One thing we love about visiting North Devon is the amazing food and drink that’s on offer which is why we’ve compiled a list of the food festivals you can look forward to in 2024.

Lobster and Crab Festival

Clovelly’s Lobster and Crab Festival is one of the biggest events in the village’s calendar. It’s a great day out for the whole family and really celebrates the heritage harbour as well as sustainability – you’ll only find sustainably caught lobsters and crabs here! With live music, demonstrations, street theatre and more – there is something for everyone! This year’s event will take place on 1st September.

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North Devon FoodFest

Perhaps the biggest of North Devon’s food festivals, the FoodFest takes place in Barnstaple, usually around October time. Featuring a huge array of food and drink, live demos and just about every tasty delicacy you can think of, this is a must for your calendars!

Keep up to date with the latest information here.

Devon Street Food Festival

Did you know that Ilfracombe is quickly becoming a foodie hotspot? Perhaps its because of annual Devon Street Food Festival which takes place in Ilfracombe during the summer months. Usually taking place in July, this year’s event hasn’t been announced yet, but if previous years are anything to go by, you can find incredible street food from across the world, live music and DJ sets and some truly award winning delicacies.

Look out for announcements for this year’s date here.

Clovelly Herring Festival

Another of the region’s top food festivals taking place in Clovelly is the annual Herring Festival which will be coming to the village on 17th November this year. Herring might not be your first choice when it comes to a fish dish, but there is something spectacular about the celebrations, which will also include locally produced beers, gin and cider, craft stalls and children’s activities, as well as a real focus on sustainable fishing.

Find out more here.


Eat Festivals take place across the West Country and are a great way of meeting the local producers of your favourite tipples and snacks. The Festivals are accessible, free to attend and are always held in town centres, so you know exactly where to go. This year, you can find one in Bideford on 6th April, which will be full of local producers, hands on cooking activities, workshops, entertainment and more!

See more information about Bideford’s event and the others taking place around the region here. 

North Devon Beer Festival

Devon might be better known for cider but have you tried a local beer? Well, don’t miss out on the chance, keep an eye out for summer when the North Devon Beer Festival makes an appearance. Usually based at Barnstaple’s Pannier Market in August, the latest dates have not yet been announced, so keep an eye on the website for more details.