2023 dates for European yarn festivals

Colourful wool in Tallinn yarn shop

This blog post is the annual update to my calendar of European yarn festivals (excluding the UK {England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland}). Find out about yarn festivals in the UK by reading the following blog post: 2023 UK yarn & fibre festivals.

Like many other events, yarn festivals are still in flux due to Covid. Although there are a few restrictions in place, some event organisers could not organise their regular event last year: some will take place this year, but a few may not occur again.

This blog post was updated on 2 October 2023. If you plan to visit a show, please check with the organisers before: you will find links to the websites below.

September 2023

À Procura do Novelo

8–10 September 2023
Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

Website: À Procura do Novelo.

Norby Wooldays Fanø by Fanø Strikkefestival

15–17 September 2023
Nordby & Sønderho, Fanø, Denmark

Website: Nordby Wooldays Fanø.

Bergen Strikkefestival (Bergen Knitting Festival)

20 September – 1 October 2023
Textile Industry Museum, Salhus, Bergen, Norway

Website: Bergen Strikkefestival

Strik Bornholm (Knit Bornholm)

Will take place: 19–22 September 2024
Bornholm, Denmark

Website: Strik Bornholm.

Hamburger Garn Gang Yarn Festival

29 September – 7 October 2024
Nine yarn stores in Hamburg, Germany

Website: Hamburger Garn Gang.

October 2023

Nederlandse Breidagen (Dutch Knitting Festival)

13–14 October 2023
IJsselhallen, Rieteweg 4, 8011 BC  Zwolle, Netherlands

Website: Nederlandse Breidagen.


21 October 2023
Centrum Praskie Koneser Warszawa, Plac Koneseraa 3 (Botelkownia) Poland

Website: WoolFashion.

Journées Nationales de la Laine

27–29 October 2023
Felletin, 23500, France

Website: Journées Nationales de la Laine.

Wiener Woll- und Stofffest (Viennese Wool and Fabric Festival)

22–23 October 2023
Modecenterstraße 22, 1030 Wien, Austria

Website: Wienner Woll- und Stofffest.

November 2023

Fiberfolk Wool Festival

5 November 2023
Aalborg Kongres and Kultur Center, Europa Pl. 4, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark

Website: Fiberfolk Wool Festival.

Handwerkbeurs Gent

10–12 November 2023
Flanders Expo, Maaltekouter 1, BE-9051 Gent, België

Website: Handwerkbeurs, Gent.

Barcelona Knits

18–19 November 2023
WTC Barcelona, 08039 Barcelona, Spain

Website: Barcelona Knits.

Zagreb Yarn Craft Fest

25 November 2023
Studentski Centar, Zagreb, Croatia

Website: Zagreb Yarn Craft Fest.

December 2023

Knit, crochet, enjoy your textile crafts, and have a well-earned rest!

January 2024

Handwerkbeurs Zwolle

11–14 January 2024
Expo Houten, Meidoornkade 24, 3992 AE Houten, Netherlands

Website: Handwerkbeurs, Zwolle.

February 2024

Love Yarn Madrid Festival

9–11 February 2024
Pabellón de Cristal, Avenida Principal 16, 28011, Madrid

Website: Love Yarn Madrid.

March 2024

L’aiguille en Fêtes

7–10 March 2024
Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris, France

Website: L’aiguille en Fêtes.

Fiberfolk Wool Festival

16 March 2024
Spinderigade 11, 7100 Vejle, Denmark

Website: Fiberfolk Wool Festival.

April 2024

Swiss Yarn Festival

5–7 April 2024
Riverside, Meeting & Event Hotel, Zweidlen-Glattfelden, Switzerland

Website: Swiss Yarn Festival.

Leipziger Wolle-Fest & Stoffmesse (Leipzig Wool Festival and Fabric Fair)

6–7 April 2024
Leipzig, Germany

Website: Wolle-Fest & Stoffmesse.

Hohenloher Wollfest

20–21 April 2024
Schulstraße 13, 74572 Blaufelden, Germany

Website: Hohenloher Wollfest.

June 2024

Knit with Friends Knitting Festival (Festival de Tricot)

22–23 June 2024
Seminário de Vilar, 4050-621 Porto, Portugal

Website: Knit with Friends Knitting Festival.

Prjónagleöi Iceland Knit Fest

2024 dates to be confirmed
Icelandic Textile Centre, Blönduós, Iceland

Website: Iceland Knit Fest

July 2023

Le Fil de la Manche

2024 dates to be confirmed
Elbeuf en Bray, 76220, France

Website: Le Fil de la Manche.

Jyvaskyla Knit Festival

2024 dates to be confirmed
Cygnaeuksenkatu 2, Jyvaskyla, Finland

Website: Jyvaskyla Knit Festival.

Craft Camp (Estonian traditional craft workshops)

2024 dates to be confirmed
Vilma Building, University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy, Viljandi, Estonia

Website: Craft Camp.

August 2023

Fiberfolk Wool Festival

2024 dates to be confirmed
Hall 7 & Hall 9, Rabalderstraede 9, Musicon, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark

Website: Fiberfolk Wool Festival.

What’s in your diary?

If you organise a yarn and fibre festival that is not listed, fill in my Contact Me form or leave details in the comments below. Please let me know about yarn and fibre festivals that are not listed by filling in the form on the Contact Me page or leaving details in the comments below.

This Post Has 27 Comments

  1. Skopinski Sophie

    There is a nice yarn festival in October, in Felletin, France (near Aubusson)
    Les journées nationales de la laine, october, 26, 27 and 28th
    Many workshops
    official website: http://journeesdelalaine.wixsite.com/felletin

    1. Being Knitterly

      Hi Sophie, thank you for letting me know about this yarn festival. I’ve added it to my list along with the weblink.

  2. esther

    Hi! Don’t miss Barcelona Knits Festival 2nd edition It will be held the weekend of 16 and 17th November 2019 at the WTC Barcelona.
    Check out their website http://www.barcelonaknits.com
    Thank you!

    1. Being Knitterly

      Thank you Esther for letting me know about Barcelona Knits Festival. It looks great! I’ve only been to Barcelona once, but would love to go back!

  3. Barbara

    There is also a yarn festival in Vienna in November – 02.11.-03.11.!
    Wiener Woll- und Stofffest!

    1. Being Knitterly

      Thank you Barbara for letting me know about this festival. I’ve added it to my ever-growing list.

  4. Julie Koester

    Knit with Friends festival is in Porto Portugal 8-9th June .. lots of classes too

    1. Being Knitterly

      Thank you Julie, I know that crochet is very popular in Portugal, but this is the only festival there on my list.

  5. Julie Koester

    Jyvaskyla Knitfest 4 -7th July is a fabulous show with classes
    held in the pretty town of Jyvaskyla Finland

    1. Being Knitterly

      Thank you Julie, this is the only knitting festival in Finland on my list.

    1. Being Knitterly

      May be you should organise one!

    1. Being Knitterly

      Thank you Merete! I’ve added those to my blog post.

  6. Anne-Grethe Jacobsen

    Hi –
    We have a great knitting festival in Stavanger, Norway. Next year is our 7th, and will be held on October 23rd-25th.
    Official websiite: http://www.stavangerstrikkefestival.no (English version coming.)
    IG: @stavangerstrikkefestival
    We have wiorkshops, lectures, marketplace and a lot of social events.

    1. Being Knitterly

      Anne-Grethe, thank you for letting me know about your festival. It sounds inspiring!

  7. Babaruda

    There is a festival in Poland, Torun in September called Drutozlot, organised by Hada (Hanna Maciejewska)

    1. Being Knitterly

      Thank you for letting me know about this festival!

    1. Being Knitterly

      Thankyou, Marled, I didn’t know about this one!

    1. Being Knitterly

      Cecilia, thankyou for letting me know about this festival.

  8. Marlene

    Hi there
    When us the Edinburgh Yarn festival in 2021?
    Warm regards
    Marlene Botha

    1. Being Knitterly

      Hi Marlene, I have not heard when the Edinburgh Yarn Festival will take place. On their website it says that the next EYF will be in 2021. It usually takes place in February, however, with the COVID restrictions, this seems unlikely.

  9. Lúcia

    Em Portugal organizamos o “À Procura do Novelo” nas Caldas da Rainha. Sempre em Setembro. O Próximo é dia 8, 9 e 10 Setembro de 2023.
    Toda a informação: http://www.aprocuradonovelo.pt

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