What’s On Events in North Tawton and surrounding area of Devon
Agricultural shows, archaeology, art and craft fairs, art exhibitions, book festivals, carnivals, concerts, county show, country fairs, drama, flower displays, food festivals, hobby events, motorcycle rally, music festivals, open gardens, sewing and wool shows, and community organisation events.
What’s On Events in and around North Tawton, Devon, throughout the year.
NGS Garden Open for Charity – Higher Cherubeer, Dolton, Winkleigh, Devon, EX19 8PP.
Friday 10, Friday 17, Friday 24 February 2017
Open 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Winter opening for National Collection of cyclamen, hellebores and over 300 snowdrop varieties.
Home-made Teas available.
Admission: Adults £4.00 Children free.
NGS Garden Open for Charity – East Worlington House, East Worlington, Crediton, Devon, EX17 4TS.
Sunday 5 March and Sunday 12 March 2017
Open 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
East Worlington House 2 acre garden is filled with thousands of crocuses and set in a beautiful position with views down the valley to Little Dart River, these spectacular crocuses have spread over many years through the garden and into the neighbouring churchyard.
Devon Cream Teas available in thatched parish hall next to house.
Admission: Adults £3.50 Children free.
Exeter Festival of South West Food
Saturday 29 April to Monday 1 May 2017
The Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink is an annual event held in the courtyard of Exeter Castle and the surrounding Northernhay Gardens, EX4 3QE, right in the centre of Exeter. Taking place over three days, the Festival also includes two evening Festival After Dark Events featuring live music, chef demos, and a great atmosphere. Stalls serving delicious food and drink throughout the day.
Michael Caines MBE of Gidleigh Park, Chagford, Devon.
“At Home” is Michael Caines’ first recipe book and contains almost a hundred ideas for cooking in a domestic environment.
Exeter Festival of South West Food achieved Tourism Event of the Year Gold Award 2013.
Ten Tors Challenge
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May 2017
The Ten Tors Challenge organised by the Army, specifically 43 (Wessex) Brigade, from its Moor Group Headquarters at Okehampton Camp. It is assisted by the Royal Navy (with manpower and helicopters), the Royal Air Force and the Dartmoor Rescue Group: between them, they oversee the participants and ensure that none comes to lasting harm.
Dartmoor Ten Tors Challenge takes place annually in May and is limited to 2,400 individuals, four hundred teams of six teenagers. The teams, depending on age, face hikes of 35, 45 or 55 miles (56, 72 or 88km) visiting ten nominated Tors over two days.
Devon County Show
Thursday 18, Friday 19, Saturday 20 May 2017
The Devon County Show is the biggest show in the County of Devon and the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing family day out sampling the many wonders of the local countryside. From fabulous livestock and fine local food, magnificent flowers, and gardens, to rural skills and country crafts pursuits and practically non-stop activity in six rings, there’s something for everyone who loves the countryside way of life.
All things Farming, Food, and Fun at Devon County Show.
Members of the Women’s Institute are showing that they are much more than “Jam and Jerusalem” through their presence at the Devon County Show craft marquee.
Devon County Show, Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ.
Royal Cornwall Show
Thursday 8, Friday 9, Saturday 10 June 2017
There’s something for every member of the family at the Royal Cornwall Show.
The Royal Cornwall show is the biggest annual event in the county and is full of exhibits and activities which offer much in the way of entertainment, competition, information, shopping and all that’s best in food and farming.
Royal Cornwall Show at Whitecross, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7JE
The Contemporary Craft Festival
Friday 9, Saturday 10, Sunday 11 June 2017
The finest event in the South West celebrating the best of British designer making.
Contemporary Craft Festival at Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AL
Okehampton Food and Music Festival
Okehampton Town Centre, EX20 1EP – from 9:30 am onwards.
Iddesleigh Summer Fair
July 2016 (2017 TBA)
Michael Morpurgo War Horse Event and Country Fair to celebrate Farms for City Children’s 40th Anniversary.
Iddesleigh Summer Fair at Nethercott House, Iddesleigh Village, near Okehampton, Devon.
Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 July 2017
Hatherleigh’s festival 2017 is to include a Poetry and Creative Writing competition open to all ages and abilities. Hatherleigh Festival has linked up with the Arvon Creative Writing Charity for 2017 event.
The Arvon method has hit on the precise formula, the perfect ‘Open Sesame’ needed to crack the shell and release the hidden creative energy – Ted Hughes
Chagstock Music Festival
Friday 21 and Saturday 22 July 2017
Chagstock Music Festival is a not for profit organisation supporting Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Water Aid charities. Chagstock annual music festival event attracts an attendance of 5,000.
Camping areas for Campers and Caravans, and a quieter camping field for families, at Chagstock Music Festival.
The Best Little Festival in The South West ~ Ade Edmondson
Chagford’s Chagstock Music Festival near Dartmoor, West Devon, at Higher Fields, Whiddon Down, EX20 2PR
Mid Devon Show
Saturday 22 July 2017
The Mid Devon annual show, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, is a superb mix of agriculture, crafts, local produce, various displays, and stands.
Mid Devon Show located at Knightshayes, Chettiscombe, Tiverton, Devon EX16 7QT
Step Back In Time Festival
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July 2017
Archaeology, Battle Re-enactments, Live Arena Shows, Living History, New Exhibits, Crafts, Vehicles, Old Computers, and Car Boot Sale. Fun things to do for all the family.
The Step Back In Time Festival opens at 11:00 am. Admission £5 for adults.
FREE Camping for exhibitors who attend both days.
Licensed Bar with Real Ales. Food and Live Music.
Discover the latest news about the Moistown Archaeology Project: outcome of research undertaken by ACE Archaeology Club into the medieval and post-medieval settlement at Moistown, part of Pattiland Farm.
The Step Back In Time Festival of Archaeology and Old Technology at Pattiland Farm, Broadwoodkelly, Near Winkleigh, Devon, EX19 8ED
Lapstock Music Festival
Friday 28 and Saturday 29 July 2017
Lapford annual music festival event boasts the finest eclectic mix of music that Devon has to offer; a celebration of young local musicians and local bands, with all genres of music catered for, everything from rock, pop, and folk through to blues and jazz.
Lapstock Music Festival at The Mill, Lapford, Devon EX17 6PU
North Devon Show 2017
Wednesday 2 August 2017
North Devon’s premier agricultural event – The North Devon Show – is a celebration of its agricultural roots. A host of livestock classes occupy the arenas throughout the day; with Alpacas, Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Show Jumping and Open Dog Show.
Attractions, crafts, displays, demonstrations, local food, and trade stands.
North Devon Show is open from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.
The North Devon Show situated in an impressive 50 acres site, with an adjacent car parking area of 42 acres: on the A377 five miles south of Barnstaple; opposite the Murco petrol station EX37 9DZ between Chapelton and Umberleigh.
Dartmoor Folk Festival 2017
Friday 11, Saturday 12, Sunday 13 August 2017
The Dartmoor Folk Festival is a friendly traditional festival, which features Ceilidh, Song and Music Sessions, Dartmoor Step Dance and Broom Dance Championships, Dances and Music Hall, Dartmoor Fayre, Craft Displays, Sunday Ramble, and Children’s Festival Events.
Craft tent, Demonstrations, Sideshows, Dance Displays, and Children’s Entertainers.
Camping facilities on site with catering van located on the campsite serving breakfasts, snacks, and drinks.
Dartmoor Folk Festival 2017 at South Zeal Recreation Ground, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2JX
Chagford Annual Art Exhibition 2017
Admission is free.
Open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Saturday 4:30 pm).
Chagford Annual Art Exhibition 2017 at The Jubilee Hall, Cross Tree, Chagford, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 8AH
Okehampton Show 2017
Thursday 10 August 2017
The Okehampton Show provides all day entertainment.
Lots of attractions and local food stands.
The vast amount of exhibits on display at the Okehampton Show includes Vintage and Classic cars and motorcycles, commercial vehicles, steam engines and stationary engines, tractors, horticulture machines, and many other items of interest.
Rural Crafts Tent, Trade Stands, Dog Shows, Horse, Pony and Donkey classes, Private Driving and Heavy Horses, and Showjumping.
Classes for Cattle, Sheep, Dairy, Goats, Pygmy Goats, Poultry, Pigs, Rabbits, Bees, and Honey.
Okehampton Show 2017 at Stoney Park Showground, Holsworthy Road, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1SW
Chagford Show 2017
Thursday 17 August 2017
Chagford Show features Dartmoor Horseback Falconry, The Dolphin Youth Marching Band, The Dartmoor Hill Pony Display Team, and The Sheep Roadshow.
Three meadows alongside the River Teign host over 200 stalls.
Chagford Agricultural and Horticultural Show 2017 at Chagford Showground, Dogmarsh Field, Mill End, Chagford TQ13 8JN
Stitching Sewing Hobby Craft Show 2017
Thursday 21 September to Sunday 24 September 2017
Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Yarn, Wool, Hobby Craft; Guild, Federations, and Societies.
Textile Groups, Demonstrations, Mini-Workshops, and all things Crafty.
Stitching, Sewing and Hobby Craft Show at Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ
Appledore Book Festival 2017
Friday 22 September to Sunday 1 October 2017
Appledore Book Festival founded in October 2006 by a local committee led by local children’s author f Horrible Science, Nick Arnold.
Today the Appledore Book Festival is a charity with a mission to spread a love of reading and learning in Devon while focusing publicity on the pleasant quayside village of Appledore and its quaint narrow streets.
Patrons: Judi Spiers, Jeremy Vine, Nick Arnold.
Authors who featured in 2014 Appledore Book Festival include: Maya Angelou, Terry Walton, Jeremy Vine, Fay Weldon, Helen Dunmore, Lord David Owen, Michael Morpurgo, Jenny Molloy, Mark Horton, Alan Smith, Rob Barratt, Sandy Brown, Katie Fforde, Vicky Pryce, Chris Waters, Susan Swingler, Irma Kurtz, Judy Finnigan, Richard Madeley, Nadine Dorries, Peter Christie, Dr Irving Finkel; and many other well-known authors.
Appledore Book Festival 2015, the line-up of authors guest speakers featured Nicholas Parsons CBE in conversation with Appledore Book Festival Patron Judi Spiers, Terry Waite CBE, Ann Widdecombe, Pam St Clement, Martin Bell OBE, Dom Joly, Patrick Gale, Tony Hawks and Elkie Brooks.
Talks and panel discussions, music, and workshops, at Appledore Book Festival, Appledore, North Devon, EX39.
Yer Tiz Motorcycle Rally 2017
North Tawton Rugby Club
Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October 2017
The Yer Tiz Bike Rally is the brainchild of Rich Long and was set up in 2010 for the first event to run in 2011.
The aim was to make new friends, catch up with old ones, and have a great time with any profits made being donated to biker related organisations.
Devon’s Charity Bike Rally 2016 featured fundraising for Devon Freewheelers Devon Blood Bikes which aim to provide a free of charge medical transport service to the NHS.
Camping is a great way to experience the River Taw. Camping facilities available at Yer Tiz Motorcycle Rally.
Live Music Bands, Licensed Bar with Real Ales, Local Food, Barbecue, and Trade Stands.
Yer Tiz Motorcycle Rally at North Tawton Rugby Club, Taw Meadow, Fore Street, North Tawton, Devon, EX20 2ED
Okehampton Carnival 2017
The carnival family fun day commences with a coffee morning in Okehampton Charter Hall from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.
Lots of brightly coloured costumes and superbly decorated carnival floats to enjoy as the main procession makes its way through the streets of Okehampton.
Street trading and refreshments situated throughout Okehampton town.
Okehampton Carnival and Traditional Fun Fair at Simmons Park, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1EP
North Tawton Rugby Club Fireworks and Bonfire
Friday 29 October 2017
Commences at 6:30 pm.
Hot Food available at North Tawton Rugby Club.
North Tawton Fireworks and Bonfire at North Tawton Rugby Club, Taw Meadow, Fore Street, North Tawton, Devon, EX20 2ED
Saturday 11 November 2017
Family fun day and evening featuring Hatherleigh’s Famous Tar Barrels.
Okehampton Edwardian Evening
The Town of Okehampton is to present its annual Edwardian Evening on Thursday 7 December 2017.
The Fairtrade Group will be serving Free Fairtrade Hot Chocolate from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Baptist Church. There will also be Fairtrade goods for sale and live music.
Okehampton Mayoral Carol Concert featuring Okehampton Excelsior Silver Band starts at 7:00 pm in Red Lion Yard.
Enjoy the aroma of roasting chestnuts while gazing upon the splendid array of colourful light displays and Christmas Trees throughout Okehampton town.
Okehampton Edwardian Evening location EX20 1DL
Dipper Malkin Concert
Friday 20 January 2017
Dipper Malkin; captivating new duo, rapidly earning a reputation for elevating traditional music to new heights of sturdy beauty and sophistication.
With their highly-anticipated debut release, Tricks of the Trade, January 2017, Dipper Malkin realise they are the lucky benefactors of previous generations’ invention, celebrating their inheritance through every note, whilst avoiding the trap of complacency by offering their own inventions.
Dipper Malkin is the “potent combination” (Folk Radio UK) of two musicians that have spent their careers to date involved in groundbreaking projects. John Dipper (viola d’amore) was one-third of The English Acoustic Collective alongside Chris Wood and Robert Harbron and currently works with string quartet Methera, while Dave Malkin (guitar, voice) was a founding member of trio Tandem, stylishly combining traditionally informed compositions with live electronics.
Dipper Malkin Concert commences 8:00 pm at Church House Concerts, South Tawton, EX20 2LQ
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