2024 Jigsaw Festivals & The British Jigsaw Championship


I love going to Jigsaw Festivals! Find a jigsaw festival near you with my list below. If you are the organiser of a 2024 jigsaw festival, please get in contact to get your event listed here for free!

Find, rare & vintage jigsaw puzzles all fully pieced together and on display, so there are no missing pieces. Hundreds available to buy at discounted prices, and all the money goes to good causes. Not to mention the home baked cakes and super friendly people!

Newmarket Jigsaw Festival - Call the Midwife jigsaw puzzle

Newmarket Jigsaw Festival 2024

The annual Newmarket Jigsaw Festival is held in St Mary’s church every June.

It was the first jigsaw festival I ever went to, and I had never seen so many rare and vintage jigsaw puzzles. They even had the ‘Call the Midwife’ puzzle I designed for Gibsons. I remember watching the entire first series in a single day – for research purposes, of course!   

Details of the 2024 Newmarket Jigsaw Festival have now been released and the dates are :

Friday 21 June, 2024.  10am – 4pm
Saturday 22 June, 2024.  10am – 8pm
Sunday 23 June, 2024.  Midday – 4pm
Monday 24 June, 2024.  10am – 4pm
Tuesday 25 June, 2024.  10am – 6pm
Entry fee is £2 (children free)

Over 1500 completed jigsaws available to buy as well as a new ‘Bargain Table’ and Brand New puzzles.

The British Jigsaw Championship

Details of the 2024 British Jigsaw Championships have now been released with a major change of venue.
Now held at : Newmarket Rowley Mile Racecourse. Rowley Mile Drive, Newmarket CB8 OTF.

Date is : Sun, 23 Jun 2024 10:00 – 16:00
Registration is now open and cost is £17
(which includes unlimited entry to the St Mary’s Festival)

See more on my British Jigsaw Championship page.

Newmarket jigsaw festival
Newmarket jigsaw festival - Call the Midwife jigsaw puzzle
Newmarket jigsaw puzzle festival

Isle of Wight Jigsaw Festival 2024

Mon 12th –  Sat 17th August 2024
St. James’ Church, East Cowes, Isle of Wight
Daily : 10am to 4pm
Weds & Thurs 6:30pm to 8:30pm

2024 will be the Isle of Wight jigsaw festival’s 29th year!

It started in 1995 when Rev. Stuart Cleaver came up with the idea of displaying his own private collection of jigsaw puzzles to raise funds for the church. Other church members joined in, and 80 puzzles were sold. In 2022, this increased to over 1,100 jigsaw puzzles!

Isle of Wight jigsaw festival details here

Ramsbottom Jigsaw Festival 2024

4 – 7  Sept 2024
Weds-Fri : 10am to 5pm
Sat: 10am to 4pm
Unlimited Entry: £2 (accompanied children free)

St. Pauls Church, Bridge Street, Ramsbottom.

Ramsbottom jigsaw festival was the second I visited, and again there was a vast range of vintage jigsaw puzzles on display, as well as lots of home-baked cakes!

Join in their 10th year celebrations!
Drop off puzzles (or pickup to make) between 10 and 11:30am on:
Sat 27 April
Sat 11 May
Sat 25 May
Sat 8 June
Sat 22 June
Sat 13 July
Please do check before making a journey!

Ramsbottom 2024 jigsaw festival details here

Charity Jigsaw Festival at Brighouse

Charity Jigsaw Festival 2024

Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August 2024
10am to 5pm except Sunday from 12 noon
              (last entry 4.15pm)

St. Martin’s Church, Church Lane, Brighouse, HD6 1AT
Held annually since 2012 (except two Covid years)

A message from Alan Sparks, Founder and Principal Organiser :
“Thank you to everybody who supported our Festival in August 2023 which raised £13,000 for our nominated good causes.”

An online shop, featuring probably the largest online selection of
pre-owned jigsaws in the UK, supports the Brighouse Charity Jigsaw Festival – a social enterprise which has donated over £136,000 to support disadvantaged and underprivileged children and young people.

Brighouse Charity Jigsaw Festival details here

Brighouse jigsaw festival
Hitchin jigsaw festival

Hitchin Jigsaw Festival

Fri 27 –  Sat 28th October 2023

St. Mary’s Church, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Raising money for the Philip Veale Children’s Centre in Malawi, they are asking for lots & lots of donated puzzles, please!

Hitchin jigsaw festival details here

Cockerham Jigsaw Festival 2024

7 -8 September 2024
St Michael’s Church, Cockerham, Lancaster LA2 0EF

Preloved and new jigsaws for sale. Preloved are made up so that you see that all the pieces are there.
They will be broken up and boxed for you to take home. Follows the morning service on Sunday. Refreshments available.

New! Highcliffe Community Association Jigsaw Fayre 2024

6-10 August 2024

Greystones House, Waterford Road,Highcliffe. BH23 5JL
 10am – 4pm every day.
They are looking for donations of 500, 750 or 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles in good condition and in undamaged boxes.
As this is their first event, it would be great for as many people to help them out!
The Inaugural event! More details here.

Warrington Jigsaw Festival 2023

22-24 September
St. Elphin’s Parish Church

Church Street, Warrington WA1 2TL, Warrington
St Elphin’s Parish Church, St Barnabas and Holy Trinity churches have joined forces.
More details here.

IIkely Jigsaw Festival 2023

26 – 28th October
Christchurch, The Grove, Ilkley, LS29 9LW

St. Luke’s Cheshire Hospice Autumn Jigsaw Championship 2023

29 October 2023
Lecture Room, St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice,Grosvenor House, Queensway, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 1BH

More details here

Leamington Spa Jigsaw Festival 2023

10 – 11 November
Dale Street Methodist Church
Leamington Spa

More details here

Harpendon Jigsaw Festival

Ever wondered what a jigsaw festival is like?

Below is a video by Gibsons from Harpendon Jigsaw Festival.

Alton Jigsaw Festival 2024?

Alton Jigsaw Festival – hopefully details will be available soon.

Culcheth Jigsaw Festival 2024?

Culcheth Jigsaw Festival – hopefully coming to Newchurch Parish Church details will be available soon.

Other Jigsaw Festivals 2024

Please do get in contact with details of any other jigsaw festivals happening in 2024.
I would love to include them all!

A special thank you to Alan Sparks for helping me with this page.
He has been a volunteer consultant in the creation of many festivals and I’m sure they all appreciated his help.  

Geoff Lee

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