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Food Festivals and Events

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.

See our pick of the summer 2014 Devon food festivals

June sees the Dartington Food Fair offering up its wares, such as food and drink from over 50 local producers, such as Ashridge Cider and a masterclass in cookery from celebrated chef Mitch Tonks. (The hyperlink should be to South Devon)

The Crab Day Street Party takes place in August in Dartmouth, and if you love seafood - and particularly crab of course, there’s nowhere else to be.

In April visit the Exeter Food Festival for Devon food and drink, children’s foodie workshops, music and entertainment. (need hyper link to HOD website)

September sees Abbfest catering to hundreds of visitors whilst 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.

See our pick of Devon food festivals for summer 2014

April 24-26, 2014Exeter Festival of SW Food & DrinkExeter, Devon 
May 3-4, 2014TorqEatTorquay 
May 24-26, 2014River Cottage Food FairAxminster
May 31-June 1, 2014 Dartington Food Fair The Shops at Dartington
June 13-14, 2014Ottery St Mary Food & Families FestivalOttery St Mary
June 10-14, 2014Big Food EventPlymouth
June 14-15, 2014Crediton Food Festival
July 5, 2014Okehampton Food and Folk FestivalOkehampton
July 12-13, 2014Topsham Food Fesival & Longest TableTopsham
August 3, 2014Crab Day Street PartyDartmouth
August 15-17, 2014 FlavourfestPlymouth
August 23-24, 2014Food and Craft FairAtlantic Village, Bideford
September 7, 2014Lobster & Crab Feast Clovelly
September 113, 2014FishstockBrixham
September 27-28, 2014Plymouth Seafood FestivalPlymouth
September 19-21, 2014Abbfest 2014Newton Abbot
October 4, 2014Powderham Food FestivalPowderham Castle, Kenton
October 19, 2014North Devon Foodfest 2014Barnstaple
October 24-26, 2014Dartmouth Food Festival Dartmouth
November 16, 2014Clovelly Herring FestivalClovelly

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