What's on in Bideford

Plan an even more memorable stay with the help of our diary of local events in the area.

Valentine's Dinner
14th February
Thu 14th Feb 7-9pm

Valentine's Dinner

3-course special menu plus coffee with a cocktail: £35pp

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February Half Term at The Big Sheep
16th February
16th - 24th February

February Half Term at The Big Sheep

Enjoy fun-filled family days out at The Big Sheep this February half term, including live lambing.

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Clovelly Lentsherd
05th March
5th March 2019

Clovelly Lentsherd

An old Clovelly village Shrove Tuesday custom of chasing bad spirits away before Lent in which children participate. 

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Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink
04th May
4th - 6th May 2019

Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink

Three days of chefs, food demonstrations, delicious dishes and everything food. A foodie paradise. 

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The Devon County Show 2019
16th May
16th - 18th of May 2019, Westpoint Arena Exeter

The Devon County Show 2019

Enjoy Devon's best day out with activities and entertainment, showcasing the best of food, farming and rural life that Devon has to offer! 

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Pigstock Festival 2019
18th May
18th - 19th May 2019

Pigstock Festival 2019

After a new venue in 2018, we can't wait to see what Pigstock 2019 brings! Details to come!

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Clovelly Seaweed Festival
26th May
26th May 2019

Clovelly Seaweed Festival

A truly unique event, this Clovelly Village day out is in aid of the North Devon Hospice. 

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The Smuggler Cycle Sportive
02nd June
2nd June 2019, Barnstaple

The Smuggler Cycle Sportive

A charity event for cyclists of all abilities, the day of cycling organised by The Bike Shed in Barnstaple starts and finishes in town, taking in the North Devon views with free food and beer.

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Lynmouth Regatta and Maritime Festival
13th June
13th - 19th June 2019

Lynmouth Regatta and Maritime Festival

Lynmouth's yearly maritime festival with boat races, children's activities, fancy dress and lots more

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Devon D-Day at Saunton Sands
15th June
15th - 16th June

Devon D-Day at Saunton Sands

A history lesson for the whole family as Devon D-Day celebrates the 75th anniversary of troops arriving at Saunton. 

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Goldcoast Oceanfest 2019
21st June
21th - 23th June 2019

Goldcoast Oceanfest 2019

The UK’s coolest surf and music festival, held just a few miles from Saunton Sands in Croyde, celebrated its 20th birthday in 2018...we can't wait to see what 2019 brings. 

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Barnstaple Fringe Theatre Fest 2018
27th June
27th - 30th June 2019

Barnstaple Fringe Theatre Fest 2018

Performers in Barnstaple and North Devon are once again preparing for a range of theatre shows.

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Lynmouth Raft Race
14th July
14th July 2019

Lynmouth Raft Race

A not to be missed race day, as dozens of rafts take to the seas! Flour bombs and spectator interaction make for lots of laughter. 

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A beginner's guide to designing your own garden at RHS Rosemoor
25th July
25th - 26th July 2019

A beginner's guide to designing your own garden at RHS Rosemoor

Do you have a new garden, or want to change your existing one? Learn all the skill you will need in this very practical 2-day workshop

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Clovelly Gig Regatta
27th July
27th July 2019

Clovelly Gig Regatta

Gig Rowing at Clovelly has become very popular recently, as Devons best teams go head to head in a fun but intense day of competition. 

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Devon Street Food Festival
02nd August
2nd - 4th August in Ilfracombe

Devon Street Food Festival

Three glorious days of street food in a key North Devon location. Smells, tastes, drinks and fun to please everyone.  

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Clovelly Maritime Festival and Lifeboat Weekend
03rd August
3rd and 4th August

Clovelly Maritime Festival and Lifeboat Weekend

Lively music, street entertainment, crafty creations, sea storytelling, puppet shows and family activities are all on offer at Clovelly during this fun-packed day in support of the R.N.L.I.

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The North Devon County Show 2019
07th August
7th August 2019 - Umberleigh

The North Devon County Show 2019

There is so much to see and do at North Devon's leading local agricultural event, with attractions, lovely local food, displays and competitions.

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Combe Martin Carnival Week 2018
10th August
10th - 17th August

Combe Martin Carnival Week 2018

A week of parades, games, races and general family fun for locals and holidaymakers alike - both on the beach and down one of the longest high streets in England. 

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Clovelly Lobster and Crab Feast
01st September
1st September

Clovelly Lobster and Crab Feast

Music, cookery demonstrations, local food and craft stalls, freshly cooked lobsters and crabs, all makeup Clovelly Lobster and Crab Feast.

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Appledore Book Festival
20th September
20th - 28th September 2019

Appledore Book Festival

Devon's biggest and most popular literary festival staged in the most picturesque village of Appledore.

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Clovelly Apple Day
23rd October
23rd October

Clovelly Apple Day

Lots of lovely apple crafts and activities in beautiful Clovelly to celebrate the apple season! 

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Clovelly Herring Festival
17th November
17th November 2019

Clovelly Herring Festival

To celebrate the history of Herring fishing in the village, Clovelly hosts family entertainment and stalls.

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Clovelly Christmas Lights Switch On
01st December
1st December 2019

Clovelly Christmas Lights Switch On

Enjoy carol singing, brass bands, fireworks, Christmas lights and watch Father Christmas himself arrive!

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Boxing Day Barbecue at Clovelly
26th December
26th December

Boxing Day Barbecue at Clovelly

The perfect follow up to Christmas day, with a walk and BBQ by the coast in historical Clovelly! 

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Clovelly New Years Eve Fancy Dress Party
31st December
31st December

Clovelly New Years Eve Fancy Dress Party

Celebrate the end of 2019 with a party by the sea in Clovelly! 

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Bideford New Years Eve 2019
31st December
31st December 2019

Bideford New Years Eve 2019

Bideford is the place to be on New Year's Eve. On the last night of each year, the 'little white town' bursts in to life, colour and sound to celebrate the passing of another year.

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