Events in Somerset

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Events in Somerset during the wonderful month of August so what shall we do? Go to the Taunton Flower Show for instance or what about the Mid Somerset Show, both are always popular. The Balloon Fiesta in Bristol is Free! That would intrigue the youngsters! 

If you are feeling active there are several cycle events in the county this month.


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Exmouth Exodus VII A night cycle ride from Bath to Exmouth.  1st and 2nd August 2020. Free to enter. About 100 miles.

Exmoor Explorer 2nd August 2020. Not a race, but a  non-competitive, sell-out cross-country event, offering 500 riders multiple distance options.

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Ashton Court Estate. 6th to 9th August 2020. This event is Europe's biggest Hot Air Balloon event, as well as one of the UK's top five outdoor events. Half a million visitors arrive for the show's four days - and its absolutely FREE to attend. Allow time for a lot of traffic in the area.

Taunton Flower Show  7th and 8th August 2020. Vivary Park, Taunton. The Best in the West, a traditional Flower Show - plus so much more. Beautiful. A day out for all the family. 2020 tickets available online now.

Dunster Country Fair  2020 date TBA. Dunster Castle. There are dog shows, equestrian events and so much more at this one of Somerset's premier country fairs.

Mid Somerset Show on New Venue but not far away, Cannard's Grave Road, Shepton Mallet. They now have their own site. 16th August 2020. Shepton Mallet. Thousands visit this show, the largest show in Europe with Free Admission! Yes it is still Free.

Axbridge Pageant 2010 was a huge success. The next one 29th August 2020! Only held every few years. A huge historical re-enactment celebrating 2,000 years of this Somerset town’s rich past.

The Burnham-on-Sea & District Model Railway Club will be holding their Model railway show on August 29th & August 30th 2020 from 10am to 4pm at King Alfred School, Burnham Road, Highbridge TA9 3EE.
Ample free parking and step free access. 15 confirmed layouts will be present covering a range of different scales. Local Somerset catering.
Adults £5 Children under 16 Free. Full details of the layouts and traders attending can be found on the club’s website

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King John's Hunting Lodge, Axbridge

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Taunton is a most pleasing county town. Taunton Flower Show is held in beautiful Vivary Park right in the town centre. 

Minehead, One end of the South West Coast Pathway that runs round the Cornish coast to Poole in Dorset. The Path has stunning views and can be done in bite size bits. Well worth it. The town is on the end of the West Somerset Railway. It is of course an entry to Exmoor National Park with all the delights that has to offer. Has a Butlins Holiday Camp. 

Bristol.  One of the major cities of the south west. It is bustling, easily accessible and so a centre for many events. See Brunel's SS Great Britain in the Harbour. Visit the Zoo. It is a job to miss the Clifton Suspension Bridge, another of Brunel's masterpieces.  

Keynsham. It is situated between Bath and Bristol. Keynsham has its own orchestra. Chew Valley Lake is not far away. Keynsham Park is host to several good events.

Shepton Mallet. Centre for visiting the Mendip Hills with their caves, areas of Scientific Interest and just lovely countryside. Charming villages and towns.

Axbridge. It is a charming little medieval town. The incredible pageant is held every ten years. It must take all of those years to organise one like that!!! Prehistoric man lived in the local caves! The Saxons loved the area. No wonder. King John's Hunting Lodge has a museum. Makes for an interesting visit.

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Other pages that may be of interest


Events in South West England

Events in Devon

Events in Dorset

Events in Hampshire

Events on the Isle of Wight

Events in Wiltshire

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Anyone with events in Somerset who would like to list their event here please contact us via the Feedback form, we would love to hear from you. The event should have its own website so that our visitors can find you and obtain more information.

The events in Somerset should be capable of attracting crowds, large village fete size and above, similar to those listed here.

Our observations show that's main visitors are those that love walking, cycling, horse riding and other like minded pursuits, but we welcome all attractions as we have many other visitors as well that we love to cater for. Posting events on this page is free.

We reserve the right not to include events in Somerset that are not suitable for legal or other reasons.

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Useful Information


Hotels can be found locally from Wessex Hotels

There are some delightful cottages around the county. Probably one near where you would love to stay.

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Car Rentals

Want a cute car? Large car? Small car? Whatever you need you will find it here. You will probably even find your favourite car hire firm here and Car Rentals do not add a penny to their price for looking all over for you!

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Please note that National Express coach services have been suspended due to the current pandemic.

Why not travel by Coach

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!!!!

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Virgin Trains is an excellent main line railway.

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More Public Transport

Traveline is a very useful resource for public transport throughout Wessex, even local buses. There are other pages on Traveline for other parts of the country.

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