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.
Ashton Court Mansion
Photograph © Sharon Loxton
The Dairy Show will be held on 4th October 2023 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 2023. Looks good.
Craft4Crafters 12th - 14 October 2023. Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.
Wells Festival of Literature Starts on 27th October 2023. Venues are within walking distance of the Cathedral.
The Exmoor Stagger and the Exmoor Stumble Minehead. TBC. 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!
Bath Film Festival 20th to 29th October 2023.
Antique & Collector's Fair at the Bath & West Showgrounds, Shepton Mallet on 7th to 8th November 2023.
Bath Mozartfest 10th to 18th October 2023. Several venues in Bath.
Bath Christmas Market 23d November to 10th December 2023. In that quaint area between the Abbey and the Roman Baths. Just right for Christmas shopping! Delightful.
Dunster by Candlelight Magic!!! Every year on the first Friday and Saturday the 1st and 2nd of December 2023 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! It is worth it though!
High Street, Dunster
Photograph © Peter Turner
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.
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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Cottages at Porlock
Photograph © Roger Cornfoot
These Fete events do not always have their own website, but they are important locally.
Ilminster Carnival 7th October 2023
Chard Carnival 14th October 2024
Castle Cary Carnival 14th October 2023
Taunton Carnival 21st October 2023
Bridgewater Guy Fawkes Carnival 4th November 2023
Burnham on Sea Carnival 6th November 2023
Weston Super Mare Carnival 10th November 2023
North Petherton Carnival 11th November 2023
Midsomer Norton Carnival 16th November 2023
Shepton Mallet Carnival 13th November 2023
Glastonbury Carnival 18th November 2023.
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