Events, Festivals & Arts





7th   Clovelly Lobster and Crab Feast, Clovelly.  We pay tribute to Clovelly's famous lobsters and crabs with a day of live folk music, quay kitchens, beer tasting, prize draw, arts and crafts stalls and cookery demonstrations. For the children there's street theatre, N. Devon Biosphere/IFCA marine 'show and tell' activities, walkabout magic, balloon modelling, and N. Devon A.O.N.B.'s event-themed craft activities
The Red Lion Harbour restaurant will be offering delicious lobster and crab platters, each with a complimentary glass of bubbly.
In aid of the National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow, who will bring along a tank of baby lobsters, to be later released into the sea.

Standard admission charges include all entertainment.

  Hartland Farmers Market, Parish Hall. Not to be missed, a fantastic array of local food, produce and crafts plus a wonderful cafe.
19th   Last Night of the Proms, St Nectan's Stoke
  Woolsery WW1 Remembrance Day.


  Last Night of the Proms, St Nectan's Church, Stoke. £5 (schools free)


18th - 19th
10am - 4pm
  Antiques & Collectors Fair, RHS Rosemoor. This popular fair, organised by Devon County Antiques Fairs, features carefully selected stalls from across the SW and beyond, selling a wide variety of antiques and collectibles to suit all tastes and pockets. Normal admission prices.
18th   Giant Veggie Competition, Big Sheep, Abbostsham.  Enter your own veggies of all shapes and sizes (entries must registered by 10th October) or just come to see some incredible specimens -including a 470lb giant pumpkin grown onsite! Free Entry (though normal admission applies if you want to stay on to visit the usual Big Sheep attractions). and 01237 472366
10am - 4pm
  North Devon Foodfest 2014, Barnstaple Pannier Market.  This annual celebration of the finest food in North Devon showcases over 90 local food and drink exhibitors, chef demonstrations, tastings and live music.  This huge event is an absolute must-see.  Free Entry.
25th - 26th   Food & Craft Fair, Atlantic Village, Bideford. Stock up on tasy treats with over 27 stalls selling fresh local produce, delicious home made goodies and muchmore.  Free Entry.
25th Oct - 2nd Nov   Halloween Festival, The Big Sheep, Abbotsham.  The South West's biggest Halloween festival. Enjoy the happy, fun side of Halloween by day or the spooky, scary side at the Night Festival. Pumpkin carving, haunted rides, fancy dress, free face painting, Ghost busting, the Haunted Gallery and much more.  See for full details.


16th   Clovelly Herring Festival, Clovelly. There'll be a wide variety of herring dishes in the quay kitchens, cookery demonstrations, live shanty singers, street entertainment, other local food and craft stalls, a photographic exhibition of Clovelly herring fishing and A.O.N.B. event-themed, free craft activities.
To see the 'Silver Darling' menu at the Red Lion Harbour Restaurant, please click here
Standard admission charges include all entertainment.