What's On This Year In And Around

Fenny Bridges



April 2015  

17 - 19 April

Budleigh Salterton Jazz Weekend

Featuring a great line up of talent. For a full list of events and ticket prices visit the Budleigh Jazz Festival website.

For more information visit :- www.budleighjazzfestival.org

24-26 April

Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink

Indulge in some of the finest produce from over one hundred regional producers in two huge food pavilions and in high quality food to go outlets across the site

For more information visit :- www.exeterfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk


May 2015


1-3 May

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

Fossil-hunting walks on the beach, collectors showing and discussing their finds, scientists analysing the past and looking at the future, artists, musicians and actors all offering an opportunity to look, listen, touch, question and above all, to stimulate the enquiring mind.

For more information visit :- www.fossilfestival.com

21-23 May

Devon County Show, Westpoint Arena

The Devon County Show is the largest event in the county calendar and is the perfect place to enjoy a virtual tour of rural life.

For more information visit :- www.devoncountyshow.co.uk


June 2015


5-7 June

The Contemporary Crafts Festival

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.  The Contemporary Craft Festivalbrings together exceptional work from leading makers from all over the UK and Ireland.  Over 10,000 visitors are anticipated to visit one of the UK's largest and finest craft events.

For more information visit :-  The contemporary Crafts Festival


July 2015


10-18 July

Budleigh Salterton Music Festival

Each summer people visit Devon from the UK and overseas and enjoy two exhilarating weeks of the very best in opera, music, and exciting events in the small picturesque town of Budleigh Salterton, near to Exeter.

For more information visit :-  Budleigh Salterton Music Festival

10-12 July

Tiverton Balloons and Music Festival

An exciting ballooning, music and aerial extravaganza taking place, More than 30 balloons are planned to take to the skies on the evening of Friday the 10th.  On Friday and Saturday there will be evening entertainment provided by a hot air balloon 'Night Glow', from 21:50, where balloons will give a fire and light show, choreographed to music alongside fire jugglers and a lantern procession.

For more information visit :- www.tivertonballoonfestival.co.uk/

28 July

Honiton's Hot Pennies Day

Grab pennies warmed in ovens that are thrown out into the High Street from various outlets and Inns in the Town to celebrate a very old tradition that goes back as far as 1221. Proceedings begin at 12 noon with the Town Crier in the High Street.

For more information visit :-  Honiton's Hot Pennies Day




July 31 - 7 August

Sidmouth Folk Week

Sidmouth FolkWeek is a unique week-long seaside celebration of music, dance and song taking place in the charming East Devon regency coastal resort – a must in every festival goer’s annual diary. There has been a folk festival in Sidmouth in the first week of August every year since 1955, attracting tens of thousands of visitors to over 700 diverse events with a promise of ‘something for everyone’ – from major league concerts to small intimate sessions, from ceilidh dancing to lively roots parties, from family entertainment to youth-centred masterclasses, from social dance to colourful dance displays. The town’s streets and venues come alive with festive atmosphere as holidaymakers and festival goers join together in a music-based holiday to remember.

For more information visit :-  Sidmouth Folk Week

6 August

Honiton & District Agricultural Show

One day bumper event showcasing all agriculture, stalls, main ring events and much more.  A Traditional Show for the farming Community.

For more information visit :-  Honiton & District Agricultural Show

6 - 15 August

Beer Regatta

A week packed with different events to suit all ages – from scavenger hunts and children’s fun to fireworks and late night dances – you’re sure to find something at Beer Regatta. Main day is Thursday 14th August.

For more information visit :-   Beer Regatta

23 -24 August

Honiton Hill Rally

The August Bank Holiday sees The Honiton Hill Rally take place 3 miles from Honiton just outside the village of Stockland. Featuring classic tractor and traction engines, other vehicles, stalls, food and craft tents, main ring events. Plus the even popular auction held on the Monday.

For more information visit :-  Honiton Hill Rally




17 - 20 September

Budleigh Salterton Literature Festival

The Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival has been astonishingly successful in attracting acclaimed writers to the weekend event. "Words by the Sea" speaks for itself with a rich mix of different authors, all of whom have that rare ability to interest, entertain and excite.

For more information visit :-  Budleigh Salterton Literature Festival




5 November

Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels

Every year on November 5th for reasons lost in antiquity, the Flaming Tar Barrels are carried through the streets of Ottery St Mary to the delight of thousands of townsfolk and visitors.

For more information visit :-  Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels

9 - 14 November

Honiton Antiques Festival

Honiton Antiques Festival week, full of exhibitions, valuations and of course auctions all to be held in the antique shops and Auction Houses in Honiton.

For more information visit :-  Honiton Antiques Festival