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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.

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).

Discover more Devon events with the Official Devon Guide, see our Free Devon events, and find more about Devon food and drink including events.

Until Apr 1, 201610 years dining at ODEShaldon
March 19, 2016Yeofest Beer FestivalYeoford
March 26-28, 2016Crafts and Food FairBideford
April 21-22, 2016Exeter Festival of South West Food and DrinkExeter
May 1, 2016Salcombe CrabfestSalcombe
June 3-5, 2016Flavour FestPlymouth
June 3-5, 2016Kingsbridge Food & Music FestivalKingsbridge
September 4, 2016Clovelly Lobster and Crab FeastClovelly
September 19-25, 2016Taste of the TeignTeignmouth
September 24-25, 2016Plymouth Seafood FestivalPlymouth
October 1-2, 2016Powderham Food FestivalKenton
October 16, 2016North Devon FoodfestBarnstaple
October 21-23, 2016Dartmouth Food FestivalDartmouth
November 20, 2016Clovelly Herring FestivalClovelly

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