Events in Devon
October November December

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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!!


Ladram Bay in midwinter

Ladram Bay on the Jurassic Coast in midwinter
Photograph © Colin Vosper

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Two Moors Festival  Dartmoor 5th to 8th October 2023.Exmoor 12th to 15th October 2023.

Food Festival Powderham Castle 7th and 8th October 2023.

Wild Moors and Tors UK Trek  2024 TBC Venue  Widecombe in the Moor, Devon. Take the challenge and raise funds for Marie Curie. 15 miles.

Beer R & B Festival 13th, to the 15th October 2023.  A small but excellent festival.

Antiques & Collectable Fair Newton Abbot Race course 14th October 2023

Newton Abbot Racing.  21 October 2023

Dartmouth Food Festival 25th to 27th October 2024.  FREE entry. A delicious festival. 20th Anniversary.

Clovelly Apple Day 22nd October 2023.

Bampton Charter Fair  has been in existence since 1258!!! 26th October 2023. Bampton know how to do this! Lots going on!!

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Tar Barrels Festival 4th November 2023 Ottery St Mary.

Antiques & Collectable Fair Newton Abbot 18th November 2024.

Clovelly Herring Festival 19th November 2023. Celebrates the herring. At one time Clovelly was a major centre for herring.

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Christmas Magic in Clovelly The switching on of the Christmas lights 3rd December 2023.

Boxing Day BBQ 26th December 2023. Clovelly

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Finch's Foundry, Sticklepath

Finch's Foundry, Sticklepath
Photograph © nick macneill

Sticklepath. Stickle means steep! On the edge of Dartmoor.  Finch's Foundry belongs to the National Trust, it is a working water powered forge. Access to the Tarka Trail.  

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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Other pages that may be of interest


Events in South West England

Events in Dorset

Events in Hampshire

Events on the Isle of Wight

Events in Somerset

Events in Wiltshire

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Anyone with events in Devonwho 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 Devon should be capable of attracting crowds, large village fete size and above, similar to those listed here. Posting events on this page is free.

Our observations show that Travel Wessex'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.

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

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Holly berries

Photograph © Maigheach-gheal

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Public Transport

National Express

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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National Rail Journey Planner.

For train journeys all over the United Kingdom connecting the places you want to go efficiently and quickly.

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Traveline is a very useful resource for public transport throughout Wessex, even local buses. In fact all over the United Kingdom.

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