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Events in Devon in October, November and December, the last three months of the year have their own special appeal. October can be lovely with an Indian Summer, November has its fireworks and festivals. December we are looking forward to Christmas and the New Year. Shopaholics have a great time and the rest of us rush round and enjoy doing it. Well most of us!!
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Food Festival Powderham Castle 1st and 2nd October 2016. Now in its 5th year.
Exeter Racecourse Racing starts this year on 6th October 2016.
Beer R & B Festival 7th, 8th and 9th October 2016. 19th Anniversary. A small but excellent festival.
Wild Moors and Tors UK Trek 9th October 2016. Venue National Trust, Sexton’s Cottage, Widecombe in the Moor, Devon. Take the challenge and raise funds for Marie Curie. 13 miles.
Octoberfest Exeter 14th and 15th October 2016. Exeter Castle. A celebration of Bavarian culture.
Killerton Apple Festival 15th and 16th October 2016. National Apple Day. This is a unique family festival.
Exeter Racecourse 18th October 2016. Best Mate Beginners Chase Day.
Dartmouth Food Festival 21st to 23rd October 2016. FREE entry. A delicious festival
Two Moors Festival 22nd to 29th October 2016. 24 events in 7 days!!!
Bampton Charter Fair has been in existence since 1258!!! This year it will be held as usual on the last Thursday in October which is of course 27th October 2016. Bampton know how to do this! Lots going on!!
Antiques & Collectable Fair Newton Abbot Racecourse 29th October 2016.
Exeter Racing 188BET Haldon Gold Cup Day. 1st November 2016.
Stickepath Fireshow Normally held in Finch Foundry Field in Sticklepath on Bonfire Night. This delightful village is not far from Okehampton on the edge of Dartmoor. The event is one of the most popular in Wessex and 2010 was among the The Times top 15 “Britain’s Best Bonfire Night” events.
Exeter Racing 9th November 2016. Midweek Racing
Clovelly Herring Festival 20th November 2016 in the Harbour. 10th Anniversary. Celebrates the herring. At one time Clovelly was a major centre for herring.
Exeter Racing 20th November 2016. Devon Day.
Exeter Racing 2nd December 2016. First December Meeting.
Antiques & Collectable Fair Newton Abbot 3rd December 2016.
Christmas Magic in Clovelly The switching on of the Christmas lights is on Sunday 4th December 2016. A processsion starting from the Visitor Centre will be led by a brass band. There is carol singing and the grand finale is fireworks. Hog roast and mince pies to eat and punch to drink. Santa naturally.
Exeter Racing 15th December 2016. Christmas Fun Raceday
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Ottery St Mary in East Devon on the River Otter. Birthplace of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. St Mary's Church is said to have a ghost, John Coke, who was murdered by his brother. The Tar Barrels Festival is the ultimate bonfire night!
Bampton is a conservation area and known for its floral displays is right on the edge of Exmoor. Only the motte survives of the old Bampton Castle. There is a new Heritage and Visitor Centre.
Clovelly is a lovely sheltered place in North Devon on the Bristol Channel coast. Quaint with its steep cobbled High Street. Turner's painting of Clovelly is in Ireland's National Gallery in Dublin.
River Exe rises in Exmoor near a place called Simonsbath in Somerset, and runs to Exmouth on the channel coast in the south of Devon. It flows through Exeter and many other places in the county with Ex in the name. It's estuary is famed for its wildlife.
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If you do decide the leave the car at home and help the environment too, why not go National Express They run coaches all over the country. Some pretty good fares too.
Just imagine - sit back and relax, no hassling with the traffic!!!
Do you know that you can book on your mobile phone and they will send the ticket as a text!!!!
Virgin Trains is an excellent main line railway.