5 Things to Look Forward To At Loch Ness Knit Fest 2019

From 16th to 20th October 2019, Loch Ness Knit Fest comes to Inverness Leisure Centre and we are already getting a little bit excited! Knitters, stitchers, weavers and crocheters from around the world will be arriving in Scotland for all things woolly and crafty. So, we’ve stitched together five things you can look forward to at this year’s event.

1. Main Stage Entertainment

Throughout the event, you’ll be entertained with music, dance, fashion shows and demonstrations. So you can check out up-and-coming new trends, get some tips from the experts, and enjoy traditional Scottish performances.

2. The Marketplace

Open on the Friday and Saturday, you can pick up the very best in wools and threads, needles and hooks, patterns and books. The Knit Fest Marketplace is is a wonderful place to browse the latest knitting must-haves from top quality local suppliers.

Coloured wool on a market stall

3. Workshops and Presentations

Those that wish to brush up on their skills can book into focused workshops and there are also some fascinating presentations scheduled. See Thursday and Friday workshops, and Friday and Saturday presentations for more information.

4. Sightseeing Tours

Make sure you get out and discover more of our spectacular region on Wednesday or Sunday, with Knit Fest’s popular sightseeing tours. Be amazed by the beauty of Loch Ness while enjoying the company of fellow knitters. A wee nip of whisky may help with spotting the Loch’s most famous resident!

The ruins of Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness

5. Evening Events

From glittering gala dinners to concerts and ceilidhs, there are three evening events to enjoy this year. There’s even a knit-a-long after party. The perfect chance to get together with other crafters and celebrate at Loch Ness Knit Fest!

Knit Fest 2019 Tickets and Booking

Tickets for Knit Fest are available now. Please note this is for general admission, which allows access to the Knit Fest Hub including marketplace and main stage. However, you’ll need to book in advance and pay an additional fee for some of the other activities on offer, such as workshops, sightseeing tours and evening events. See the Knit Fest website for full details.