Events, Festivals & Arts

2016 Events for North Devon & Hartland Peninsula

Find all the best events, festivals & things to see and do in North Devon and the Hartland Peninsula during 2016. 

October 2016

Every Tuesday & Thursday, Sweet Chilli Beef Company's Popup Kitchen, The Square Bradworthy (Tuesday), Stoke Barton Farm Campsite (Thursdays in the summer holidays). Award winning global foods from this fantastic, Hartland based company. Delicious Mexican chillis, gourmet burgers and Chinese dishes. See the website.

23rd October, Refugee Rescue 'Blue Light Car Wash' Day, Clovelly, 11am - 3pm. Come and have your car washed by two crew members of the Clovelly Lifeboat and a Bude Lifeguard in order to raise funds for Refugee Rescue. All three are volunteer crew on 'Mo Chara', which already this year has rescued 2,500 people in the narrow strip of sea between Turkey and the Greek island of Lesvos. Donate £5 or £10 for your car wash and help raise funds for this very worthy cause - it costs about £50 per hour to keep the boat running and save lives.  The Clovelly Estate has kindly provided the venue, so why not combine it with a trip to beautiful Clovelly and even have your car washed during your visit.  See here for more details.

28th October, Apple Day, Clovelly.  Bring a bag of apples, watch them being pressed, taste the juice outside the Visitor Centre, or bring more for pasteurisation and bottling. On entry to Clovelly, children can also enjoy apple games, crafts and an apple modelling competition with prizes. See:

November 2016

1st November, Special Sale, Hartland Quay Hotel, 12 midday -3pm. With 50% off remaining stock in the shop this is time to come and find Christmas presents, stocking fillers...or just treat yourself!  Items on sale include bags, scarves, gardening gifts, dog items, kitchen gifts and much more. Please note this sale exludes local artists items, although selected Clive Brocklehurst items will also be reduced by 10-15%. See 

December 2016

3rd December Welcombe Pottery Christmas Sale, Welcombe Pottery, Welcombe 10am - 5pm. Mulled wine and mince pies and beautiful handmade gifts. Come along to get your festive shopping off to an inspirational start. See or call 01288 331506. Darracott, Welcombe, Devon,EX39 6HG

3rd December, Christmas Fayre, Parish Hall, Hartland.  Come and get into the spirit of Christmas at with the annual Hartland Christmas Fayre. Delicious food, fabulous local crafts and arts and Christmas music from the Hartland Town Band - what better way to find presents, select your Christmas goodies and stock up for the festive season.

3rd December, Christmas Concert, 7.30pm, Hartland.  Join the wonderful Hartland Town Band for a resounding Christmas concert - the perfect start to the Christmas season.

4th December, Christmas Concert, 7.30pm, Hartland. Your second opportunity to join the Hartland Town Band for traditional Christmas favourites.

4th December, Clovelly Christmas Lights, Clovelly. Christmas is a magical time at Clovelly. The promenade starts down the cobbles with a local brass band leading the procession down to the harbour and accompanies Christmas carols sung by a local choir. There'll be a hog roast, hot dogs, Christmas grog and other refreshments available at the Harbour and Lifeboat Station and Father Christmas will make a surprise visit. At about 5 p.m. the switch is thrown and the entire village and harbour are lit up. It's a fantastic sight! A Carol Service is then lead by the Chaplain of the Lifeboat Station, The Rev. Shirley Henderson, and there is a grand finale of fireworks to finish off. Entrance fee: £5 per car at the Visitor Centre after 3 pm. All proceeds to RNLI. See:

8th December, Christmas Bingo, doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start. This is a fixture in the Hartland Christmas calendar. Locals and visitors alike join together for a spot of Christmas Bingo and to celebrate the festive season together.

18th December, Methodist Carol Service, Methodist Church, Hartland, 6pm.  Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate the spirit of Christmas with the annual Methodist Carol Service.

24th December, Carols Around the Tree, 7.30pm, Hartland Square. If you are lucky enough to be in Hartland on Christmas eve this is an absolute must-do event. Carols Around the Tree is one of Hartland's deepest Christmas traditions.  Locals and visitors alike gather in the main square around the beautifully lit town Christmas tree to sing traditional Christmas carols, accompanied by the wonderful Hartland Town Band.  At 7.30pm on Christmas eve, when hopefully all the wrapping, cooking, cleaning and preparation for Christmas is done, this marks the true start of relaxing, enjoying and celebrating this special season.  

26th December, Boxing Day Barbeque, Clovelly. Join us for our Boxing Day Barbecue on the quay at Clovelly, With FREE entrance into the village, why not have a walk on the estate then come along to the barbecue where there will be live music, mulled wine, and even a treasure hunt if you are up to it. Free entrance all day.  See: