Events in Somerset
October November December

Events in Somerset in October, November and December, with late autumn and winter time comes colder weather and dark nights. Dark nights bring the sparkling winter carnivals. Fireworks!! 

Christmas markets, Santa. Dunster by Candlelight.

For those who still love to be active there are still cycling, running and walking events.


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The Dairy Show will be held on 5th October 2016 at the Bath and West Showgrounds. For the dairy industry this is one of the most important dates of the year.

Wells Food Festival   9th October 2016

Wells Festival of Literature  14th to 22nd October 2016. All venues are within walking distance of the Cathedral. 

The Exmoor Stagger and the Exmoor Stumble Minehead. 23rd October 2016. Organised by the Minehead Running Club. The Stagger - Challenging Off road 15 mile course with some tough climbs from Minehead to the highest point on Exmoor. The Stumble - Only 6 miles, but just as challenging!

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Bath Film Festival  3rd to 13th November 2016.   Various locations in Bath.

Antique & Collector's Fair at the Bath & West Showgrounds, Shepton Mallet on 11th to 13th November 2016.

Bath Mozartfest 11th to 19th November 2016. Several venues in Bath.

Bath Christmas Market 24th November to 11th December 2016. In that quaint area between the Abbey and the Roman Baths. Just right for Christmas shopping! Magic.

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Dunster by Candlelight Every year on the first Friday and Saturday in December this delightful medieval village in Exmoor, holds two days of enchanting candlight shopping, eating, a lantern procession plus much more. It is so popular that you cannot park in the village, please use the Park and Ride! The event is on 2nd and 3rd December 2016.

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Dunster is an active little village in North Somerset on the Bristol Channel. Dunster Park and Heathlands is an Area of Scientific Interest. The town has a lot of listed buildings.

Shepton Mallet. A good centre for touring the Mendips. It is a nice small rural medieval town. The Bath & West Showground is close by.

Wells. A beautiful old Cathedral city. The Cathedral and the old Bishop's Palace are good places to visit and there other medieval places in the city. 

Minehead is a coastal town in North Somerset. Gateway to Exmoor. Gateway to the South West Coastal Path, a stunning footpath that runs right round Cornwall, Devon and Dorset.

Weston Super Mare. Another delightful North Somerset town, It is on the Bristol Channel and has a wide beach. Tide goes out a very long way. Bib Hope lived in Weston as a child.

Ashton Court. The Bristol Council own Ashton Court. The mansion is a Grade 1 listed building. The estate is Grade 11 listed. This property is an excellent venue for several good events.

Bath. A very lovely city. A World Heritage site. Says it all really. Would make a great romantic winter break. Georgian architecture and the Romans too thought well of the place!

Porlock is a coastal village on the edge of Exmoor. Makes a good place to plan a few bite size walks on the South West Coastal Path. Visit Porlock Weir which is a little harbour. 

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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

It's Carnival Time

Not all have their own website.


Ilminster Carnival 1st October 2016

Chard Carnival 8th October 2016

Castle Cary Carnival 15th October 2016

Taunton Carnival 15th October 2016

Warminster Carnival 24h October 2016


Midsomer Norton Carnival 14th November 2016

Bridgewater Guy Fawkes Carnival  5th November 2016

North Petherton Carnival 13th November 2016

Highbridge and Burnham on Sea Carnival 7th November 2016

Shepton Mallet Carnival 16th November 2016

Wells Carnival 18th November 2016

Glastonbury Carnival 19th  November 2016

Weston Super Mare Carnival 11th November 2016.

Burnham on Sea 7th November 2016.

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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 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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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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