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2015 Devonshire Food Festivals and Events December 29, 2014 11:16

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2015 Devonshire Food Festivals, Country Fayres and Music Events:

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13 - 15 March 2015
Chagword Festival, Chagford
http://www.chagword.com/
Chagword aims to establish Chagford as a focus of literary excellence by attracting high quality speakers, and providing new opportunities for local people to experience literature in direct, accessible and dynamic ways.

16 - 18 April 2015
Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival, Newton Abbot
http://edwintucker.co.uk/beer-festival/2015-23rd/#.VJqXdsgA
Showcasing the finest ales of the Southwest’s SIBA members.

24 - 26 April 2015
Exeter Food & Drink Festival, Exeter
http://www.exeterfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk/
The festival is an annual event held in the courtyard of Exeter Castle and the surrounding Northernhay Gardens, right in the centre of Exeter. Taking place over three days, the festival also includes two evening 'Festival After Dark' events featuring live music, chef demos and a great atmosphere.

1 - 4 May 2015
Landmark Beer and Music Festival, The Landmark Theatre, Nr Ilfracombe
Real ales and free live music on the North Devon Coast.

21 - 23 May 2015
Devon County Show, Westpoint Exeter
http://www.devoncountyshow.co.uk/
The Devon County Show is the biggest (and best!) event in the county calendar and is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing day out sampling the many wonders of the local countryside.

29 - 30 May 2015
Honiton Sausage & Cider Festival, Honiton
http://www.honitonfestival.org/
Two staples in a true Devonian’s diet: you can’t go wrong, really. And all from local sausage and cider producers.

13 - 14 June 2015
Crediton Food Festival, Crediton
http://www.creditonfoodfestival.co.uk/
Crediton has history of good, locally produced food and boasts a butcher, greengrocer, bakers, delicatessens, wine shop, cafes, restaurants and other independent outlets.

19 - 21 June 2015
Teignmouth Folk Festival
http://www.teignmouthfolk.co.uk/
Teignmouth is one of Devon's oldest seaside resorts and is located below the Haldon Hills and on the estuary of the River Teign. Festival details tbc.

4 July 2015
Let's Rock Exeter, Powderham Castle
http://www.letsrockexeter.com/
The ultimate 80s festival in the beautiful grounds of Powderham Castle.

10 - 12 July 2015
Tiverton Balloon Festival, Tiverton
http://www.tivertonballoonfestival.co.uk/
An exciting ballooning, music and aerial extravaganza taking place at the combined Tiverton High School and Petroc campus on Bolham Road, Tiverton.

10 - 18 July 2015
Budleigh Music Festival, Budleigh
http://www.budleighmusicfestival.co.uk/
The concerts cover a wide range of classical musical styles and are set in this beautiful East Devon seaside town with its own special atmosphere.

17 & 18 July 2015
Exeter Craft Festival, Cathedral Green, Exeter
http://www.exetercraftfestival.co.uk/
A celebration of the very best artists & makers based in the South West in the historic setting of Exeter’s Cathedral Green.

25 July 2015
Mid Devon Show, Tiverton
http://www.middevonshow.co.uk/
The best one day agricultural show in the west! The Mid Devon Show offers a fun day out for all the family.

31 July - 7 August 2015
Sidmouth Folk Week
http://www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk/
Sidmouth FolkWeek is a unique week-long seaside celebration of music, dance and song taking place in the charming East Devon regency coastal resort.

4 August 2015
Crab Day Street Party, Dartmouth
Taking place alongside the River Dart, on the Quay in Dartmouth, this fantastic Street Party sees South Devon Crab on the menu, as well as music and entertainment for all.

14 - 16 August 2015
Flavour Fest 2015, Plymouth
Smell the most delicious aromas in Plymouth City Centre at Flavour Fest, the South West’s largest free food and drink festival (according to www.visitplymouth.co.uk).

21 - 23 August 2015
Beautiful Days Festival, Escot Park
http://www.beautifuldays.org/
Beautiful Days started in 2003 and is a family-friendly music festival which takes place in Devon.

21 - 22 August 2015
Dawlish Air Show, Dawlish
http://www.dawlishairshow.co.uk/
The seaside town of Dawlish is a premier resort on the south coast of Devon and, with its glorious bay and dramatic coastline, it’s the perfect setting for the spectacle that is ‘Dawlish Air Show’. Each year this event attracts over 80,000 people to watch an array of aircraft take to the sky at this award winning air show.

21 - 22 August 2015
Sunwest Beer and Music Festival, The Landmark Theatre, Nr Ilfracombe
Real ales and free live music on the North Devon Coast.

6 September 2015
Lobster and Crab Feast, Clovelly
Clovelly celebrates its famous lobsters and crabs sustainably caught by its fishermen with a great day out for all the family.

8 September 2015
Widecombe Fair, Dartmoor
http://www.widecombefair.com/
Once a market for local farmers to sell their surplus stock, now a showcase for all that is wonderful about this part of the country.

17 - 20 September 2015 (tbc)
Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival
http://www.budlitfest.org.uk/
Inspiring talks, readings and workshops with prize-winning authors in the seaside town of Budleigh Salterton.

24 October 2015
Dartmouth Food Festival, Dartmouth
http://www.dartmouthfoodfestival.com/
The Dartmouth Food Festival is an annual festival celebrating all things food and wine. Now in its 11th year, the festival has developed into a major food event or, as The Daily Telegraph put it , a ‘heady mix of celebrity chefs, parties, food markets, tasting shacks and demonstrations’.

25 October 2015
Foodfest, Barnstable Pannier Market
Foodfest features over 100 local food and drink exhibitors, six top chefs, numerous tastings including chocolate, breads, local fish dishes, a wide variety of street food, and plenty of homemade cakes and bakes.