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The Best 2024 Yarn Crawl for Every Season

Are You Ready for a Yarn Crawl Adventure?

We’re diving into the enchanting world of yarn crawl events, a trend that’s taking the crafting community by storm. Imagine a day filled with vibrant colors, the softest textures, and the soothing rhythm of your favorite pastime – crochet. Fellow yarn enthusiasts surround you as you explore cozy local yarn shops and discover unique fibers that spark your creativity. If this sounds like your idea of a perfect day, then you’re just like me!

What is a Yarn Crawl? Read more here!

Yarn crawls have become more than just a leisurely stroll for crafters; they’re a chance to delve into your passion and meet fellow yarn lovers. These events are growing in popularity because they connect individuals who share a deep appreciation for the art of yarn.

Here’s my ongoing list of yarn crawls. Contact me to add any in your area!

2024 Dates and Events

Yellow Rose on the Coast is scheduled for February 2-3, 2024, in Port Aransas, Texas. Free admission.

The Rose City Yarn Crawl will be from March 7-10, 2024. This much-anticipated event is also known as the Unravel Portland crawl. (Portland, Oregon)

Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival in Dickson, TN, will be March 22-23, 2024

The Scottish Yarn Festival is held in Perth. The Scottish Wool Producers Showcase has been scheduled for March 23, 2024

Charm City Yarn Crawl (Baltimore) was held in March 2023. Dates for 2024 have not been announced.

The James River Yarn Crawl features a CAL with beautiful colorways that you’ll find when visiting the five shops between Richmond and Virginia Beach, VA. April 5-13, 2024.

Bring your spurs and come on over for the North Texas Yarn Crawl – April 19 – April 28, 2024, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex (Texas).

Where to Stay Near McKinney, Texas for the North Texas Yarn Crawl:

The Minnesota Yarn Sock Hop will be April 11-14, 2024

Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival will be held on April 27th, 2024, in North Haven.

WNC Yarn Crawl – Local yarn stores in the WNC/Asheville area host an annual Yarn Crawl in May of each year. It’s usually the weekend before Mother’s Day. This year’s will be May 7-12, 2024.

Fleece and Fiber Festival at Hollockville Museum Farm happened in May 2023. I don’t have the 2024 dates yet. This event features talented fiber artisans, sheep shearing demonstrations, tours of the Hallock Homestead, and fun for the whole family. Located in Riverhead, New York.

Pacific Northwest Yarn Crawl – The crawl is happening May 2 – 5, 2024. Enjoy this fun event in spring.

The New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival is being held in Deerfield on May 11 & 12, 2024.

The Orange Blossom Yarn Crawl is a whirlwind event for central Florida fiber arts enthusiasts. Watch for more details about the 2024 event.

Crawl any time you want along the Hudson Valley Yarn Trail.

Puget Sound LYS Tour began in 2006 and has expanded with additional dates and shops. With more than 20 participating shops, this is a sure winner! The 2024 dates are coming soon.

Where to Stay for the Puget Sound LYS Tour:

Houston Fiber Fest is a June event. This is a juried event and purposefully selects vendors with high-quality products. Vendors are industry-specific, and you’ll find only the best yarn, fiber, and fiber arts products when you visit the vendor pavilion.

Maine Fiber Frolic will be held on June 1-2, 2024, at the Windsor Fairgrounds.

Yarn Along The Rockies is a 9-day yarn crawl, including a Passport Tour of 20 vibrant yarn shops in Colorado. 2024 dates pending.

Estes Park Wool Market – Plan ahead for the upcoming event ~ June 6-9, 2024 ~ Read more about our visit to this beautiful location near the Rocky Mountains National Park.

Mark your calendars for July 19th -27th to attend the Arkansas Yarn Crawl. The open hours for each stop are available on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/aryarncrawl/

Heartland Yarn Adventure is on the schedule for July 26 – August 4, 2024. It’s a flexible 10-day road trip with local yarn shops in locations from mid-Michigan to northern Kentucky. Then, hit the destinations in eastern Indiana and all the way across Ohio.  This is truly a crochet escapade! #heartlandyarnadventure

The Great Tennessee Yarn Tour is a new event. In 2023, it was held in August. Dates are August 3 – 31, 2024

Do the Texas Yarn Trail this year! It’s August 22 – August 28, 2024. The dates are set but the trail map has not been issued yet. Stay tuned for the latest details!

Craftours and the Creative Crochet Corner are taking guests on a nine-day tour of Norway from September 21 to 29, 2024. This event includes a full day at the Bergen Knit Fest, too.

Fabulous northern Colorado and southern Wyoming yarn stores have teamed up to offer the annual Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl! However, the 2024 dates are not available at this time.

The Yarn Discovery Tour is a recent addition to our Crochet Getaway directory! This fun tour is in Northeast Ohio ~ In 2023, it was held in September. The 2024 dates are pending.

DFW Fiber Fest will be held September 20-22, 2024, at the Irving Convention Center.

Scotland/Shetland Wool Week Tour is open for pre-registration with ElegantEweTravel. This 12-day trip will take place in late September 2024.

The Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival will be held in late September 2024 at the fairgrounds in Tunbridge, Vermont.

Jessy at Brighter Things Planning is offering a textile tour of Scotland. October 12, 2024.

Hill Country Yarn Crawl, aka The Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas– Explore historic Texas – 2024 dates and website access are pending. While crawling, visit the Alamo, learn about Texas history, and see the unexpected hilly terrain deep in the heart of Texas.

Glasgow School of Yarn is an annual event. It is Scotland’s longest-running yarn festival, located at The Trades Hall of Glasgow. Plan for October 18-20, 2024..

November is a perfect time for a fall festival at an alpaca farm! A Stroka Gene Us near Laurel, Mississippi, has its annual farm festival and vendor event each year on the weekend before Thanksgiving. Read all about my visit to this farm tour. Plan your trip for November 2024.

Discover Bavaria and Austria with Creative Crochet Corner. The 9-day Christmas experience is set for November 30 to December 8, 2024.

Tips for Crawlers and Participating Yarn Crawl Shops:

Travel Tip: Call ahead to the shops. Ask if there are any featured speakers or demos during the dates of the crawl if this information is not provided with your passport package.

Budget Tip: Yes, I understand. Yarn crawls and crochet retreats are not always budget-friendly! Keep your stash in check by setting a budget for the trip or each day’s adventures. For instance, choose yarns with a project in mind so that you purchase in the correct quantities. Take your patterns with you or purchase patterns in the shops (along with the recommended yarns).

Budget Tip 2: For Yarn Crawls in the United States, use the GasBuddy app to find locations and prices for gasoline during your driving trips. It’s my go-to app when I’m on the road. App users can also update the prices to help other travelers.

Shop Owners and Event Planner’s Marketing Tip: Use your large Facebook banner as advertising real estate for your yarn crawl dates and include a link to your event webpage. Update the dates when the current event closes out.

Is there a yarn crawl in your area? Tell me all about it in the form below.

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