Festivals In Devon

Discover Enchanting Festivals in Devon Through Seek South West

Do you have a thing for festivals holding in exotic places and the vibrant spirit of sociocultural unity that accompany them? In Devon, you will discover a diverse range of enchanting festivals spread all through the year.

Give Seek South West a call if you want to learn the date of the next festival and what it commemorates. Be aware that it’s essential to make your travel arrangements (including dining reservations, accommodation booking, and transportation within Devon) ahead of time, seeing as tourism in Devon usually spikes during festive periods.

A lady holding a drink

Powderham Food Festival

Head to Powderham Castle on 7th and 8th October 2017 for a wonderful celebration of fantastic food. If delicious hot food sold by scores of stalls and River Exe shellfish made into delicious dishes by several cooks and chefs sounds like a good time to you, then mark this festival in your diary.

Address: owderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ.

Ilfracombe Folk, Roots & World Music Festival

Ilfracombe Holiday Park is the place to be on the 20th, 21st, and 22nd of October if you don’t want to miss one of the most striking music festivals in North Devon! You’ll be treated to amazing acts from a dizzying variety of genres to enjoy.

Address: Ilfracombe Holiday Park, Marlborough Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8PF.

A flaming tar barrel

Ottery St Mary – Tar Barrels

Since the 1600’s, every 5th of November, the locals of Ottery St. Mary carry the Flaming Tar Barrels through the streets as thousands of visitors and townsfolk watch in delight. If you are going to be anywhere near Ottery St. Mary in early November, be sure you don’t miss the funfair!

Address: Town Centre, Ottery St Mary, DEVON, EX11 1BZ.

Brixham Pirate Festival 2018

It’s happening in May 2018, from the 5th to the 7th, and there will be great music. Of course, the Pirate Festival won’t be complete without military, pirates, and period re-enactors, as well as pirate rock, shanties, guns, and cannons.

Address: Brixham Town Centre, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8AW.

A ladies enjoying a concert

Dart Music Festival

Right after the Brixham Pirate Festival, you’ll want to make a stop at Dartmouth to attend the annual three-day Dart Music Festival. It’s going to be on from 11th to 13th May 2018 and you’ll enjoy an eclectic mix of jazz, folk, opera, blues, choral, rock and jazz performances at a nice range of outdoor and indoor venues throughout the weekend. And the best part is it’s all free!

Address: Dartmouth Town Centre, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9DY.

Kids playing on grass

Sidmouth Folk Week

All festival lovers must have this one in their diary if they don’t already. The Sidmouth Folk Week will be held at the enchanting East Devon regency coastal resort and it is going to be an entire week filled with celebration of music, dance, and song by the seaside. It will be on from 3rd to 10th August 2018 and if you can’t make that date, plan for 2nd to 9th August 2019.

Address: Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8XR.

3 SSW top tips for attending festivals in Devon

  1. Be sure to take a shopping bag to put all the goodies you buy.
  2. Go with friends and family if you can so you can enjoy it more.
  3. Try to find a hotel close by so you can beat the rush.

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