What's on in Bideford

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

Art Trek 2019 - North Devon Open Studios
13th September
13th - 29th September 2019

Art Trek 2019 - North Devon Open Studios

An event for all North Devon artists and craftsmen to take part in. A trail of beautiful pictures, pieces and creations spread around, shops, galleries and homes throughout the area. 

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Barnstaple Fair and Carnival
18th September
18th – 21st September 2019

Barnstaple Fair and Carnival

Held in the town since 1931, the biggest fair in the South West returns once again with games, food, rides and a massive carnival. 

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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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RHS Rosemoor Real Ale, Gin and Music Fest
27th September
27th & 28th September 2019

RHS Rosemoor Real Ale, Gin and Music Fest

A fun weekend of live music, delicious food and a wide range of beverages at RHS Gardens Rosemoor!

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Dartmouth Food Festival
18th October
18th - 20th October, 2019

Dartmouth Food Festival

A fabulous foodie event welcoming local and national food heroes and showcasing the best the South West has to offer.

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Halloween Hocus Pocus - The Milky Way
19th October
19th - 31st October 2019

Halloween Hocus Pocus - The Milky Way

Halloween Half Term fun, including a school for witches and wizards...

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The Big Sheep Halloween Festival
19th October
19th - 31st October, 2019

The Big Sheep Halloween Festival

Family fun by day, fright-filled horrors by night, do you dare enter The Big Sheep theme park in North Devon during October half term? 

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North Devon FOODfest
20th October
20th October 2019 - Barnstaple Pannier Market

North Devon FOODfest

North Devon's hottest event on the foodie calendar; held in Barnstaple pannier market and showcasing all the local delicacies of small food businesses in North Devon. 

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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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Torrington Bonfire and Fireworks
02nd November
2nd November 2019

Torrington Bonfire and Fireworks

The Great Torrington Cavaliers present the annual Torrington Bonfire and Fireworks at Torrington Rugby Club.

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Appledore Pirates Bonfire and Fireworks Night 2019
03rd November
3rd November 2019

Appledore Pirates Bonfire and Fireworks Night 2019

A community bonfire and fireworks night in the heart of wonderful Appledore, North Devon. 

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Bonfire and Fireworks Night at The Big Sheep
05th November
5th November 2019

Bonfire and Fireworks Night at The Big Sheep

Celebrate Guy Fawkes evening with a bonfire, fireworks and some tasty food! Grab your woolly hats and gloves, wrap up warm and enjoy the dazzling display of fireworks by the warmth of the fire. 

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Fame at The Queens Theatre
12th November
12th - 16th November 2019

Fame at The Queens Theatre

Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame The Musical continues to be one of the best-loved musicals across the world. 

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RHS Rosemoor 'Glow' Garden Illuminations
15th November
15th November 2019 - 5th January 2020

RHS Rosemoor 'Glow' Garden Illuminations

Why not get in the festive spirit with a walk around Rosemoor's Winter Illuminations.

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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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Christmas Craft & Design Fair at RHS Rosemoor
22nd November
22nd - 24th November 2019

Christmas Craft & Design Fair at RHS Rosemoor

A fantastic way to do your Christmas shopping at their unique two-day Christmas Craft and Design Fair. 

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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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Woollys Wonderland at The Big Sheep
01st December
1st - 24th December 2019

Woollys Wonderland at The Big Sheep

Meet Santa at Woollys Wonderland this December, where elves will put on a truly festive experience. 

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Ultimate Bublé – Christmas Show
05th December
5th December, 2019

Ultimate Bublé – Christmas Show

Mark Daniels as Ultimate Bublé performs the biggest hits of Michael Bublé in this stunning tribute show featuring his live band.

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North Devon Christmas Market 2010
07th December
7th December 2019

North Devon Christmas Market 2010

The biggest outdoor Christmas market returns to the village of Braunton again in 2019 - with over 150 stalls, delicious food and entertainment. 

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Santa's Grotto and Elf Emporium at The Milky Way
07th December
7th - 23rd December 2019

Santa's Grotto and Elf Emporium at The Milky Way

Enjoy a fun and festive day out with gingerbread decorating, reindeer and the real Father Christmas in his magical grotto.

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Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Barnstaple Pantomime)
13th December
13th December - 5th January, 2019

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Barnstaple Pantomime)

With lavish scenery, costumes, and dazzling special effects, the annual Queens Theatre family pantomime is the perfect Christmas treat.

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RHS Gardens Rosemoor Christmas Food and Craft Fair
14th December
14th - 15th December 2019

RHS Gardens Rosemoor Christmas Food and Craft Fair

RHS Gardens Rosemoor have a range of wonderful events over the festive period. Enjoy the magic of Christmas at RHS Garden Rosemoor and make sure you don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to buy those last-minute Christmas food, gifts and decorations.

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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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