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 4th October 2017 at the Bath and West Showgrounds. For the dairy industry this is one of the most important dates of the year.

Wells Food Festival   8th October 2017.

Wells Festival of Literature  The 25th Year! 13th to 21st October 2017. All venues are within walking distance of the Cathedral. 

An Important Date in your Diary  for 21st October 2017, a Charity Concert to support Children's Hospice South West, three hospices in Somerset "Making the most of short and precious lives across the South West". A delightful night of music at the Minster Church, Ilminster, starting at 7pm, starring Jemima Farey, Zembard Singers, Minster Voices. Guest Artists. Tickets £10 at the door.  

The Exmoor Stagger and the Exmoor Stumble Minehead. Provisional date: 22nd October 2017. Organised by the Minehead Running Club. The Stagger - Challenging Off road   course with some tough climbs from Minehead to the highest point on Exmoor. The Stumble - shorter but just as challenging!

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Bath Film Festival  2nd to 12th November 2017.   Various locations in Bath.

Antique & Collector's Fair at the Bath & West Showgrounds, Shepton Mallet on 10th to 12th November 2017.

Bath Mozartfest 10th to 18th November 2017. Several venues in Bath.

Bath Christmas Market Dates for 2017 to be confirmed. 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 1st and 2nd December 2017.

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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 7th October 2017

Children's Carnival 30th September 2017

Chard Carnival 14th October 2017

Castle Cary Carnival 14th October 2017

Taunton Carnival 21st October 2017

Warminster Carnival 28th October 2017


Midsomer Norton Carnival 13th November 2017

Bridgewater Guy Fawkes Carnival  4th November 2017

North Petherton Carnival 11th November 2017

Highbridge and Burnham on Sea Carnival 6th November 2017. Town Fireworks 5th November 2017.

Shepton Mallet Carnival 15th November 2017

Wells Carnival 17th November 2017

Glastonbury Carnival 18th  November 2017

Weston Super Mare Carnival 10th November 2017.

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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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