What’s On Events Devon

What’s On Events nearby in Devon throughout the year.

FEBRUARY

NGS Garden Open for Charity – Higher Cherubeer

Friday 2 February 2024
Friday 9 February 2024
Saturday 17 February 2024.

Higher Cherubeer 1¾ acre country garden with gravelled courtyard and paths, raised beds, alpine house, lawns, herbaceous borders, woodland beds with naturalised cyclamen and snowdrops, kitchen garden with large greenhouse and orchard. Winter openings for National Collection of Cyclamen species, hellebores and over 400 snowdrop varieties.

Home-made Teas available.

Admission: Adults £5.00 Children Free.

Higher Cherubeer Garden open by arrangement from Feb 2024 to Oct 2024 for groups of 10 plus.

Higher Cherubeer, Dolton, Winkleigh, Devon, EX19 8PP.

APRIL

NGS Garden Open for Charity – Andrew’s Corner

Sunday 7 April 2024
Sunday 21 April 2024
Sunday 5 May 2024
Monday 6 May 2024
Sunday 26 May 2024
Monday 27 May 2024

Andrew’s Corner moorland garden. April openings highlight the beautiful magnolias, trillium and lovely erythroniums. Early May openings with the maples, rhododendrons and unusual shrubs, and late May the Snowdrop Tree, Chilean Firebush and spectacular blue poppies.

Opening time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Cream Teas available.

Admission: Adult £5.00 Children FREE.

Andrew’s Corner, Skaigh Lane, Belstone, Devon EX20 1RD

MAY

Ten Tors Challenge

Friday 10 May to Sunday 12 May 2024

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.

Website: Ten Tors

Devon County Show

Thursday 16 May to Saturday 18 May 2024

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.

Devon County Show, Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ.

Bude Literary Festival

Thursday 16 May to Sunday 19 May 2024

Coastal festival of words and culture with over 70 events.

Ticket Sales and Festival Box Office will be open for purchases from 1st March 2024: Bude Library, The Wharf, Bude, EX23 8LG 

Bude Literary Festival

JUNE

Royal Cornwall Show

Thursday 6 June to Saturday 8 June 2024

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 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.

Opens at 8:30 am.

Closes at 18:00 pm.

Royal Cornwall Show at Whitecross, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7JE

Contempory Craft Festival

Friday 7 June to Sunday 9 June 2024

The finest craft event in the South West celebrating the best of British designer making.

Set in idyllic parkland on the edge of Dartmoor.

Meet over 200 of the finest British Makers. From 10:00 to 17:00.

Craft Festival at Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AL

JULY

Hatherleigh Festival

Tuesday 9 July to Sunday 14 July 2024

Live music, Family Entertainment, Food, Bar, Street Market, Art Exhibitions, Pop-up Local History Museum, Craft Workshops and Children’s Craft Tent.

Chagstock Music Festival

CANCELLED

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.

The Best Little Festival in The South West ~ Adrian Edmondson

Chagford’s Chagstock Music Festival near Dartmoor, West Devon, at Higher Fields, Whiddon Down, EX20 2PR

Mid Devon Show

Saturday 27 July 2024

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

Powderham Castle Picnic Proms

TBA 2024

Bring-your-own picnic, summertime concert at Powderham Castle covering iconic orchestral TV and Film scores.

Opens at 12:30.

Music performed by the London Film Music Orchestra.

Music starts at 13:30.

Powderham Castle & Grounds Kenton, Exeter, Devon EX6 8JQ

AUGUST

North Devon Show

Wednesday 7 August 2024

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 is situated on an impressive 50 acres showground at Umberleigh Barton Farm, 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.

Okehampton Show

Thursday 8 August 2024

The Okehampton Show provides all-day entertainment from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Lots of attractions and local food stands.

The vast amount of exhibits on display at the Okehampton Show include 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 at Stoney Park Showground, Holsworthy Road, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1SW

Dartmoor Folk Festival

Friday 9 August to Sunday 11 August 2024

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.

Camping facilities on-site with catering van located on the campsite serving breakfasts, snacks, and drinks.

Dartmoor Folk Festival at South Zeal Recreation Ground, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2JX

Chagford Show

Thursday 15 August 2024

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 at Chagford Showground, Dogmarsh Field, Mill End, Chagford TQ13 8JN

SEPTEMBER

Appledore Book Festival

Friday 13 September to Sunday 22 September 2024

Founded in October 2006 by a local committee led by local children’s author of 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 previous years Appledore Book Festival; 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, Appledore, North Devon, EX39.

OCTOBER

The Creative Craft Show

Thursday 26 September to Saturday 28 September 2024

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

Okehampton Carnival

Saturday 19 October 2024

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 25 October 2024

Gates open at 7:00 pm.

Fireworks at 8:00 pm.

Hot Food available.

Adults £6.00 Children £2.00.

Family of Four (2 x adults 2 x children under 18) £14.00.

Tickets available at North Tawton Post Office.

North Tawton Fireworks and Bonfire at North Tawton Rugby Club, Taw Meadow, Fore Street, North Tawton, Devon, EX20 2ED

NOVEMBER

Hatherleigh Carnival

November 2024

Hatherleigh Carnival and Tar Barrels.

Hatherleigh Silver Band.

Okehampton Edwardian Evening

Okehampton Edwardian Evening from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Special performance by Okehampton Christmas Choir outside St James Chapel.

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