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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.
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)
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
Discover more Devon events with the Official Devon Guide
|December 1 2015 - Apr 1, 2016||10 years dining at ODE||Shaldon|
|December 3, 2015||Beer Vs Wine||Topsham|
|December 4 - 6, 2015||Beer, Cider and Music Festival||Woolacombe|
|December 5, 2015||Hatherleigh Ruby Country Market||Hatherleigh|
|December 5 - 6, 2015||Christmas at Cockington Court||Torquay|
|December 6, 2015||RWY Christmas Good Food Market||Plymouth|
|December 13, 2015||Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust|
- Make a Gingerbread House
|December 17 - 22, 2015||Christmas Markets in Castle Street||Exeter|
|December 18 -21, 2015||Christmas Markets in Fore Street||Exeter|
|December 19, 2015||Teignmouth Farmers Market||Teignmouth|
|December 31, 2015||New Year's Eve Gala Dinner||Torquay|
|December 31, 2015||NYE Fireworks and Dinner||Plymouth|
|January 6, 2016||Veg Out - River Cottage Canteen||Royal William Yard|
|January 9, 2016||Dartmouth Farmers Market||Dartmouth|