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Festival Events

Devon loves nothing better than to celebrate its heritage, music, arts and crafts, which is why you’ll always be able to find fun and interesting things to do and see on your holidays. Festivals and events are part of West Country life - from small, intimate events to huge, carnival-style gatherings.

In April Exeter welcomes keen foodies to its award-winning Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink, whilst May sees the Lord Mayor's Day in Plymouth, which is a must for those interested in the secrets behind Devon’s beautiful blooms. The Contemporary Craft Festival and Armed Forces Day are two of June's highlights, and July sees the Mid-Devon Show, where you'll witness a whole host of activities including farm demonstartions, rural crafts, food and drink and entertainment.

Even in the colder months, there’s something to celebrate, making family holidays in Devon perfect at any time of year. Agatha Christie fans flock to the English Riviera for the Agatha Christie Festival, as it transforms into the murder-mystery capital of the country. Literature fans will also enjoy the chance to meet and chat with high-profile authors at the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, whilst the Tar Barrell Rolling in Ottery St Mary in November is a real Devon experience! 

For more events visit our area-specific sister sites, using the links at the top of the page.

Discover more Devon events with the Official Devon Guide


March 8-12, 2016Dartmouth Comedy FestivalDartmouth
April 9, 2016SpringfestCollumpton
April 22-24, 2016Exeter Festival of South West Food and DrinkExeter
April 29-30, 2016Toby Buckland's Garden FestivalPowderham Castle
May 14-15, 2016Plymouth Pirate WeekendPlymouth
May 28, 2016Lord Mayor's FestivalPlymouth
June 4-5, 2016Coombe Trenchard Home & Garden ShowLewtrenchard
June 10-12, 2016The Contemporary Craft FestivalBovey Tracey
June 25-26, 2016Armed Forces WeekendPlymouth
July 8-18, 2016Way With Words FestivalDartington
July 25, 2016Woolsery Agricultural ShowWoolsery
July 31, 2016Totnes and District Agricultural ShowBerry Pomeroy
August 6, 2016Shaldon Water CarnivalShaldon
August 7, 2016Porlock Country FairPorlock
August 13-20, 2016Dawlish Carnival WeekDawlish
August 16-17, 2016British Firework ChampionshipPlymouth
August 25-27, 2016Dartmouth RegattaDartmouth
August 27, 2016Exeter Street Arts FestivalExeter
September 3, 2016Kingsbridge ShowKingsbridge
September 15-18, 2016Budleigh Salterton Literary FestivalBudleigh Salterton
September 23-October 2, 2016Appledore Book FestivalAppledore

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