2020 Knitters' Fair – Sept 12

Save the date for our 2020 event - Saturday September 12, 2020 at the Kitchener Aud.

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Info for Attendees

The Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair is the oldest and largest one-day knitting event in Canada. Organized and hosted by the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Guild, it is truly organized "by knitters, for knitters".

K-W Knitters' Fair

Details

The Fair is held at "The Aud" (Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex) in Kitchener, Ontario, and hosts over 100 vendors offering the latest and greatest of knitting products. The Fair is your one-stop-shop to see and feel the latest yarn, ogle the vibrant colours, visit with friends, have lunch, listen to a great speaker, be inspired by our Fashion Show, and pamper yourself at our Knitters' Spa.

Our vendors offer an incredible selection of yarn and fibre in every colour, knitting books, patterns, buttons, tools, and accessories. We also welcome several vendors who offer fibre for spinning. You should also visit the Micro Market, a space to showcase smaller local designers and knitting-related businesses.

Location

The Aud - Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex
400 East Ave
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 1Z6

The most straightforward way to get to the Aud from outside Kitchener is to take Highway 7 (Conestoga Parkway) to the Ottawa St exit: the Aud's main entrance is just East of the Eastbound off-ramp.

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KW Knitters' Fair Safe Space Policy

The planning committee for the KW Knitters’ Fair is committed to creating a safe, welcoming, accessible, and inclusive event for everyone. All vendors, attendees, and volunteers have the right to feel safe and included, regardless of ethnicity, race, place of origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental health, or socio-economic status.

The KW Knitters’ Fair does not tolerate harassment, discrimination, or abuse of Fair attendees, vendors, or volunteers. Such behaviour may result in removal from the event without refund or a permanent ban from future events. Fair volunteers, event security, or venue staff have the authority to remove offenders from the event.

If you witness or experience abusive or discriminatory behaviour at the Fair, and you feel safe to do so, please speak with a Fair Committee member or a Safe Space Ambassador. All Fair Committee members will be wearing purple “Fair Committee” t-shirts, and Safe Space Ambassadors will be in a rainbow “Safe Space Ambassador” sash.

A designated safe space at the Fair will be located upstairs in the Viewing Lounge between the arenas. Look for the safe space symbol on the attendee handout, or ask any volunteer or member of the Fair Committee.

Fair volunteers and Committee members do not have the expertise or training to mediate conflicts or provide crisis support. For support and resources, please contact:

  • Here247 for addictions, mental health, and crisis services in Waterloo/Wellington Region - 1-844-437-3247
  • For a comprehensive list of crisis support services and mental health services, visit Family and Children's Services website
  • We welcome feedback and critique on our efforts as we strive to offer a more inclusive event for all.

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    Photos

    Check out some photos from previous Fairs. You can also explore our flickr account to see what the Guild offers throughout the year.

    KWKnittersGuild flickr album: 2016 Fair

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    Contact

    knittersfair@kwknittersguild.ca

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    Vendors at the Fair

    The Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair vendors will be announced below as they register. The following vendors confirmed for the 2019 fair: Back to Top

    Fair Badge

    Stay tuned for next year's badge!

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