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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 - 2015 dates coming soon

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 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.

See our pick of Devon food festivals for summer 2014 - 2015 dates coming soon

Discover more Devon events with the Official Devon Guide

November 15, 2015Clovelly Herring FestivalClovelly
November 21, 2015Totnes Christmas MarketTotnes
November 21, 2015Atlantic Village Farmers MarketBideford
November 26, 2015Exeter Cathedral Wine TastingExeter Cathedral
November 26, 2015Coca Cola Truck visits PaigntonPaignton
November 26 - Dec 6, 2015Christmas Craft and Food MarketPlymouth
November 28, 2015Teignmouth Farmers MarketTeignmouth
November 28, 2015Brixham Christmas MarketBrixham
November 29, 2015Fore Street Christmas MarketIlfracombe
December 3, 2015Beer Vs WineTopsham
December 4 - 6, 2015Beer, Cider and Music FestivalWoolacombe
December 5, 2015Hatherleigh Ruby Country MarketHatherleigh
December 5 - 6, 2015Christmas at Cockington CourtTorquay
December 6, 2015RWY Christmas Good Food MarketPlymouth
December 13, 2015Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust
- Make a Gingerbread House
December 17 - 22, 2015Christmas Markets in Castle StreetExeter
December 18 -21, 2015Christmas Markets in Fore StreetExeter
December 19, 2015Teignmouth Farmers MarketTeignmouth
December 31, 2015New Year's Eve Gala DinnerTorquay
December 31, 2015NYE Fireworks and DinnerPlymouth 

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