Upcoming Events throughout Devon

Devon plays host to a large and diverse array of events, with things to see and do throughout the year...

There are loads of interesting places to visit and something to appeal to everyone when staying in Devon. Choose from one of the many country houses and beautiful gardens, or perhaps visit one of our Farmers Markets, which take place throughout the year. For children there are an unlimited choice of fun activities and days out to be had at one of our award-winning play parks.

North Devon Events

The English Riviera & South Devon

Annual & Repeating Events for The English Riviera & South Devon

Dartmouth Artisans Market

Every 4th Sunday

Visit Websitehttps://www.bythedart.co.uk/new-dartmouth-artisan-market-launches/

Kingsbeer Festival

Held in mid July ALL ABOUT.... The (5th annual) KingsBeer Festival will once again be on the embankment at Kingswear and enjoys uninterrupted, panoramic views of the River Dart. We doubt there is a beer festival in the country with more beautiful views while you sample fantastic beers sourced from across the UK. We will be offering over 60 ales and ciders to choose from (plus wines and soft drinks) and there will be live music and a BBQ too! This year we are extending both the beer and food selections available.

Visit Websitehttps://www.kingsbeerfestival.com/

Ugborough Fair Week

Held at the beginning of July New for this year was the music tent, chicken racing and the children’s tent full of activities. There were plenty of stalls selling drinks, food and crafts as well as the book stall which was bigger than ever this year, and the infamous Bric-a-brac overflowing with treasures collected over the last 6 months. There were traditional cream teas served in the church and a proper BBQ in the square. Fair week started on Sunday 2nd July with a football tournament, Monday night was Pizza night, homemade pizzas cooked in a proper pizza oven are served alongside the Family Dog Show. Quiz Night was on Tuesday and Bingo was on Wednesday. New for this year was a Landrover Rally on Thursday – an amazing parade of Landrovers and other vintage vehicles in the square. Food and drinks will be available.

Visit Websitehttps://www.ugborough.com/ugborough-fair

Kingsbridge Fair

21st - 28th July

Visit Websitehttps://www.kingsbridgefairweek.co.uk/

National Fireworks Competition - Plymouth Hoe

The world famous British Firework Championships will return on 8 and 9 August, offering two nights of spectacular pyrotechnics that will illuminate Plymouth Sound. Six top firework companies will battle it out over two nights, each putting on an awe-inspiring ten minute display. Enjoy the thrill of the funfair on Plymouth Hoe, or simply sit back and soak up the atmosphere – it’s an unmissable event!

Visit Websitehttps://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/whats-on/british-firework-championships-p1166573

Exmoor

Annual & Repeating Events for Exmoor

North Devon

Annual & Repeating Events for North Devon

North Devon Farmers Market

Barnstaple Pannier Market, South Molton Market

Exeter & the Heart of Devon

Annual & Repeating Events for Exeter & the Heart of Devon

Devon County Show

Held during the third week in May every year. The Devon County Show is a much recommended agricultural show. It is held from Thursday to Saturday at the Westpoint Arena and Showground in Clyst St Mary near Exeter. Come and find the Devon Farms' stand and say "Hello"!

Visit Websitehttps://www.devoncountyshow.co.uk/

Mid Devon Show

Experience a true celebration of rural Mid Devon with an eclectic mix of breathtaking entertainment, food, shopping, music, horticulture and farm life. Mid Devon Show is an award winning show. You will be spoilt for choice with eight hours of nonstop entertainment and an adventure into local history, produce and the finest offerings in Mid Devon. Watch the exciting Main Ring events or wander into the Countryside Area.

Visit Websitehttp://www.middevonshow.co.uk/

Dartmoor

Annual & Repeating Events for Dartmoor

The Jurassic Coast & East Devon

Mar 10

The Grizzly

One of the largest cross country runs in the country, taking in the pebble beaches of Seaton, the bogs of Branscombe and the up and down terrain of the Axe Valley and held in all weathers in March. Book early for accommodation for this event and put yourself on the list early if you wish to compete!

Visit Websitehttp://www.axevalleyrunners.org.uk

Jun 22

Axe vale festival

Set in the Valley of Axminster this is a large show, with flowers, crafts, toys main ring with entertainment, music, dog show, antiques, food and drink. This year is the 25th Anniversary. Anne Swithinbank is coming and doing a Q&A and a talk. Free car parking and you can bring your dog.

Visit Websitehttp://www.axevaleshow.com    Call: 0129734517

Jun 29

Lets Rock Exeter

Lets Rock Exeter at Powerham Castle, Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ is aimed at the whole family, children can enjoy tons of free stuff, with a super funfair. With multiple bars, plus a wide range of quality food outlets selling food from around the world. With a fabulous line-up of artist to bring you the very best of the 80s

Visit Websitehttp://letsrockexeter.com

Aug 01

Honiton Show

The Honiton Show is held annually each year on the 1st Thursday in August. It has its own showground, a 140 acre site and is very much an agricultural show. The best of local farming, produce, crafts and rural skills. The Grand Parade of farm animals at 3.00 is a wonderful site. The show ring has great entertainment. Many stands for the shopper. Food and Drinks

Visit Websitehttp://www.honitonshow.co.uk    Call: 0140441794

Aug 02

Sidmouth Folk Week

2nd - 9th Aug There has been a folk festival in Sidmouth in the first week of August every year since 1955, now attracting tens of thousands of visitors to over 700 diverse events with broad ‘something for everyone’ appeal. With an ear to the past and an eye on the future, the festival features established stars and emerging talent; major concerts, lively roots parties; small intimate sessions; ceilidhs and folk dancing; storytelling; fun family entertainment and youth-centred sessions; hands-on workshops and spectacular dance displays; the best in South West crafts and the tastiest of local food and drink.

Visit Websitehttp://sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk/

Aug 14

Southleigh Country Fayre

All the fun of a rural fayre and country market in the small village of Southleigh only a few miles from Colyton. Watch the sheep racing, bring your dog for the family dog show, carriage rides, vintage tractors, stalls, live music, refreshments and much more. Children go free. 2 pm - 5 pm

Visit Websitehttp://www.colyton.co.uk

Aug 17

Dalwood village fair day

Small country village fair set in lovely countryside with great views. A mix of games and fun for all the family. Crafts, food and bar and more. Starts at 2pm free carpark in fields. You can bring your dog.

Aug 24

Sidmouth Regatta

Sidmouth Regatta held on the Bank Holiday weekend in August with many sea based activities, a raft race and a large firework display on the Saturday night. Sunday is based around Children and Families.

Visit Websitewww.visitsidmouth.co.uk

Aug 31

Colyton Carnival Week

A fun-filled programme of events spread over a week culminating in the main procession throughout the town on 7th September 2019

Aug 31

East Devon Carnival Circuit

Seaton 31st August 2019 Colyton 7th September 2019 Axminster 14th September 2019 Sidmouth Budleigh Salterton 28th September 2019 Exmouth Honiton 26th October 2019 Ottery St Mary

Visit Websitehttp://www.westcountrycarnivals.co.uk

Nov 05

Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels

The tar barrels are a traditional event hundreds of years old starting after the gunpowder plot of 1605. Locals carry flaming full-sized, tar barrels through the streets. Attend if you dare, but not for the faint-hearted!!

Visit Websitehttp://www.tarbarrels.co.uk

Annual & Repeating Events for The Jurassic Coast & East Devon

Honiton Hot Pennies

Honiton Hot Pennies are thrown from the high windows of the High Street to the youngsters down below. A floral glove is erected for the week and the saying goes that no one can be arrested while the glove is up (however, the police ignore this bit)! This event dates back to the 13th century and is held on the first Tuesday after the 19th July at 12 noon. They were heated very hot in the old days, so as to scald the fingers of the poor, as the rich were amused by this. Today, thankfully, they are only warm.

Honiton Hill Rally

Honiton Hill Rally is held on the last weekend of August at the Smeatharpe Airfield. Vintage tractors, other machines of time gone by and all things vintage can be seen working. Country crafts, and demonstrations. This is a large event being held over two days, Sunday and Monday, after which there is a large auction.

Visit Websitehttp://www.info@honitonhillrally.co.uk    Call: 07929534277

Honiton Charter Day

Charter day is celebrated the Saturday before Hot Pennies. It is 760 years since Honiton was given its market Charter, which states that a market can be held on the High Street each week. For this event, people wear the costumes of 760 years ago to man the stalls.

Visit Websitehttp://www.honitoncharterday.webstarts.com

Wiscombe Park Hill Climb

Championship hill racing in a beautiful valley on the outskirts of Colyton. Approximately 9 different meetings spread throughout the season of April - September to include Championship Hill Climb, racing cars, motorcycles and side cars and vintage racing.

Visit Websitehttp://www.wiscombepark.co.uk