 9 Wales, Yarndale, Edinburgh & Shetland Ink and Ivy Yarn Tour
21 Essex County Fairgrounds, Westport, NY Adirondack Harvest Festival: Focus on Fiber & Wool
21-22 Young’s Jersey Dairy, Yellow Springs, OH 28th Annual Wool Gathering
21-22 Linn County Expo Center, Albany, OR 27th Annual Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival
21-22 Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, NY Adirondack Wool and Arts Festival
** 21-24 UMass Hotel, Amherst, MA 7th Annual WEBS Fall Knitting Retreat
21-28 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Area Yarn Crawl
21-30 Aran Islands, Ireland Aran Islands Retreat with Laura Nelkin
** 22-23 Salomon Farm Park, Fort Wayne, IN Salomon Farm Fiber Arts Celebration at the Fall Harvest Festival
** 22-24 Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville, CA 23rd Annual California Wool and Fiber Festival
** 22-24 Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN Textile Center Garage Sale
** 22-24 & 30-Oct. 1 Online Have a Ball Fall Crawl: A North American Virtual Yarn Crawl
** 23 View Park, Los Angeles, CA Griffin Dyeworks Fiber Frolic
** 23-Oct. 1 Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK 14th Annual Shetland Wool Week
** 24 Draper Merc Farms, Draper, VA 2nd Annual G.O.A.T. Sheep & Goat Festival
** 24 Southwark Bridge, City of London, England, UK 11th Annual Sheep Drive and Livery Fair
** 24 Freeville Farmers Market, Freeville, NY Freeville Fiber Fest
25-28 Ranches at Belt Creek, Belt, MT Big Sky Country Retreat with Farmer’s Daughter Fibers & and Spincycle Yarns
25-Oct. 2 Yorkshire, England, UK Knitting in Yorkshire
26-28 Catawba River Inn, Lynville Falls, NC Knitescape
26-Oct. 6 Bergen, Norway Ulveka [Wool Week]: A Celebration of Norwegian Wool
27-28 Central Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA 39th Annual Knitters’ Day Out: Knitting Friendships
27-28 De Loods, Nijkerk, The Netherlands Dutch Knitting Days [Nederlandse Breidagen]
27-29 Textile Industry Museum and Mill, Salhus, Bergen, Norway 5th Annual Bergen Knit Festival
27-30 St. Francis Retreat Center, San Juan Bautista, CA Knitting Guild of Santa Cruz Annual Retreat
27-Oct. 6 Lerwick Hotel, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK Shetland Wool Week with Amy Dejten & Heather Black
28-29 Aplex Events Complex, Alpena, MI Northern Michigan Fiber Festival, Where Yarn and Friends Find Inspiration
28-29 Clark County Ruritan Fairgrounds, Berryville, VA 18th Annual Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival
28-29 Varies 18th Annual National Alpaca Farm Days
** 28-29 Al Bedoo Shrine, Billings, MT 5th Annual Prairie Handspinners Fiber Fest
** 28-Oct. 1 New York, NY New York City Yarn Crawl
28-29 Skipton Auction Mart, Skipton, England, UK 12th Annual Yarndale
** 28-Oct. 1 Boston, MA Greater Boston Yarn Crawl
** 29-30 Vicksburg Convention Center, Vicksburg, MS 5th Annual Fiber Fun in the ‘Sip
** 29-Oct. 1 Winter Clove Inn, Round Top, NY Rip Van Winkle Fall Weekend Knitting & Spinning Retreat
29-Oct. 3 Relais Villa D’Amelia, Benevello, Langhe Region of Piemonte, Italy mYak Fall Retreat with Thea Colman
29-Oct. 6 Fryeburg, ME Fiber Center at the Fryeburg Fair
** 29-Oct. 7 Hamburg, Germany Hamburger Garn [Yarn] Gang [crawl]
** 30 Joe Stephenson Park, Bayfield, CO 24th Annual Bayfield Heritage Days and Sheep Trailing
** 30-Oct. 1 Masham, Yorkshire Dales, England, UK 36th Annual Masham Sheep Fair

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** 1 Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia 27th Annual Boorowa Irish Woolfest: The Running of the Sheep
** 1-2 Vienna, Austria 5th Annual Vienna Woll-und Stofffest [Vienna Wool & Fabric Festival]
2-6 Wood River Valley, ID 28th Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival
3-5 Charlottetown, Prince Edward island, Canada PEI (Prince Edward Island) Fibre Festival
3-12 Northern Ireland & Donegal Flax to Fabric, Sheep to Tweed
4-6 Wilderness Adventures at Eagles Landing, New Castle, VA Wilderness Fiber Retreat
4-6 Vern Burton Community Center, Port Angeles, WA 3rd Annual PNW (Pacific Northwest) Fiber Arts Expo
4-6 Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, Everett, WA International Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival
4-6 Near Kincaid Lake State Park, Falmouth, KY Kentucky Wool Festival
5 University Plaza, Hagerstown, MD Hagerstown Fiber Fest
5 Liskeard Public Hall, Liskeard, Cornwall, England, UK 3 Bags Full 8th Annual Wool Market
5-6 James Madison’s Montpelier, Montpelier Station, VA 35th Annual Fall Fiber Festival & Montpelier Sheepdog Trials
5-6 Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Turnbridge, VT 36th Annual Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival
5-6 Dixon May Fairgrounds, Dixon, CA 38th Annual Lambtown Festival
5-6 Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, Santa Fe, NM 41st Annual Mountain and Valley Wool Festival
5-14 Ireland Aran Islands, Donegal & Causeway Coastal (including Dublin) Knitting Tour
6-11 Embassy Suites, Loveland, CO Spin-Off Autumn Retreat (SOAR)
6-13 Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, Inverness, Scotland, UK Knitting in the Scottish Highlands with Carol Meldrum
** 6-15 Hill Country, TX 17th Annual Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas: Hill Country Yarn Crawl
** 7 Worthington Park, Quilcene, WA 2nd Annual Quilcene Fiber Festival: From Sheep to Shawl
** 7 Queens Hall and Plas Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK West Wales Wool Show
** 7-8 Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista, CA 9th Annual American Craft Weekend
** 7-8 Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor, MI Fall Fiber Expo
** 7-9 Dunwoody Parks North Shallowford Annex, Dunwoody, GA Atlanta Knitting Guild Superstar Weekend
** 7-9 Madison, WI 6th Annual Madtown Yarn Shop Hop
** 7-12 Harveyville Project, Harveyville, KS Fall Fiber School (Yarn + Felt + Dye)
7-14 Lake Hotel Killarney, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland Knitting and Craft Trip of Ireland
** 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
** 8-9 Clark County Event Center, Ridegefield, WA 22nd Annual Alpacapalooza
** 8-9 Leelanau Community Cultural Center at the Old Art Building, Leland, MI 21th Annual Leland Fiber Festival: Focus on Fiber
** 9 Maine Real Maine Fiber Tour and Trail
10-13 Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, England, UK The 32nd Annual Knitting & Stitching Show
** 10-14 Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival
12 [rain date Oct. 26] Old Stone House in Washington Park, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 12th Annual Kings County Fiber Festival
12-13 Back roads of NH 41st Annual New Hampshire Wool Arts Tour
12-13 La Sucrière, Lyon, France 5th Annual Knit Eat & Co. Festival
** 13-15 MatSu Valley, St. Therese’s Camp, Wasalia, AK Northern Lights Valley Knitters Fall Fiber Retreat
13-21 Scotland, UK Scotland with Scotttish Highlands Knitting Tour
13-22 Scotland, UK Wool & Whisky: Late Fall Edition with Sisu Designs
** 14 Yarn Junction, West Des Moines, IA Yarn Junction’s Fall Retreat
** 14-15 Kelly House, Tavistock, Devon, England, UK Kelly House Woolly Weekend
** 14-15 York County Fairgrounds, York, NE 6th Annual Mid-Plains Fiber Fair
15-21 New York & Rhinebeck, NY Rhinebeck Extravaganza
** 17-20 Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM Knitting and Hiking at Ghost Ranch with Lauren Baldwin & Selma Incesulu
18 HITS on the Hudson, Saugerties, NY 11th Annual Indie Untangled – Rhinebeck
18-19 Harrison County Fairgrounds, Corydon, IN Southern Indiana Fiber & Arts Festival
18-20 The Trades Hall, Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow School of Yarn
19 Paris Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada 15th Annual Woodstock ON
19 Isanti County Fairgrounds, Cambridge, MN Minnesota Fiber Festival
19 Memory Lane Heritage Village, Lake Charlotte, Nova Scotia, Canada 4th Annual Memory Lane Fibre Arts Festival
19-20 Bakewell Agricultural Centre & the Peak District, Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK Bakewell Wool Gathering
19-20 Richland County Fairgrounds, Mansfield, OH 11th Annual Autumn Fiber Festival
19-20 Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY 44th Annual New York State Sheep and Wool Festival
** 19-23 Central Kansas 15th Annual Central Kansas Yarn Hop
** 20 Stone Ridge Orchards, Stone Ridge, NY Wool & Folk: Fiber and Music Festival
** 20-21 Oakes, ND North Dakota Handspinners Conference
** 20-22 Western NC Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair
** 20-22 Boulder Hot Springs Lodge, Boulder, MT Yarn & Yoga at the Hotsprings
** 20-22 Clarion Hotel Stavanger, Stavanger Hall, Stavanger, Norway Stavanger Knitting Festival
** 20-23 Bedford, PA Socktoberfest
** 21 The HUB at Cowichan Station, Cobble Hill, BC, Canada Annual Cowichan Valley Fleece and Fibre Festival
** 21 Genesis Centre, Alberta, Canada The Fibre Shindig – Calgary’s Funky Fibre Fest!
** 21 Franklin Junior HS, Des Moines, IA Fall Federation Meeting of the Iowa Federation of Handweavers & Spinners
** 21-22 Camp Cavell Conservancy on Lake Huron, Lexington, MI Thumb Fiber Festival & Retreat
21-25 Thorney How, Grasmere, England, UK Autumn in the Lake District Knitting Retreat with Susan Crawford
** 21-28 Château de Parançay, Bernay-Saint-Martin, France Knit Pause Fall Retreat
** 22 King Manor Museum, Queens, NY Queens Fiber Arts Festival
** 22 Madrid, Spain Transhumance Festival: Sheep, Goats Cross Downtown Madrid
25-27 Florence, Italy KN.IT: An All-Italian Knit Festival and Market Fair
25-27 Happy State Bank Expo Hall, Kerrville, TX Texas Fleece & Fiber Festival
25-27 Felletin, France 24th edition of National Wool Days (Journées Nationales de la Laine)
26 Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick, MD Frederick Fiber Fest
26-27 Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester, England, UK The Big Textile Show
** 26-28 Blodel Hall, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, WA Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Show & Sale
26-Nov. 3 South Island, New Zealand Yarn Craft Tour to New Zealand
** 28 Main Street, Cedar City, UT Sheep Parade: Cedar City Livestock & Heritage Festival
** 28 Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia The Yarny Day Out
** 28-29 Insole Court, Cardiff, Wales, UK 5th Annual Knit-Tea Retreat
** 28-Nov. 5 South Island, New Zealand Yarn Craft Inaugural Tour
** 29 Windswept Acres Sheep Farm, Pittstown, NJ Fall Fleece & Fiber Sale
** 29 Lane-Agripark, Murfreesboro, TN 11th Annual Fiber in the Boro
** 29 Allegheny Rivertrail Park, Pittsburgh, PA Indie Knit & Spin: A Pittsburgh Indie Fiber Arts Marketplace
** 29-Nov. 7 Estonia & Latvia Baltic Knitting Tour
30-Nov. 8 Tokyo, Kyoto & Tokushima, Japan Japan Craft Tour

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1-2 Meramec Baptist Conference Center, Steelville, MO Ozark Fiber Fling
1-2 The Redd on Salmon, Portland, OR Sacred Sheep
1-3 Online Rowan Connect
** 1-5 Hilton Garden Inn, Middleton, WI 10th Annual Fall Fiber Frolic
2 Peace Hill Farm, Charles City, VA Fall Festival: Local Craft, Produce & Fiber Fair
2-3 Mallary Complex, Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA 13th Annual Fiber Festival of New England
2-3 Perkins Mansion, Rochester, NY Weaver’s Guild of Rochester Holiday Sale
** 2-5 Kemper Campbell Ranch, Victorville, CA Griffin Dyeworks 18th Annual Retreat
2-9 LA-Puerta Vallarta-Mazatlan-Cabo San Lucas-LA Mexican Riviera Cruise with Casapinka
3 Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Torrance, CA Southern California Handweaver’s Guild Annual Weaving & Fiber Festival: Fiber Fun for Creative People
** 4 Eisenhower Community Center, Hopkins, MN 9th Annual Fall Fiber Festival
** 4 Spring Mills YMCA, Spring Mills, PA 4th Annual Penns Valley Fiber Festival
** 4-5 Newton Abbott Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, UK 7th Annual Stitch Fest South West
** 4-5 Arena Complex, Summit County Fairgrounds, Tallmadge, OH 5th Annual Buckeye Alpaca Fall Fest
6-10 Big Lynn Lodge, Little Switzerland, NC KTOG Fall Retreat
7-9 Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, Ireland The Knitting and Stitching Show
7-10 Norwich Inn, Norwich, VT Knit Vermont with Julie Lebouthillier
7-15 Basil, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands Rhine Knitting River Cruise
8-10 Ozark Camp & Retreat Center, Neosho, MO Fiber Folks Annual Retreat
9-18 Barcelona, Spain Knit Spain for Barcelona Knits with Laura Nelkin
9-18 Barcelona, Spain Barcelona Knits & Beyond: A Surreal Knitting Adventure in Catalonia
** 10-11 Cherry Creek Park, Canton, TX East Texas Fiber Festival
** 10-13 Barnsley Resort, Adairsville, GA 2nd Annual Ewe Crew in the Woods Falloween Retreat
** 11-12 Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival
** 11-12 Long Beach Elementary School, Long Beach, WA 2nd Annual Columbia Pacific Fiber Arts Festival
12-19 Alentejo region, Portugal Knitting with Cocoknits in Portugal
** 13-15 Harveyville Project, Harveyville, KS Mitten School
** 13-16 Online Cambridge Yarn Winter Festival
14-16 Martini Plaza, Groningen, The Netherlands Handwerkbeurs Groningen [Handicraft Fair]
14-17 Good Commons Retreat Center, Plymouth, VT Yoga + Yarn Retreat with Liza Laird and Kate Madden
14-19 Barcelona, Spain Knit Barcelona
16-17 World Trade Center, Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain 7th Annual Barcelona Knits
** 17-19 Scottish Rite Temple, Santa Fe, NM 11th Annual Fall Fiber Fiesta
** 18 Route 2, London, England, UK Cambridge Yarn Festival: Great Big London Yarn Crawl
** 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
21-24 Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, England, UK Knitting & Stitching Show
23-24 Franklin Jr High, Des Mointes, IA Threads and Fiber Festival
23-24 Pomona Fairplex, Pomona, CA SoCal Fiber Fair
23-24 Leesport Farmer’s Market, Leesport, PA Pennsylvania Fall Fiber Arts Festival
25 Studentski Centar, Zagreb, Croatia Zagreb Yarn Craft Fest
30-Dec. 10 Sea of Cortez, Mexico Sea of Cortez Knitting Cruise

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3-10 Estonia Winter Wander: An Estonian Knitting Retreat
3-10 Switzerland, Germany & France Christmas Markets of Switzerland, the Black Forest & Alsace
8-16 Norway Northern Lights Knitting Cruise with Anna Nikipirowicz
** 9-10 Alpaca Pines Farm & Fiber Mill, Poplar Grove, IL Christmas at the Farm
9-12 Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, England, UK Harrogate Festive Knitting and Crochet Retreat with Frederica Patmore

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Fiber Tours and Other Year Round Events


** May 15-Oct. 31 New York State NY Fiber Trail
May 24-Sept. 2 Pacific Northwest Slow Yarn Crawl PNW
** May 27-Sept. 2 Wyoming 6th Annual Cowboy Yarn Crawl
** June 10-Aug. 20 Hudson Valley, NY 6th Annual Hudson Valley Yarn Crawl
** July 1-Oct. 9 Maine Maine Yarn Cruise: Summer-Long Yarn Crawl in Vacationland
** July 9-Aug. 13 Online Fiberside Summer Crawl
** Oct. 10-Jan. 14, 2024 Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada World of Threads Festival: Contemporary Fibre Art

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
Year round Bergen, Norway The Wool Heritage Route

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