Cambridge Yarn Festival is coming to town !

We are delighted to announce that Cambridge Yarn Festival is coming to town - Burgess Hall St.Ives on 10th June 2023. The market town of St.Ives is a hidden gem set in the beautiful north Cambridgeshire countryside.
There are many appealing reasons to visit such as the tranquil riverside, the traditional weekly markets and tea and cake in the tea rooms. 

Jem & Camilla are in the midst of planning this very special BRAND NEW event and applications will be opening on 1st September 2022 for vendors to apply - however if you really can't wait and REALLY want to be involved drop us a line jem@cambridgeyarnfestival.co.uk and we'll add you to our growing list !

We are also looking for Volunteers to help on the day of the yarn show - in return you will receive a £25 voucher to spend on any stand/s on the day of the event.

We are also hoping to 'yarn bomb' the foyer with amazing knitted/crocheted creations with the theme of 'Summer' so think butterfly's, rainbows, flowers, bumble bee's, sunflowers.If you are happy to make a donate please let us know - I am sure we can swap you with a skein of yarn or a FREE ticket to the yarn show to see your creations in the flesh !

About the venue 

With a swimming pool - bowling alley - cafe and even a beauty lounge on site there are plenty of other things to do after you've shopped for yarn in our amazing venue or take a look at the list of local things to do below. Anything you decide to do on your day visit to St.Ives we strongly advise you to research and book ahead before travelling.

Plan Your Day

Our yarn show will be organized with a view to keeping our space mindful and crafty with room to breathe Visitors will have a designated arrival time and leaving time with enough time to explore our stands and take part in all the fun things we will be doing ! 

Take some time to read more about St.Ives here and why not spend the rest of your day visiting  ?

If you want to explore the pretty town of St, Ives before or after the yarn show, the town centre is about a 10 minute walk from the Burgess Hall alongside the canal. You could take your project and sit by the river or find a cosy corner in one of the many tea shops in town. 

If history is your thing, we can recommend a visit to the Norris Museum which tells the story of Huntingonshire from 160 million years ago to the present day. You'll find it on the walk into town and admission is free.


Take a boat on the river

St Ives Electric Boat Company provides boat cruises along the Great Ouse River from the Quay to the Old Riverport and now the summer season has started, they are providing every day hourly cruises from St Ives Quay to Hemingford Grey Lock, with a tour guide - click on the image to head to their website.

Dine in the local tearooms

The River Terrace Café in Bridge Street is a beautiful spot to sit in the sun and enjoy some delicious sandwiches, scones and cakes, with a cup of tea or a refreshing drink.

Tom's Cakes in Market Hill sells freshly made cakes and on a rainy day it’s very cosy to sit in, and the Little Acre Café in Crown Street is a good place to sit with a cup of tea and your laptop!

Antique Shops

There are some great antique stores around St Ives. Why not browse a few ..

The Courtyard Craft

Awarded the "Business in the community award" from the Mayor of  St.Ives.Located in the cobbled courtyard here at Hyperion Auctions St Ives you will find our new 'Business in a Box', a unique market style shopping experience with a difference. With up to 20 individual businesses they will sell everything from crafts to home wares, furniture, trinkets, gifts, antiques, baby clothes, refurbed items,  retro chic and much much more. Each 'box' is managed by individual dealers, being open 7 days a week this is a great new venture for St Ives. Whether you are looking for something unique for your home from the range of retro and up-cycled furniture, bespoke frames or baby wear and garden furniture and wares we have so much to see so please come and support your local business and see what we have to offer.

A stream of shops 

There is a great choice of convenience shops and chains including Boots, Superdrug, New Look, Fat Face. There are also hairdressers, florists, jewellers, estate agents and even wedding shops.

Take a walk 

Walking towards the Dolphin Hotel over the bridge and out into the countryside you will discover cows sleeping in the fields, sheep and their lambs. It is a very pleasant walk leading up to Hemingford Grey.