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It is summer and Events on the Isle of Wight during August and September include the flag events of Cowes Week and the Bestival. In every other year we see the Rolex Fastnet Race. Cowes is the sailing capital of the world. Bestival is one of the famous festivals on this Festival Island.
Carnivals are in full swing and the Island has quite a few. To see the list see the main Events on the Isle of Wight page.
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Cowes Week There is just nothing like it - the incomparable Cowes Week. 8th to 13th August 2016. The oldest and largest sailing carnival in the whole World. Thousands of competitors and spectators.
Isle of Wight Garlic Festival 20th and 21st August 2016. Newchurch. Food and entertainment in the heart of the Island.
Rolex Fastnet Race is run every two years and the next race will be in 2017.
The Isle of Wight Half marathon Open Road Race Organised by The Ryde Harriers is on August 21st 2016. On the same date Ryde Harriers have organised the Isle of Wight Youth Trust 2k and 5k Fun runs.
Bestival 8th to 11th September 2016. Robin Hill Country Park. One of the famous festivals of the Isle of Wight. A great festival in a lovely spot.
Little Britain Challenge Cup 9th to the 10th September 2016. The premiere construction and property industry event. Two days of racing in the regatta plus shore entertainment. Cowes - of course.
The Wight Challenge is on 17th September 2016, 9am start. Jersey Camp, Porchfield. A Charity challenge event with three events within it for teams of three. All members of a team must complete each challenge:
A 19 miles mountain bike ride,
2 miles open canoeing,
and 8 miles running challenge.
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Cowes. All eyes are on this famous place during August with the most famous regatta in the world. Cowes is in the north of the Island and an entry port from Southampton. The town is split into East and West Cowes that is connected over the River Medina with a chain ferry which would amuse the children. There are lovely walks, castle, plenty of shops and plenty to do in this delightful town.
Newchurch. Cyclists, one of the Sustrans routes, the 23, runs through this village. The village is in the south east of the Island with easy reach of both the county town, Newport and that lovely seaside town, Shanklin.
Ryde An entry port to the Island on the north east side, there is a ferry and the Hovercraft from Portsmouth. This is an attractive town with plenty of shops and things to do. There is a sandy beach that extends a long way out, consequently the pier, with the start of the Island Railway, is long too.
Robin Hill Country Park Home of the Bestival of course, but much more than that. It is a theme park with lots to do and an attractive place to do it in. Have a looki at the Frequent Visitor Ticket, looks handy if you live on the Island or are a frequent visitor.
Porchfield. Not far from Cowes or Yarmouth, so easy to get to from the mainland. Coleman's Play Farm Park is a joy for children.
We hope you have a pleasant stay and an enjoyable event
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It's Carnival Time
Ventnor 10th to 12th August 2016.
Ryde Carnival TBA
St Helen's TBA
There are some delightful cottages around the county. Probably one near where you would love to stay.
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!
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.