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Devon’s heritage is steeped in farming and the county is well-known for producing some of the best fish, seafood, meat and vegetables in the UK. If food is an important part of your holidays in Devon, make sure you set aside some time for Devon’s various food festivals and events, or check out the regular farmers’ markets throughout the calendar and at most times of the year. However, there are larger events that can be easily integrated into family holidays in Devon, offering fun and entertainment for younger gastronomes, while the adults can get on with the serious business of sampling the best in local produce.
In April visit the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink for top Devon produce, children’s foodie workshops, music and entertainment.
May sees the Salcombe Crabfest, with hands on demonstrations, crab picking tuition, a commercial crab fishing talk, demonstration kitchen, crab pot making, music, wine tasting and much more.
September sees the Clovelly Lobster and Crab Feast gives local fishermen a chance to show off their prime Devon catch.
If you’ve decided to visit Devon in the winter months, October could see you attending North Devon’s Foodfest and enjoying the best of the region’s produce.
Here are a selection of events throughout the year. If you would like to see all events that are due to run this year please go through to the relevant area of Devon websites (links above).
|Until Apr 1, 2016||10 years dining at ODE||Shaldon|
|March 19, 2016||Yeofest Beer Festival||Yeoford|
|March 26-28, 2016||Crafts and Food Fair||Bideford|
|April 21-22, 2016||Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink||Exeter|
|May 1, 2016||Salcombe Crabfest||Salcombe|
|June 3-5, 2016||Flavour Fest||Plymouth|
|June 3-5, 2016||Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival||Kingsbridge|
|September 4, 2016||Clovelly Lobster and Crab Feast||Clovelly|
|September 19-25, 2016||Taste of the Teign||Teignmouth|
|September 24-25, 2016||Plymouth Seafood Festival||Plymouth|
|October 1-2, 2016||Powderham Food Festival||Kenton|
|October 16, 2016||North Devon Foodfest||Barnstaple|
|October 21-23, 2016||Dartmouth Food Festival||Dartmouth|
|November 20, 2016||Clovelly Herring Festival||Clovelly|