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.


Ashton Court Mansion

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!

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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.

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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!

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High Street, Dunster

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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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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Cottages at Porlock

Cottages at Porlock
Photograph © Roger Cornfoot

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Useful Information

It's Carnival Time

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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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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