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Fantastic Events in Devon, Dorset and Somerset

There are so many great events in Devon, Dorset and Somerset, you are sure to find days out to suit your family, whatever the ages.

Many visitors to the area make a point of booking when their favourite event is running. Here are some of the best well known ones for 2019:

Exeter Festival of Food and Drink – samples to your hearts content, local food producers and demonstrations by celebrity chefs as well as hands on courses and entertainment. 4th, 5th & 6th May 

River Cottage Food Fair –  a fun day out at the River Cottage HQ trying food, joining in with activities and enjoying entertainment. With demonstrations and talks from many of the River Cottage TV show regulars  25th – 26th May

Axe Vale Show  –  with it’s early focus on gardening and crafts, this festival now has something for everyone from food to crafts, arena displays and entertainment and has expanded to run over 2 days.  – 22nd and 23rd June 

Lyme Regis Life Boat Week –  a week long schedule of events for all the family. 27th July  – 3rd August

Honiton Show –  one of the largest one day agricultural shows in England. Full of animals, tractors, food and entertainment. Thursday 1st August.

Sidmouth Folk Festival Week –  one of the best small festivals in the country with a huge range of music and entertainment. performances all over town and many free events  2nd  – 9th August.

Lyme Regis Carnival and Regatta Week. A week of activities for all ages as well as a fantastic fire work display, All raising money for local charities and organisations 3rd  –  11th August

Dalwood Fair –  our local village fair is a traditional event with family entertainment, games of chance and displays. Popular with visitors and a locals alike. Saturday 17th August

Buckham Fair –  not being held in 2019

River Cottage Festival –  enjoy the bank holiday weekend at River Cottage HQ with food, classes, joining in with activities or just pick one of the evening sessions of music to enjoy.  24th – 25th August 2018

Sidmouth Air Display.
Friday 23rd August

Sidmouth Regatta and Fireworks
Traditional sea based activities take place on Saturday 24th August culminating with live music and a spectacular firework display. Sundays events are for the children and their families. 

Once you are at Andrewshayes make sure you take a look in our well stocked information room on the park. We advertise many local events and hold a wide range of leaflets and guides for nearby tourist attractions.

In addition you can take a look online at the list prepared by our very own on-site blogger Clare, who runs a great website called  –  she has an Events listing section as well as write ups and reviews of local walks, days out and top places for cream teas! Well worth a look.

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